Baby Shower Games – 10 Fun Games Everyone Will LoveAuthor: Matthew Toone
If you are looking for Baby Shower Games that are extremely fun for everyone, and that are easy to plan and participate in, then you will love the games listed below. From word games to memory games, acting games to girly games, to even meaningful games and activities – there are games for every preference and setting. Have fun!
1) Baby Memory Game: Before the shower, place roughly 25 items on a cookie sheet that the mother-to-be will need. Bring the cookie sheet out with all the items for everyone to view for about 30-40 seconds. Then, remove the pan of items and everyone will have about 2 minutes to write down as many items that they can remember. The person who writes the most down will receive a prize, and all the items will go to the mother. (Examples of items: bottle, brush, pacifier, bib, soap, blanket, burp cloth, wipes, shoes, socks, diaper, pins, teddy bear, rattle, onesie, baby food, ear syringe, etc.)
2) Gerber Taste & Smell Guessing: In preparation, buy many different kinds of baby foods and remove the labels (but make sure you remember or mark which one is which). Place all the bottles on a tray and pass it around to all the women. Women can taste or smell each food, and then write down their guess on their own paper. The woman who guesses the most right gets a prize.
3) Mystery Guess: As guests arrive, have a jar full of random baby items the mother-to-be will need. It can have: binky’s, diapers, rags, onesies, soaps, lotions, socks, etc. Each guest will take a paper and make a guess as to how many total items they think are in the jar. The person who guesses closest will receive a prize at the end of the shower (and of course, all the items go to the mother-to-be).
4) Baby Shower Bingo: As exciting as it is watching the mom-to-be open all her presents, this game will help all the others watching have a little fun as well. Label each gift that was brought by simply writing a number on the gift (if 15 gifts were brought, number the gifts 1-15). Then, each woman will take a paper and create 15 squares and randomly place the numbers 1-15 throughout their squares. Each woman will place their numbers individually, so each person’s numbers are in different squares. Also, if there are more or less than 15 gifts, create as many squares on the paper as gifts. Then, when mom-to-be opens a present, she’ll call out that gift’s number, and everyone will mark off that number on their sheet. Once someone gets 5 in a row (or an X, borders, or blackout), they get a prize.
5) Baby Alphabet: Each guest will take a pen and paper, and along the left side of the paper they will vertically write all the letters of the alphabet. At ‘go,’ each woman will write as many baby items as they can for each letter. For the letter B, as an example, you might write: bottle, binky, burp cloth, brush, booties, etc. If a guest wrote these, they would get 5 points for the letter B. Each guest receives a point for every item they write down; however, if they did not write anything down for a letter (or multiple letters), they lose a point for every letter they did not write an item. A prize is given to the woman who wrote the most down. To make it more difficult and fun, allot 10 seconds for each letter, and people only get points for writing something that nobody else wrote down. Go through every letter, and the person with the most points wins.
6) Baby Pictures: Before the shower, ask for the baby pictures of all those that will be attending. And for fun, get a baby picture of grandma (if she is no longer with you), a close neighbor friend, a celebrity, even dad or an uncle just for fun, etc. (make sure everyone knows or would know who the person is). Make a collage of all the pictures and number each baby picture. Each guest will then write down who they think each baby photo is of. The person who guessed the most right will win a prize.
7) Unscramble the Baby Words: In preparation, write down about 20-30 baby words/items. Then, unscramble the letter in each word. Place all the words on one page and make copies for each guest. Then, divide everyone into teams of two and give them 5 minutes to unscramble as many words as they can. The team to unscramble the most receives a prize.
8) Baby Drawing Charades: In preparation, write down about 20 baby related items on their own individual slip of paper, and place all the slips in a bowl. Items could be: bottle, crib, rocking chair, car seat, burp cloth, etc. Divide the group into two teams and one person from each team will come to the front. They will draw out one slip and both look at it. At ‘go,’ these two will then have to draw this item (without talking) to their teammates. The team that guesses first receives a point. Send another person from each team up, so each person has a turn drawing. The team with the most points at the end receives a prize.
9) Story Time & Advice: Women and mothers always love talking about their children. So, if other mothers attend the shower, have each one of them take just a few minutes each to share both a funny experience as a mother with a baby, and then any advice they have for the new mother-to-be.
10) Guess the Price: In preparation, purchase many items that the mother-to-be will need. (Examples: crib, stroller, diapers, clothing items, lotion, wet wipes, burp clothes, bibs, soap, powder, etc.) Then, write down what each individual item actually costs. For the game, pull one item out at a time and have each guest make a guess as to how much that item actually costs (guests will write guesses on their own paper). Once all items have been guessed, the right prices will be revealed. Each player will reveal what they wrote and the person who guessed closest for that particular prize gets a point. Then the next item’s price is revealed, and this repeats. Whichever guest has the most points after all item’s prices have been revealed will receive a prize.
Matt is the founder of http://www.Tips4Families.com/ – a website full of helpful parenting advice, fun games and activities, traditions and holiday ideas, and tips and articles for families everywhere. Matt is also the author of: “Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children.” To view the book and learn more, visit: http://www.GreatGamesBook.com/
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