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50 Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck
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.
Baby Shower Games That 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
Photo: Cuppa Cocoa
Baby's First Portrait
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.
Photo: Fun, Cheap or Free
Homemade Baby Blocks
Every baby needs a set of blocks, and getting your friends to help decorate them is a great way to bond and get creative during the baby shower. Via
Handmade Adelaide Baby.
Photo: Handmade Adelaide Baby
Children's Book Quiz
If the mom-to-be is a bookworm, write a fun quiz—from naming the pig in
Charlotte's Web to finishing Dr. Seuss quotes. Via Devourer of Books.
Make a Time Capsule for Baby
Have friends and family jot down a note—could contain hopes and dreams, predictions, or anything else—that baby will open on his/her eighteenth birthday. Via
Photo: The Whoot
Celebrity Baby Name Game
Write down as many celebrity-parent names as you can, and have guests guess the name of their celeb spawn. Winner gets the most correct! Via
We Heart Parties
For the cornhole loving mom—use these "sperm" bean bags and see who can toss one in the hole to get to the egg. Via
Photo: More Stomach
Decorative Surprise Cupcakes
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
Baby Shower Mad Libs
Everyone laughs out loud at Mad Libs, and this "birthing adventure" story lacking all sorts of nouns, verbs, and adjectives is sure to be a hit. Via
Big Dot of Happiness.
Photo: Big Dot of Happiness
TV Family Trivia
Write down a list of names of characters from different TV families (like
The Brady Bunch, The Simpsons, Modern Family, and Parenthood) and have guests try to guess the correct show.
Baby Props Photo Booth
Let everyone ham it up with a few whimsical props and accessories for some unforgettable and adorable photo memories in your own makeshift photo booth. Via
Celebrations at Home.
Name the Nursery Rhymes
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.
Name That Tune, Baby Edition
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.
The Sentence Game
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.
Photo: The Red Headed Hostess
Babies Against Parenthood Game
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?)
One Crazy House
Blindfolded Diaper Changing Station
Party guests will get a hoot out of trying to change a diaper blindfolded. And they will consider themselves lucky that it isn't an actually poopy diaper 🙂
DY Baby Headband Station
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.
Guess the Candies Game
Fill a giant bottle with candies, and have guests guess how many there are. Whoever comes closest takes the treats home.
How Big Is Mama's Belly
Have guests cut pieces of yarn to a length they think corresponds to the circumference of the mom-to-be's belly. Whoever is closest wins!
How Many Baby Songs Can You Name
Set a timer and see how many songs each guest can name with the word 'baby.'
Photo Via Triangle Sound Studios
The Price Is Right
Make a basket of goodies and have each guest list how much they think each item costs. Whoever is closest to the grand total wins a prize, and the momma-to-be gets the basket of baby goodies.
My Water Broke Game
Everyone puts one of these baby-filled ice cubes in their drink. Whoever's melts first, wins!
What's In Your Purse?
All you need for this game are guests with purses and this scavenger hunt-style card, so bonus points for being easy. And it's fun to see who carries the most random stuff in their bag!
Have guests flex their sculpting skills by making Play-Doh babies. Give prizes for categorizes such as funniest, most creative, and best overall. Via
Every Pot and Pan.
Photo: Every Pot and Pan
Guess the Gender
Have your guests vote when they arrive to your shower. Tally the votes at the end of the party. For extra fun, you could do a gender reveal at the end. Via
One Charming Party.
Photo: One Charming Party
Guess the Baby Food
Gather up the most interesting baby food combinations you can find, and see if your guests can name them with a taste test. Via
Name the Baby
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.
Photo: One Charming Party
Bring out your guests' inner Martha Stewarts with a onesie-decorating game. Bonus: cute onesies for baby. Via
Photo: Binge Crafter
Baby Shower Bingo
Three words: baby shower bingo! Pass out printed bingo cards to guests as the mom-to-be opens her gifts.
Baby Face Mashup
Blow up photos of different parts of the parents' faces and let guests mash up what baby will look like. Via
Photo: Sarcasm 101
Baby Shower Scratch-Offs
Give your guests baby-themed scratch-offs and see who wins a prize.
Baby Word Scramble
Separate the experts from the newbies with these
baby word scrambles. Set a timer to add extra pressure and give a prize to the winner.
Who Knows You Best?
Let your guests test their knowledge of the parents-to-be with a fun quiz. Via
Photo: Project Nursery
Advice for the Mom-To-Be
Have your guests share their words of wisdom on cards that you can save. Their advice may come in handy someday! Find them at
Half Pint Ink Studio.
Bobbing for Nipples
If you know you have a fun and adventurous group or if you are doing a co-ed shower with dads too, try a twist on the bobbing for apples game by bobbing for nipples. Via
Lambs & Kings Blog.
Photo: Lambs & Kings Blog
Have your guests decorate a diaper with a cute or funny message and it will perk up the new parent during all of those late night diaper changes. Via
The Yetinker's Lives.
Photo: The Yetinker's Lives
Each guest gets two clothespins and has to try not to say "baby" during the shower. Whoever has the most pins at the end wins. Via
Photo: Roxanne Stellmacher
Pin the Binky on the Baby
This game is a twist on the old pin the tail on the donkey classic. Get it
Spit the Binky
Spit the binky is another good one for co-ed showers: see who can spit the binky the farthest.
Four games in one—you can see who gets the poopy surprise, guess the mess, play a memory game, and more with this
diaper game kit.
Guess the Animal Gestation Period
Feeling like you've been pregnant forever? Let your guests figure out how long some animals gestate in this fun game. (Aren't you glad you aren't an elephant!?) Via
Plan the Perfect Baby Shower.
Photo: Plan the Perfect Baby Shower
Guess That Baby
Have each guest bring a baby picture of themselves, and then have everyone try to guess who each photo is of.
Photo: Flickr/ Prayitno
Name That Baby Animal
Show photos of baby animals, and see who knows the correct term for each animal baby (for example, a baby kangaroo is called a joey). Photo via
Photo: Flickr/ Robert Parviainen
Pin the Sperm on the Egg
For a funnier version of the classic "pin the tail" game, see who can get the sperm closest to the egg. Via
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
Wishes for Baby
For a sweet addition to a baby book, have everyone write down special wishes for the new arrival on the way. Via
Photo: Lauren Makes
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