Baby showers are fun and lively affairs. What could be better than getting together to celebrate a mum-to-be, welcome a new baby, open a few gifts and of course play a few games! If you’re throwing a baby shower for someone and are looking for games that are decidedly fresh and fun, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are the Top 10 Best Baby Shower Games. Enjoy!
1. Don’t Say Baby
Mum’s the word when it comes to ‘baby’! This is a great icebreaker to get the event started. As your guests arrive, give each a diaper pin to wear on his or her shirt and tell them that they can’t say ‘baby’ until it’s time to open presents. If someone is caught saying the word baby, he or she has to hand over his or her pin to the person who caught them in the act. At the end of the game, the person with the most pins wins a gift.
2. Guess the baby gear in the bag
This is a fun and practical game. Put at least ten common, useful baby items inside a diaper bag such as a bib, teething ring, rattle, bottle and diaper. Give each guest a pen and paper before passing the diaper bag around. Each person has to stick a hand inside the bag and identify as many items as possible without taking a peek inside the bag and write the items on their paper. Once everyone has had a turn, find out who had the most correct answers. The winner gets a prize and the expecting parents get to keep the diaper bag filled with baby essentials!
3.Quizzing Mommy and Daddy
A fun game for a co-ed baby shower. Ask the mom and dad for answers to twenty questions separately.The questions could include, “Where were you when you heard the news?” “Do you want a girl or boy?” and “What qualities of your spouse do you hope the baby inherits?” After you quiz each and record their answers, bring both into the room and put the future parents on the hot spot one at a time. Ask each to guess the answer their partner gave to each question-before asking the audience whose answer is correct. Everyone’s a winner with this lively game!
4. Guess the Baby Game
This game needs a little planning ahead. With each invite, include a note asking guests to email you a picture of them as babies. Take prints of these pictures and put them up on a board with a number assigned to each picture. Have each guest guess which picture corresponds to each guest. The person with the most matches wins!
5. Paper Plate Babies
Pass out sturdy paper plates and markers to all of your guests and tell them that they have to draw a picture of the baby. The catch is that everyone has to draw with the paper plate on her or his head! It’s a hilarious sight-and the finished drawings are guaranteed to have everyone in splits.
6. Dirty Diapers
A gross, fun and nutty baby shower game! Melt a bunch of chocolates of different consistencies like milky, creamy, nutty, caramel-filled, etc and place them inside a few new born diapers. Pass the ‘dirty’ diapers around and have each person sniff and taste the gooey ‘poo’ centres in order to guess which brand of candy bar is in each diaper. The person with the best nose for guessing ‘Chocopoo’, wins!
7. Diaper Derby
Your guests won’t be able to stop laughing at this game! Divide your guests into teams of two and hand each team a roll of toilet paper. Give the pair3 minutes to fashion a mock diaper out of the toilet paper for one team member. The team with the neatest diapered ‘baby’ wins.
8. Make a baby
Give your guests jars of colourful play-do and a minute to mold a baby out of it. The guests then display their works of art and the expecting parents get to judge which ‘baby’ wins the prize.
9. Bobbing for Nipples
This is the baby shower version of bobbing for apples. Set up a row of large buckets of water and drop some baby bottle nipples into each. Each guest must get down on his or her knees-hands behind backs-and collect as many nipples as they can grab in two minutes using only their mouths. When the buzzer goes off, the person with the most nipples wins.
10. Pin the Sperm
A fun twist on the classic baby shower party game. Place a cutout of an illustrated uterus on the wall and hand out paper cut out sperms to all the guests. Blindfold each guest and after a couple of spins, each guest must walk to the wall and pin the sperm on the uterus. Whoever’s sperm is closest, wins.
Tips & Tricks
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