Baby Showers are a celebration of life and as such deserve to be planned with that in mind. There is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing a few words of wisdom with the mom to be, and obviously, everyone enjoys seeing the adorable bay things that are unwrapped. But a celebration should be full of laughter and fun too. So why not add a few of the 15 hilarious and fun baby shower games? You’ll have every guest enjoying themselves, building up friendships and making new friends, all while blessing the mom to be.
See our post on diy baby shower gifts if you’re stumped for gift ideas!
Fun Baby Shower Games Your Guests Will Actually Want to Play
My water broke! That’s what your guests will be screaming as they melt their ice cubes to get the little baby figures inside.
Name that poopy! Alright, this one is a little gross, but it’s also pretty fun once you get past the poo idea. Melt candy bars inside diapers, and have guests guess which kind is in each diaper.
Playdough babies is another fun game. Provide little canisters of playdough and cupcake liners for your guests to mold their own babies. Have prizes for the cutest, ugliest, weirdest, etc.
Alright, so you’ll need to feel out the guest of honor to see if she’s comfortable with the “Guess how big Mommy’s waist/belly is” game. Some women like it, and some don’t, but it can be lots of fun.
Feed the baby is fun for coed showers. Provide samples of several different types of baby foods, but hide the labels. The guests try each one to see who can guess the most correctly. And it’s just no fun if you don’t put some real stinkers in there like spinach (which, oddly, was my baby’s favorite) or beef.
And here’s another fun coed idea: a diaper toss! It’s a skill every parent needs to learn anyway, because who has time to walk all the way to the trash can when you’re bleary eyed and exhausted?
Instead of bobbing for apples, try bobbing for bottle nipples instead. Even kids can join in this game!
Have a crowd of fashionistas? Try the diaper fashion challenge! Have guests attach as many diapers as they can to their clothes. Choose winners based on number of diapers or creativity for the “outfit”.
Don’t cross your legs! In this game, everyone gets a clothespin at the beginning of the baby shower, and if another guests notices someone’s legs crossed, the pin is taken from that person. Some people are really competitive and observant with this one!
Don’t say baby! This game is the same as the crossed legs game above, except instead of looking for crossed legs, you listen carefully and take pins from people who say the word “baby.”
To play Tinkle in the Pot, guests place large balloons under their shirts and ping pong balls between their knees to waddle over to the jars and drop them in. It’s a hilarious game, and if you’ve ever been pregnant yourself, you know just how real that waddling is in the last trimester.
My favorite baby shower game has to be Baby Jeopardy. Behind each post-it note is an answer, and your guests have to come up with the correct question. You may need to divide guests into teams to make sure everyone is included.
Draw the baby. Of course, you have to make it more challenging than that! Provide each guest with an index card and a marker. The cards are placed on the forehead while everyone tries to draw a baby. Have everyone sign their cards so you can look back at them years down the road!
The blindfolded diaper change game separates the old pros from the newbies! It’s a lot of fun, and it never hurts for the Mom and Dad to join in to fit in a little practice before baby comes.
Ever played Cards Against Humanity? It’s hilarious. And this Babies Against Parenthood version is just as fun. It’s a free download, so make sure you get it!
Think of a baby shower like a birthday party. You want the guests to enjoy themselves but most of all, you want the guest of honor to know that she has a cheering section behind her supporting her as she begins this crazy parenting journey.
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