15 Fun Baby Shower Games You’ll Actually Want to Play
One of the best parts of arranging a baby shower is planning the entertainment. There are many baby shower games out there, but some are more fun to play than others. We’re going to share 15 fun games that you and your guests will actually want to play.
15 Fun Baby Shower Games You’ll Actually Want to Play
1. Diaper Pong
Diaper pong is one of those baby shower games that everyone will love playing, especially if you’re having a co-ed shower. The rules are simple:
- Each player gets 6 balls and 6 shots.
- The goal is to get the balls into the diapers.
- Each successful shot awards you points.
The player with the most points will win a prize. You can play in teams or as individuals. Best of all, this game is so easy to put together with just a few supplies.
- 6 diapers
- Ping pong balls
- Baskets for the balls
- Presentation board
- Decorations for your board
Hang the diapers on the board, and decorate however you want (ideally, to match your shower theme).
2. Bottle Chug
Bottle chug is a fun game for a baby shower, and the rules are so simple:
- Grab a bottle
- Whoever finishes first wins
For this game, you’ll need baby bottles, a basket to hold the bottles and a sign stating the rules. Fill the bottles with whatever drink you want – water, apple juice, beer or whatever is appropriate for your crowd.
3. Bet on Delivery Date
Here’s a baby shower game that will continue long after the shower is over. Anyone who wants to play contributes a dollar or two to the pot and bets on the baby’s delivery date. The closest person wins the pot.
For this game, you’ll need to create a big calendar board, or you can buy one. Players will write their names on the date they’re betting on. After the baby is born, the winner will get the cash in the pot.
If you have a lot of guests on your list, the jackpot may be quite impressive.
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4. The Water Break Game
This is one of those classic baby shower games that never gets old. It’s fun because everyone can participate, and the winner gets a small prize.
Here’s how it works:
- Freeze baby favors in ice cubes
- Have guests take an ice cube and put it in their drink
- The first guest to have their ice cube melt and free the baby shouts, “My water broke!”
The first person to have their water break wins a prize.
This game is so popular that you can even buy a My Water Broke game on Amazon. It comes with everything you need to play – ice cube trays and plastic baby favors.
5. Pacifier Hunt
The Pacifier Hunt game turns your baby shower into a scavenger hunt. Grab 24 pacifiers (or however many you want), and hide them throughout the house or the place where you’re having the shower.
Whoever finds the most pacifiers wins the game. You can actually buy a Pacifier Hunt game on Amazon that comes with everything you’ll need to play, including a sign with the rules.
Make the game challenging and hide the pacifiers in places that guests wouldn’t expect. Remember that you don’t necessarily have to hide 24 pacifiers.
You can hide as many or as little as you want. You can also choose any other item you want, like plastic baby favors, mini baby bottles or an item that matches the theme of the shower.
6. Pop the Belly
If you’re having an outdoor shower, Pop the Belly is a fun game that everyone will love playing. Players throw darts at the board to try and pop the balloons (or baby bellies).
For this game, you’ll need:
- Poster board
- Darts and dart balloons
- Paper people
Whoever pops the most balloons wins a prize.
Tip: Look for darts with plastic ends for a safer game.
7. Decorate a Block
Block decorating is more of an activity than a game, but it’s something fun that everyone can do. Plus, your baby can use these special blocks in the future to learn the alphabet.
Lay out the letter blocks on a table and provide a tub of markers. Ask guests to draw pictures that correspond to the letters. For example, drawing a car on the “C” block.
This activity is a sweet way to have everyone contribute to your little one’s memories and learning in the future.
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8. Don’t Say Baby
The Don’t Say Baby game can be fun and competitive. Have everyone take three clothes pins from a basket and pin them to their outfits. When someone hears another person say the word “baby,” they steal one of their pins and add it to their outfit.
The person with the most pins wins.
You can buy a Don’t Say Baby game kit on Amazon, which makes it so easy to get this game started.
9. Baby Face
The Baby Face game is so much fun to play. Guests try and guess what your baby will look like by pasting different parts of your and your partner’s faces together.
For this game, you’ll need a sign that explains the rules and:
- Cut-outs of different parts of your faces (eyes, nose, lips, forehead, etc.)
- Glue to put the photos together
During the shower, you can have everyone vote on the silliest or the best “baby face.” The face with the most votes wins a prize.
10. Guess How Many Bears are in the Jar
The “guess how many” game is popular at baby showers because it’s fun to play. Fill a jar with gummy bears, and give each guest a card to guess how many are in the jar. The player who gets it right or comes closest wins.
You can buy the cards and rules sign for this game on Amazon. But you’ll also need a jar and some gummy bears. Don’t forget to count the bears as you fill up the jar.
11. Baby Bottle Bowling
When you think of baby shower games, bowling may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But baby bottle bowling can be a lot of fun for everyone attending the shower.
For this game, you’ll need:
- 10 baby bottles
- Sand or birdseed to add some weight to the bottles
- A “bowling lane,” which you can make out of poster board
Each guest gets two turns to knock down as many pins as possible. The person who knocks down the most pins wins a small prize.
12. Measure Mommy’s Belly
This is a fun game for guests of all ages.
- Have your guests measure the string to the size that they think will fit around mom-to-be’s belly.
- Then, each guest will write their name on a card and wrap their string around the card.
At some point during the shower, the mom-to-be will try to wrap each string around her belly. Whoever gets it right or comes the closest wins a prize.
You can buy pre-printed cards for this game on Amazon. The only other supplies you’ll need are scissors and yarn.
13. What’s on Your Phone?
The “What’s on Your Phone” game is so much fun, and it’s easy to play. Hand out a printable like the one above and have everyone fill it out. The person with the most points wins a prize.
You can find pre-printed game sheets on Amazon that make it even easier to play this game at your shower.
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14. Binkies on a Stick
If you’re looking for funny baby shower games, Binkies on a Stick (or Chop Binky) is one that should be on your list.
With this game, the goal is to pick up as many pacifiers as possible while holding a chopstick in your mouth and without using your hands. You’ll need some pacifier decorations (or you can use some real ones if you like) and some chopsticks for this game.
The person who picks up the most pacifiers wins. You can make the game a little more challenging by tossing the pacifiers on the floor or a table and having everyone pick them up and hang them from a tree (like in the Pin above).
15. Late Night Diaper Messages
Here’s a fun baby shower activity that you’ll appreciate after your baby arrives. Have a basket of diapers and ask guests to write messages on them to help you get through those late-night diaper changes.
They can write silly or sweet messages – whatever they want. You’ll appreciate reading all of these special notes after your little one arrives. They’re little reminders of this important day.
For this activity, all you need is a basket, diapers and a sign telling guests how to play.
These 15 baby shower games are fun for everyone. Whether you’re having a co-ed party or a traditional shower, your guests will enjoy participating in these games and activities.