Post # 1
Hey bees! My dear friend is about to pop out her first baby and we’re throwing her a shower this weekend. Since I’m creative, I’ve been tasked with planning the games. I’ve been to one baby shower ever though, haha, so I’m having trouble thinking up games that are fun for everyone. So far I’ve made one where we try to guess celebrity baby pictures and celebrity baby names- more of a sit-down one.
Does anyone have any ideas for other games? Please, no one suggest that candy bar poop one- NOT HAPPENING. Haha. Which games have been an absolute hit at the showers you’ve been to? (And if you’re going to comment that games are lame and no one at a shower wants to play them you can #byefelicia to the next thread, because we are all excited for this shower and playing games).
Thanks everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂
Post # 2
I’ve done one where the organizers make a little tray of baby items (pacifiers, diaper, wipes, onesie, socks, hat, bottle, burp cloth, etc, etc) and they walk it around the room and show it to everyone. Then you have to try to write down as many things as you can from the tray in, like, two minutes, and whoever remembers the most wins. I like that one because then the mommy-to-be gets the little tray of cute stuff!
There’s also one I’ve seen that they give you the baby animal name (like kid, roo, whatever) and you have to guess what it is the baby of.
Post # 3
At a celeb baby shower a friend of mine went to they had everyone make a square for a quilt. It was so cute!! Then someone had all of the squares sewn together. The girls had fun cutting fabric and bows etc for the squares.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Baby Shower Gift Bingo keeps me entertained since that part can otherwise be kind of boring for the guests.
Not sure about your crowd or if there will be alcohol, but putting beer or mimosa in baby bottles and have like 3-5 guests compete against each other who can drink it down the fastest. To include everyone, you could have people place bets on who they think will win or split them into teams and the winning “team” gets candy or some sort of small prize that won’t break the bank haha.
Post # 5
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Let’s see, at my cousin’s baby shower we played this game where we put a paper plate that was semi filled with cotton balls on top of our head, and then with our eyes closed we had to spoon out as many as we could in like 30 seconds. I’m not really sure what that has to do with babies, but it was surprisingly amusing.
Edit: Oh! And for my other cousin’s baby shower they had blank wooden blocks set out on the table and markers, so everyone could decorate their own building block for the baby. I thought that idea was pretty cute and it kept most people occupied without being embarrassed in front of everyone.
Post # 6
Thanks for the ideas, ladies! I see lots I like 🙂
What’s a normal amount of games for a shower?
Post # 7
I’d say 2-3 games. I think that’s about what I’ve had to do at all the baby showers I’ve been to
Post # 8
Take several newborn sized diapers. Melt different chocolate bars inside each of them. Number each diaper. Guests have to look at them and guess which chocolate bar is in which diaper. It’s a fun game. I’ve played it at two different baby showers.
lol. See you are not a fan of this one from your post. I myself have always found it the most amusing! 😛
Post # 9
the only shower game that I can recall is passing around a ball of yarn, each guest cuts off a length that they think is the circumfrence of the mom’s waistline (at the roundest point, of course). the one with the closest measuerement won some kind of prize.
as a joke, one girl cut a piece of yarn about 10 feet long. it was pretty funny.
Post # 10
We played this one at the last baby shower I went to, it was HILARIOUS!
‘Just Ask Mom’
* Note cards
* Distribute note cards and pens to the guests.
* Tell each guest to write down a question a new mama would have, such as “How can I transition baby from my bed to his crib?” or “How do I take my baby’s temperature?”
* Then, have everyone turn the card over and pass it to the guest on her left.
* Have each person write down the answer to her original question on the back of her new card.
* Take turns reading the question-and-answer combos out loud. (“How can I transition baby from my bed to his crib?” “Insert the thermometer about an inch into baby’s bottom and watch the mercury climb.”)
* The guest whose Q&A combination elicits the most laughter from the crowd wins.
It’s pretty quick, so you could probably do a few rounds of it 🙂
Post # 11
None to be honest. I hate, hate baby shower games. I know we didn’t do any for mine thank goodness
Post # 12
We had a lot of fun playing baby shower bingo at my MOH’s shower.
Free Printable Baby Shower Bingo
Another running game that we played at my bridal shower but can also be a baby game is that everyone gets two mini clothes pins to attach to their tops. If anyone says “baby” or the baby’s name, then the first person to catch it can steal their pin. Whoever has the most pins at the end wins a prize.
Ooh this could work too- make a long list quiz, maybe 20 or so, of movie and TV quotes about babies/motherhood/birth, etc. Everyone fills it out and the person who correctly guesses the most sources win
Post # 12
Definitely remember the one where you give out clothes pins. The person who says baby has to surrender their pens. The person who has the most pins at the end of the shower give the price.
another one I remember is having to guess how many squares of toilet paper it took to wrap around the mother to be’s belly. Then she takes out a roll of paper for the actual measurement.
Post # 13
I second baby shower bingo. It is a perfect gift giving activity.
Post # 14
As per the original post: #byefelicia
I love the creative games where guests create something for the mum to be – the blocks and quilt ideas are good, but at a baby shower I recently went to we did ‘late night diapers’ where we wrote on disposable diapers (with the intention being to cheer mum up in the middle of the night). Some were funny (“sorry mum, this one might smell” kind of thing) and some more sweet/cute (“thanks mum, I’ll make it up to you on day”).
I think the number of games you play depends on how long the baby shower will go for and how many guests there are. The more guests the longer it will take to open all the presents, but also the longer each game will take since you have more people participating. I would also have a chat with the mum-to-be, some like to have more time just for mingling so only 1 or 2 games, others prefer the day filled with games so you’ll need more. And keep in mind that some games (like the late night diapers or baby gift bingo) don’t actually take up any extra time (we just wrote on a diaper as we walked past, or with the bingo it’s happening while mum-to-be is opening gifts).