Post # 1
Hi! I’m trying to find some new baby shower games that doesn’t include the following:
Can’t say “baby”
Guess the chocolate “poop” in the diaper
Guess the baby food
Guess mommy’s belly measurement
Guess how many candies in a bottle
Any suggestions?! We are already having a diaper station, diaper raffle and the beer bottle drinking game.
Post # 2
Ah, I was going to say a couple of them but know they’re done at every single one.
At a friends shower last spring, one of the hosts had a game where a headshot photo of the mom and dad were cut into strips, and you created a “baby” face out of the strips to see what the baby may potentially look like. It was pretty funny.
Another one they did was a super tiny plastic baby was frozen in an ice cube, and the first one to breka it out won.
Post # 3
I just looked for some for a friend’s shower. Not sure exactly what we are doing yet, but here are some suggestions (some descriptions are kinda long):
Mommy and Daddy’s Secrets: If you’re looking for a fun, yet touching, baby shower game for your coed baby shower, you’re in luck (though you can always adjust the game to fit a shower just for the girls). Ask the mom and dad for answers to twenty questions-make sure to do this with the significant other nowhere in sight! Some great questions include, “Where were you when you heard the news?” “Do you want a girl or boy?” and “If you could have your way, what would you want your child to be when he or she grows up?” 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 polling the audience to see who thinks the answer is correct.
Diaper Derby: On your mark, get set, go! Divide your guests into teams and hand each team a roll of toilet paper. Give the teams five minutes to wrap a team member up in a mock diaper. The team with the most creatively diapered ‘baby’ wins.
Guess the Baby Photo: Have everyone bring a baby photo and try to figure out who’s who.
Wishes For Baby: (Not really a game, but cute). Go a more sentimental route by having attendees write down their wishes for baby. Check out this free printable.
Post # 4
Pictionary – just come up with the words yourselves instead of using typical cards. We did a modified version of cranium at a friend’s shower since she loved that game. Cards Against Humanity is popular and could be fun to do a silly baby version of (or maybe disgusting, given the parameters of the game).
For the same shower we also made a coloring book with ABC pages and pictures of various things on the reverse. Each guest got a page. Leftovers were mailed to distant family or friends that couldn’t come out for a shower – such as the in-laws – and they colored and sent them back. Now she’s got an alphabet book that’s covered in signatures and well wishes from friends and family plus a few pages of photos and the like. The little girl loves it (she’s 4 now) and her little brother got one of numbers when he was born last year.
Post # 5
Write down names of famous moms on label stickers (celebrities, TV characters, politicians, and make one of them be the mom of honor). Then stick one name on each guest’s back without them seeing. Then have everyone go around asking each other yes or no questions until they can figure out who they are. We played it at my shower and it was a great ice breaker!
Post # 6
The only game I’ve ever enjoyed at a baby shower was decorate the onsie. I’m not very competitive, and actually enjoy chatting with other guests instead of playing games. It was also fun seeing the different designs and sayings people came up, it was very creative.
Post # 7
I think we had the BEST games at my baby shower.
I HATE the poop game and told my planning team NOT to include that stupid game along with the clothes pin “can’t say baby” game.
Here’s a description of my games:
1. Bobbing for nipples
Messy but so much fun.
2. One of my friends read a story about Mr. and Mrs. Right who went right and left. You have about 6 people sit in a circle and then they have to pass the game prize (ours was in a gift bag) back and forth based on the direction mentioned in the story.
3. Everyone was given a cup with frozen water in it (I think) and there’s a little plastic baby frozen inside. You had to “make the water break” but either forcing the ice to melt or breaking the ice. Some people just let it sit. One super competitive person chipped away at it and eventually melted it down to win.
Post # 8
I have to second the diaper derby! We did this at my SIL’s shower and it actually went over great. People came up in “heats” as others were chatting, eating, some watching. Then I did a sort of one on one playoff, and the winner went against mom to be. To make sure mom to be one (runner up still got the prize), I didn’t blindfold mom, and pretty much had the diaper already one before I said go. It worked out really well.
Post # 9
None. None games. No games. Honestly, baby showers are painful enough without forcing adults to do stupid shit they don’t want to do. You know what adult women like to do? Talk, eat, drink (preferably alcohol), and watch the new mom open adorable gifts. And cake. Cake is good. Idiotic games are not.
Post # 10
This X 100,000,000,000,000!!!!
Post # 11
Yes! My mom is planning my shower that’s in October and asked me what games we should play. I told her Id rather not have any because I hate playing games when I go to showers. She really wants to plan a few though so I told her as long as she didn’t do the diaper and chocolate game I don’t care.
Post # 12
Some adults, not all, don’t like games. I honestly think it may depend on how many showers you’re dragged to as well. I have been to two. One was boring as heck and only the games kept me entertained (they were tasteful ones). The other, for a best friend, was partially planned by me and I didn’t get the impression people were upset about the games.
OP, just don’t force anyone to play who doesn’t want to. Let some view from the sidelines. Let’s hope all of your friends haven’t grown up too much to enjoy a game or two!
Post # 13
I totally agree with @Kikibear
! I know you, as the mom to be, can not drink. However, please offer some sort of alcohol…. wine, craft beer, mimosas.
If you must have games, none of the ones you mentioned. The only one I can tolerate is gift bingo. Where you play bingo to the gifts as they are opened.
Post # 14
@Kikibear @Kikibear @Kikibear @Kikibear @Kikibear
Trust me. I’m not a fan of the games either especially since I don’t know the guests and whether they’ll actually play. But the mommy-to-be wants games so here I am searching. =(
Post # 15
these are great ideas! Thanks!