Baby shower games get your guests laughing and chatting, especially if you step up your party game with these creative activities. Bonus: Add to the fun with these printable party games of bingo, Mad Libs and more!
ABC Baby Book
The prize for this game goes to the mom-to-be, who gets a homemade alphabet book crafted by her guests. Let guests choose what image to draw for each letter or, if you think they'll need inspiration, choose a theme for the book (it can even match the shower theme). Stop by the cuppacocoa blog for a free template and full instructions.
Baby Guess Who?
Maximum fun with minimal prep work: Guests send along baby photos of themselves prior to the shower, and you print them up, number each one, and create a display on a wall or table. Print out numbered sheets where guests can try to match each guest to a cute baby picture. The person who matches the most is the winner! The Working Moms Against Guilt blog has a step-by-step guide for creating this game and a free printable to go along with it.
Year One Bucket List
There are so many wonderful things parents can do with their baby in the first year, but it can be hard to remember to do them. Have guests write down one first-year bucket-list item on a note card and drop it in a basket for the mom-to-be to take home. Bonus points for using a diaper caddy as the basket, like the one above from Keababies! Encourage guests to include both little and big moments, from blowing bubbles with baby to zoo visits.
Clothing Decorating Station
Fill up baby’s wardrobe with customized outfits using blogger Lovely Indeed’s decorating station idea. Provide solid-colored baby clothes in a variety of styles and sizes, fabric markers, iron-on designs, and an iron. Your fashionista friends will have fun designing these tiny outfits, and will love seeing baby wear them.
Wishes for Baby
Ask every guest to share a wish for the new baby in this sweet idea from the Art Bar blog. Use pastel card stock and the blog’s free animal templates, or use scrapbook paper and your own shapes for the wish cards. Hang ribbon and small clothespins on the wall so guests can post their wishes so everyone can read them.
Candy in a Baby Bottle
For a super easy game, fill baby bottles with a set amount of small candies, like sprinkles. Place a bottle at each table with a note that asks guests to guess the number of candies. This game doubles as an icebreaker as tablemates try to figure out the exact number. At each table, the person with the closest guess can win the candy or another prize.
Give each guest a container of Play-Doh and 15 minutes to sculpt a baby-related masterpiece (like a baby, pacifier or bottle). Let the mother-to-be pick her favorite to win a prize.
Hand-Crafted Baby Blocks
Shower guests can show off their artistic sides by decorating baby blocks! Provide blank wooden blocks, markers, stickers and more (Fireflies and Mudpies has instructions for making these textured blocks) and let your guests get creative. Mom-to-be can pick her favorite for a prize or hold a random draw. After the party, paint the blocks with a natural wood varnish for a one-of-a-kind gift for baby.
Children's Book Quiz
For a book-loving mom-to-be, set up a quiz with trivia from classic children’s books. Or, create a fill-in-the-blank quiz with titles of children’s books. Guests will have fun remembering their favorite books from childhood.
Match the Socks
All you need to play this game are a bunch of new baby socks in different colors, patterns, and sizes and a cute laundry basket. We love the sock bundles from Cheski Sock Company, shown above. Throw the unpaired socks into the basket, set a timer, and have each guest match as many as they can in one minute. Mom-to-be gets a laundry basket and a great sock collection for baby, and your friends get a workout and a lot of laughs.
— Katie L. Carroll
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