Baby shower games. Some love them some not so much. While I love planning and hosting parties I’m not so big on playing the games… so
I searched for games and activities that I think are awesome and that will entertain also those who are not so big on the “dirty diaper” type of games.
And remember the A Cheap Baby Shower can be just as memorable as an expensive one.
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Nursery Rhyme Quiz
We all…almost all(?) love emojis! And nursery rhymes aren’t too bad either. This would be a cute way to entertain the baby shower guests. If you don’t have time to make your own how about checking out this Emoji Nursery Rhyme Quiz with woodland animals from Paper Passion Designs.
This silver themed nursery rhyme quiz from Damla Digital can be little harder unless you really know your rhymes. The game can always be made a little more difficult by timing it.
Or print out a free Nursery Rhyme Quiz from E Baby Shower Games.
Baby Item Box
Place various baby items in a paper bag or a box that has a small hole cut in the side. Give each guest a certain amount like 25 seconds to feel the items. Then they will write down what they felt. The one who has most correct wins.
And the mom-to-be gets to keep all the fun baby items!
Left or Right Baby Shower Game
I’m sure we all have at some point played this simple game of passing a gift to left or right based on the story read. This cute printable is from the Party Stork. All you need is the left right story and a wrapped gift.
Read the story. Whoever is holding the gift will pass it to the left or right whenever she hears one of those words.
A free Left of Right Baby Shower Printable can be found at My Practical Baby Shower Guide.
And another one at Tula Mama.
This game is so easy and an excellent ice breaker. Your guests will be giggling at the story while passing the gift around.
Baby Shower Scavenger Hunt from Party Fun Printables has a fun twist to the what’s in your purse game. In this game you will work as teams to solve rhymes. Each word that you are looking for is an item commonly carried around in a purse.
Once you have solved the rhymes you see how many of those items the team has in their purses.
A fun way to have the guests to work together.
Candy Poem Game
A yummy sweet game (Free) from Diva Girl Parties and Stuff. In this simple and cool game you need to know your candy. It helps that it is a poem and some of the candy names rhyme.
The printable has a poem with blanks and you need to fill in the blanks with the names of candy.
Perhaps the winner could receive a basket filled with the candies mentioned in the poem.
Whether you know how to draw or not this is a game that will make you all laugh together.
Baby Pictionary Word List Ideas
- high chair
- teddy bear
- baby bath
- diaper bag
- car seat
- rocking chair
- baby food
You could also do this the telestrations style! That would be hilarious!
Write down baby related sentences on index cards. Each player picks one and makes a drawing in a notebook according the sentence. Then she passes the notebook to the next person. This player will write down what she sees in the drawing and passes the notebook to the next player. This person now draws what the previous person wrote down and so on.
Burp Cloth Decorating Station
Besides needing a ton of diapers the mom-to-be will need a stack of burp cloths.
This wonderful idea to create a burp cloth decorating station is from A + Life. If you follow that link you will find some pretty cool ideas also for a “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Baby Shower.
The guests will have a great time writing messages or making pretty drawings on this cloths.
A sweet alternative would be a onesies decorating station.
Paint a Letter
Another creative activity that will be fun for your guests and serves as a cute decor for the baby’s room. Buy wooden letters, markers, paint, buttons etc. and ask the guests to decorate them.
Perhaps you can spell out the baby’s name or a cute phrase.
The following aren’t games but they would be a nice addition to any baby shower.
How Many In The Jar
This game is one of the easiest ones. All you need is a jar and something to fill it with. Well… you’ll need also paper slips and a pen.
Prepare or buy sugar cookies in the shape that goes with your theme. The guests decorate a cookie while talking and getting to know each other. The cookies can be for the mom-to-be or they can be used as a party favor.
Some… not me… like to perform. This would be a perfect way for those gifted in performing arts to shower the mom-to-be in a very special way.
If you need help coming up with the words Family Friendly Poems has a big selection of poems about babies, pregnancy, family, moms etc.
Another lovely way to entertain the mom-to-be and the guests is by asking someone to sing a special song to the mom.
Speeches can be awesome and so touching. And the speech does not need to be sentimental it can be funny too.
Have Fun Planning and Hosting An Amazing Baby Shower
Hosting a baby shower is such an honor and I hope that these game and activity ideas will make the shower very special.
If you are looking for fabulous baby shower themes you might want to check out these Gender Neutral Themes. You’ll find there great ideas for decorations, menu and so on.
And here you’ll find Cheap but Awesome Ideas for a Baby Shower!
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