I’ll admit to being someone who doesn’t really love baby shower games. We’ve all been to that baby shower that has the same old boring games. Or the gross “guess which candy bar this ‘baby poop’ is made of” game. Yuck. That’s why when I’m throwing a baby shower and the mama-to-be requests games, I’m super picky about what we play.
Luckily, there are actually cute and fun baby shower games out there, ready to provide entertainment at your next shower or sprinkle. Check out the slideshow for 50 of the best baby shower games that actually don’t suck.
Get your artsy (and even not so artsy) friends involved by having them draw a pic for each letter of the alphabet. In the end you've got a personalized ABCs book. Via Cuppa Cocoa.
With a notecard and a marker (and without looking), a guest holds the card to their head and draws what they think the baby is going to look like. Mama-to-be gets to choose the best and worst drawings. Via Fun, Cheap or Free.
Hide a miniature plastic baby inside one cupcake before you bake a batch (so it's totally random), then have guests decorate cupcakes. Mom-to-be chooses the winner, but the real winner is whoever eats the cupcake with the baby surprise inside (because she's next in line to get pregnant!). Via Beau Coup.
Thank Heaven for Little Girls Game
At Kim Kardashian's baby shower, she had guests fill in the names of lead actresses based on movie titles (during her pregnancy with North). Via E! Online.
Labor or Porn Game
For a raunchy game option, pull photos off the internet and crop the faces of woman either having sex or giving birth and have friends guess which is which. Via Adventures in Mumderland.
Write lines from nursery rhymes on index cards (before the party) and have players try to guess the nursery rhyme—and get as many right as they can in one minute—before passing it on to the next player. Via Play. Party. Plan.
Have your guests write down as many songs as they can think of with "baby" in the title. For a fun twist, you could have the songs playing as the party soundtrack prior to playing the game without telling your guests and see if they notice.
This game is like Pictionary meets Telephone. Have everyone write a statement about the mom-to-be (or her bump), then fold over and pass to the next guest who must draw what the sentence said. This goes on and on as the sentence slowly changes and becomes sillier and sillier. Via The Red Headed Hostess.
A baby shower take on the popular game Cards Against Humanity, Babies Against Parenthood, more PG but just as fun. And you can download a free printable to make your own thanks to The Eco-Friendly Family.
Fill in the Blanks for Baby
Part game, part memory keeping: this fill in the blanks game will make a great keepsake for the baby book!
Behind each post-it note is an answer, and your guests have to come up with the correct question -- just like the TV version. You may need to divide guests into teams to make sure everyone is included. Can I have FUN for $100? (see what I did there?)
If you already know the gender is a girl, a DIY baby headband station is a really fun and thoughtful way to play at a baby shower. It is more activity than game, but you can compete for who makes the best one if you want to make it even more interesting.
Have your guests suggest names for the baby by writing them down and putting them in a jar. You can pick your favorite at the end—and if you haven't chosen a name yet, you may find a winner! Via One Charming Party.
It's really just Twister, except more fun to watch when a pregnant lady (or a few) are playing. Or let your guests don a fake belly and have the pregnant momma judge from the sidelines if you prefer. Via Baby-Shower.