47 Fun Baby Shower Games

A baby shower is the ultimate way to celebrate the impending arrival of your baby with friends, family and colleagues. If you’re organising a baby shower and looking for some unique games to ensure everyone has a fun time, check out our traditional and modern baby shower game ideas to make it an event to remember. Some of these ideas might also help you choose your party's personality, but they’re all great no matter what the theme of the shower. Click on a game type below for some fun, creative baby shower game ideas and handy printable resources to make preparing a breeze.

Icebreaker Baby Shower Games

You may have several people on the guest list who don’t know each other – so what better way to introduce them than some icebreaker games? Even if your guests have known each other for years, icebreakers provide a great way to set the mood and get the party started! Try some of the following games to get to know each other while kicking off the party.

1. Guess Who?

Ever wondered what your best friend looked like as a baby? Now it’s time to find out! This adorable game is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

What you'll need:

  • Baby photo of each guest, numbered

  • Numbered blank lists, one for each guest

  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

When planning a baby shower one of the first things you’ll need to do is send an invitation to all the guests. With this game, when you send the invitations out, ask everyone to bring a baby photo of themselves. If most of the guests know each other quite well, you could ask them to bring pictures that the others might not have seen before. Collect all the photos at the beginning of the shower. Later on, display the pictures around the party room with a number attached to each one. Distribute numbered, blank lists, and invite each guest to guess who is pictured in each photo. This game is great because it will get people mingling and talking about how cute everyone was.

2. Fishing for Dummies

Transform this Halloween classic into a baby shower-friendly version by exchanging apples for dummies! Put your guests’ fishing skills to the test with miniature fishing rods and dummies, which also make the perfect gift for the mum-to-be! This game can be enjoyed both inside and out – depending on the weather.

What you'll need:

  • Large plastic tub or baby bath

  • 10-15 dummies

  • Bamboo canes, string & non-sharp hooks

  • Prizes (optional).

How to play:

To have some splashy fun with this baby shower game, fill a large tub – or a baby bath, if you happen to have one – with water, and place it in the kitchen or outside. Make some ‘fishing rods’ out of some bamboo canes, string and some non-sharp hooks (you can bend these out of paperclips or stiff wire if you have some lying around). Fill the tub with the dummies, and let the guests try their luck at fishing for them by catching the dummy’s ring with their hook on the end of the string. If you want, you can buy some small prizes and number them, and have the dummies numbered, too. Afterwards, carefully wash and sterilise the dummies, place them in a box with a ribbon and give them to the mum-to-be as a gift.

3. Find the Guest!

Nothing gets the conversation flowing like some fun facts. Help your guests get to know more about each other with this trivia-based game. You never know what you’ll learn about your loved ones!

What you'll need:

  • Pen and paper for each guest

  • Computer and printer, or photocopier

How to play:

Before the party, look through your list of guests and make a note of any fun facts about each guest. You can ask around for tips if you don’t know some of the guests that well. Then, type up a list of the facts without saying who each fact belongs to. Print copies of the list and leave one on each guest's seat. When everyone arrives at your baby shower, guests will have to get to know each other quickly to find out which fact belongs to which guest. Set a timer for a few minutes then, at the end, the guest with the most correct answers wins the game.

4. What Am I?

Not quite able to tell apart a cot from a bassinet? This game offers a great way to improve your baby essentials knowledge while getting people mingling.

What you'll need:

  • Plain note cards

  • A pen

  • Safety pins for each guest

  • Prize (optional)

How to play:

Prepare for this baby shower game by making a card for each guest and writing a baby item on each card – for example, a dirty nappy, dummy, cot and other baby-themed items. As guests arrive, pin a card on their back, and have them mingle, asking one another other a series of ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions to try to identify the item on their back. After someone has correctly guessed, the card can be taken off. You can either just use this game as a quick icebreaker or give a prize to the first person who correctly guesses what item was pinned on their back.

5. Don’t Say Baby

Arguably one of the most budget-friendly baby shower games out there. Don’t say baby will leave your guests cracking up and engage their competitive spirit! All that’s required it a few clothes pegs.

What you'll need:

  • 5 clothes pegs per guest

How to play:

When your guests arrive, pin five clothes pegs onto each guest and offer a single instruction: Don’t say ‘baby’. Have your guests keep their ears open, and if they hear anyone say the word ‘baby,’ they get to take away one of that person's clothes pegs. The guest with the most pegs left at the end of the baby shower is the winner. This simple baby shower game is fun, and it encourages guests to interact in an interesting way. Also, the mum-to-be might get some inspiration on cute nicknames to call her little one.

Funny Baby Shower Games

What’s a party without a good laugh? These games will leave your guests smiling, giggling and chuckling. Check out the following activities for a truly memorable baby shower.

6. Because I Said So!

Parents are always right, right? Your parents probably had a lot of favourite sayings they would pull out when you were a kid. Now it’s time to reminisce and see how they hold up with this entertaining game!

What you'll need:

  • Pens and paper slips for each guest

  • Bowl to collect the slips

How to play:

Ask guests to write down a saying or piece of advice that they associate with their mum or dad on a slip of paper. The sayings should be short, for example: ‘Watching too much telly will give you square eyes’, ‘It costs nothing to smile!’ or ‘Never eat cheese before going to bed’. Then, put all the slips in a bowl, mix them up, and let everyone draw one (making sure no one draws her own saying). Have fun guessing who wrote each saying and whether she would say it to her own child.

7. Don't Drop the (Egg) Baby

Who doesn’t love a classic egg and spoon race? Laughs are guaranteed with this energetic game. It also gives your guests the opportunity to show off their creative sides.

What you'll need:

  • 1 egg (hardboiled) for each guest

  • Paints, food colouring, markers, etc.

  • Wooden spoon for each guest

  • Plenty of space

  • Prize or trophy (optional)

How to play:

Ask your shower guests to decorate an egg to look like a baby, using paints, food colouring, pens or other decorations. Then organise a race in which each guest carries the egg ‘baby’ on a spoon. The spoon can be held in the hand or between the teeth, and the race can be a simple race to the finish or a relay race. Play for the first slice of cake or award a small prize or trophy to the winner.

8. Ice, Ice Baby!

Nothing quite beats the shock when the first guest (particularly if they’re a man) shouts out the instructed words during this game! Play it to find out why.

What you'll need:

  • Ice cube tray

  • Tiny plastic babies – 1 for each guest (you can probably find them in a party store or pound shop)

How to play:

For a unique baby shower game, place the plastic babies in the ice tray, pour water over them, and freeze them the night before. When all the guests have arrived, put an ice cube baby in each person's drink. Your guests will need to pay attention to the melting baby and shout ‘My waters have broken!’ (or another slogan of your choosing) when the baby completely melts out of the ice cube. The first who calls it wins. If you’re combining the baby shower with a gender reveal, you could modify this game by having everyone shout ‘it’s a boy!’ or ‘it’s a girl!’, depending on their guess. Later, when it’s time for the big reveal, everyone who guessed right could be first in line for a slice of cake or some other treat!

9. Play Dough Babies

Do you have a knack for artistic games? Put the skills of your guests to the test with this timed game. The results are sure to give everyone a good laugh!

What you'll need:

  • Play dough (purchased or homemade) in different colours

  • Baking cases

How to play:

Get your guests’ creative juices going with play dough. Give everyone a baking case and a few different coloured pieces of dough and set a timer for 15 minutes. The aim of the game is to see who can create the cutest dough baby in the given time. You can make things fun by adding plastic knives, pencils, or anything else that can help your guests get artistic. Of course, mum decides the winner.

10. We’re Having a Baby!

A great baby shower game for couples or friends, and a fun way to have your guests experience a baby bump – particularly the male guests!

What you'll need:

  • Balloons

  • Pins (optional)

How to play:

Split the guests up into teams of four or five, and give each guest a balloon. When you say ‘go’, someone from each team must blow up the balloon and stick it under her shirt. Then, the second person must blow up a balloon and stick it under her shirt and so on until all the team members have balloons under their shirts. Then, using a pin, the first person must pop her own balloon through her shirt, and then the second person does the same, and so on. The first team to pop all the balloons wins the game. Or if you prefer not to use pins, you can try to bump your ‘tummies’ against each other to burst the balloons.

Active Baby Shower Games

Parenting requires plenty of energy, so what better way to prep than with some fun active party games? Check out the following list of high-energy fun for inspiration.

11. Nappy Change Relay Race

Mastering changing a nappy is one of the most important tasks for new mums and dads. Let the fun ensue by practicing on a doll while the clock is ticking. You’ll all be seasoned pros in no time!

What you'll need:

How to play:

Assemble your baby shower guests in teams of the same number, and have each team stand in line. Each team should begin with its baby doll wearing a nappy and wrapped in a baby blanket. When you give the word to start, the first person in line in each team changes the nappy, removing the blanket and nappy, wiping the doll's bottom with a baby wipe, putting another nappy on, and rewrapping the doll in the blanket. Then the doll is handed to the next team member for changing, and the nappy changer goes to the back of the line. When everyone on a team has changed the doll's nappy once, that team has won.

12. Balloon Baby Twist

Lively, hilarious, and a challenge, what’s not to love about this active baby game?

What you'll need:

  • Balloons

  • Twister game (mat and spinner)

How to play:

Have each participant blow up at least one balloon and place it under her shirt to make the ‘baby’. Then play a hilariously awkward game of Twister. You can give prizes for the most twisted pose, most balloons carried under the shirt, and the least number of popped or dropped balloons. Let the mum-to-be sit in a chair and be the judge while enjoying the fun.

13. Hang the Nappy

Test the speed and hand-eye coordination of your guests with this fun, active baby shower game. Bring out their competitive side while running against the clock.

What you'll need (for each team):

  • 1-2 packs of newborn nappies

  • Mini clothes pegs

  • Pieces of string two to three metres long

How to play:

Make two or three little clothes lines – you can either prop them up on sticks or have one or two members of each team hold the ends of the string. Split your guests into competing teams, set a timer, and have them hang up as many nappies as possible. The team with the most nappies on the line wins.

Printable Baby Shower Games

Cut down on the baby shower prep time by downloading and printing our baby shower games here – and read on for more inspiration and instructions.

14. Baby Shower Bingo

Let every guest get involved in the fun of giving and receiving gifts by playing Baby Shower Bingo. Nothing quite beats the heart-warming moment when the parent-to-be opens up all their gifts!

  • What you'll need:

  • Bingo cards (with 3x3 squares)

  • Small stickers or pens

How to play:

Before the party, print out our baby bingo sheet and give one to each guest. Hand each guest a card, which should be unique for everyone with a different combination of gifts. Then, as the mum-to-be opens her gifts, guests can mark off any items received with a sticker or cross it out with a pen. The first guest to complete a row, column, or diagonal wins!

15. Who Said What?

How well do all your guests know you and each other? Put their knowledge to the test with this fun-filled activity.

What you'll need:

How to play:

Give copies of the questions to the mum-to-be and her partner before the party, and ask them to write down their answers. During the shower, give copies of the questions to all the guests, and have them use their imagination to fill in the blanks with what they think mum or dad said in answer to each question. The guest who guesses the answers closest to what mum or dad said wins the game.

16. Wishes for Baby

We all want the best for our children. This lovely game lets your guests express their wishes and dreams, or perhaps funny expectations for your life as a parent!

What you'll need:

How to play:

Hand your guests a sheet and a pen and have them fill in the blanks with wishes and predictions about the baby’s future (for example: ‘Your parents will be proud of you because…’). Let them know they can make their answers as funny or as sentimental as they'd like. Once finished, have people read out their answers to the first question, and vote for the best answer. The winner gets a point, and then you can move on to the next item on the list. The person with the highest score wins a prize.

17. The Price Is Right

Come on down! Bring all the fun and excitement of one of TV's most popular game shows to your baby shower with this hilarious take on a classic price match game.

What you'll need:

  • Pictures of baby items cut from a catalogue or printed out—they can even be from the mum or dad-to-be’s registry wish list

  • Small prizes for the winners

  • Pen and paper for the guests

How to play:

Lay out the pictures of the baby-related items and give your guests a pen and paper. Describe each item to your guests while showing them the image and have them note down their estimated price. For each item, the guests with the nearest price to the correct retail value without going over wins a prize. You can download and print our The Price Is Right game here!

Fun Baby Shower Guessing Games

Fun is the name of the game at every party – including your baby shower! Make sure you and your guests have a day to remember with some of these great guessing games.

18. Baby Birthday Pool

Who doesn’t love a good guessing game? Baby birthday pool is a baby shower classic and sure to be a hit.

What you'll need:

  • Pens and paper for each guest, or

  • 1 printed calendar of the expected birth month to pass around

This baby shower standby is always a hit. Before beginning the game, ask the mum-to-be to reveal her anticipated due date. Remind everyone that only 5 percent of babies are born exactly on their due date! Then, ask each guest to predict the day and the time the baby will be born, and write their prediction on the paper or calendar. You can promise to give a prize to each person who picks the correct day and also to the person who most closely picks the time. Don't forget to send those prizes out after the baby is born.

19. Guess the Famous Parent

This game is a winner for baby showers. It touches on everyone’s favourite subject: pop culture! Have fun finding out which guest is most clued in when it comes to celeb gossip!

What you'll need:

  • Name tags with the names of famous parents printed on each

How to play:

Before your guests arrive, write or print the names of some famous parents onto name tags for each guest. You could choose a category like mothers in fiction, parents from current or classic TV programmes or films, or anything you wish. When your guests arrive, attach a name tag to the back of each guest, without letting the guest see the name. Ask everyone to walk around and ask ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions of the other guests to figure out whose name is on her back. It’s a great icebreaker, and it may help guests who aren’t acquainted find some common ground.

20. Do You Know What It Is?

Another classic, Do You Know What It Is? is always a hit with party guests. It almost always produces some hilarious guesses!

What you'll need:

  • 10 paper bags

  • 10 baby items (like a nappy, dummy, etc.)

  • Pen and paper for each guest

How to play:

Before the party, put a baby item into each bag, and number the bags. At the party, hand out the sheets of paper and pens to the guests, then start passing the bags out one by one. The guest must take a guess what they think is in each bag without opening it, and write it down; however, shaking and feeling the bag is allowed. After the guesses have been scribbled on the paper, ask the mum-to-be to do the great reveal; the guest with the most correct guesses is the winner.

21. How Old Was Mum or Dad?

Who doesn’t love reminiscing on their teenage years and youth? Look back and enjoy those awkward years with your guests!

What you'll need:

  • Photos of the parent(s)-to-be at different ages

  • Pen and paper for each guest

How to play:

Arrange the pictures of the parent(s)-to-be on a board or a table and place a number next to each picture. Ask the guests to write the numbers in the order of age and see who gets the most correct.

Are the parent(s)-to-be ready for the hospital? Download our hospital bag checklist!

Crafty Baby Shower Games

Crafts are a great way to let your guests bring out their creative side while also creating a sweet gift for the new arrival. As crafts often require a little more prep, stay on top of everything by downloading our baby shower planning checklist.

22. Decorate the T-shirt

Transform your guests into fashion designers! The new baby will gain a custom-made wardrobe curated by those near and dear to their parents.

What you'll need:

  • Plain baby size T-shirts or baby bodysuits for each guest

  • Fabric markers or non-toxic fabric paints

How to play:

Ask each guest to decorate an outfit for the new baby. If you like, have the parent(s)-to-be relax in another room during the decorating time. When everyone is finished, spread the finished products out on a table and ask the mum-to-be to guess which guest decorated each one.

23. Make a Baby Quilt

A baby blanket makes a great keepsake, so why not get friends and family involved in making one?

What you'll need:

  • Pre-cut squares of light-coloured fabric

  • Fabric markers or non-toxic fabric paints

How to play:

Give each guest a square of fabric to decorate for the new baby. You can decorate the squares at the party, or send guests their square in advance, and ask them to bring their decorated square to the shower. If you decide to do the decorating beforehand, then at the party, you can ask the group to arrange the squares (you'll need to have some extra squares, perhaps in a patterned fabric or contrasting plain colour) and make a quilt pattern. After the party, you can assemble the quilt yourself or send it to an expert quilter to put together. Remember this memento is intended for decoration only and shouldn't be placed in the cot.

24. Nappy Notes

Nappies always make for fun party games and provide the added bonus of being a gift for the new parents! Bring a smile to the parent(s)-to-be each time a nappy change is on the cards.

What you'll need:

  • A large box of newborn nappies, such as Pampers Harmonie

  • Different coloured permanent markers

How to play:

Give each guest a nappy and a marker pen, and have her write a funny quote, joke, words of encouragement, or anything creative on the back of the nappy. Then, give the box of personalised nappies to the parent(s)-to-be for inspiration during a late-night nappy change!

25. Art for the Baby

Decorating the nursery is a fun-filled activity for parents-to-be. Why not fill it with art carefully crafted by loved ones?

What you'll need:

  • Mini canvases or paper

  • Paint

  • Markers

  • Decorative craft items, like stickers or glitter

How to play:

Put the supplies out on the table and have some old newspaper handy to put under the paintings to make cleaning up easier. Have all your guests create art for the baby’s nursery. Encourage imaginations to run wild — they can produce drawings, inspirational quotes, or anything that they think would be great for the nursery.

Fun Baby Shower Word Games

Word games almost always end in fits of laughter, so they’re ideal for your baby shower! You never know, you might all learn a thing or two along the way.

26. Baby Word Unscramble

A baby shower-take on a classic – select baby-related words to test the power of your guests’ knowledge and give their brains a workout!

What you'll need:

  • Scrambled word lists (one for each guest)

  • Pens or pencils

  • Timer

How to play:

Choose between 10 and 20 common words associated with babies — pram, cradle, nappy, etc. Then, make a list of these words with their letters all mixed up — mrap, edclra, ypann. Hand out copies of the scrambled word list to all the guests. Ask them to unscramble the letters and write down the real words as quickly as they can. Set a timer for 5 minutes and see who can unscramble the most words during that time.

27. Baby Name Maker

Still looking for some baby name inspiration? Perhaps it lies with your guests! Ask them to generate names and see if any take your fancy.

What you'll need:

  • Pens and paper for each guest

  • Timer

How to play:

Write down the names of the expecting parents (first and last names) on a sheet of paper and distribute to each guest. Then, set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes. Ask guests to see how many names for the new baby they can make using only the letters in the parents' names. You’ll definitely get some unique combinations, but if the parent(s)-to-be still needs inspiration, suggest the Pampers Baby Name Generator for even more ideas.

28. ABC Blocks

Toddlers love to play with blocks, so provide your new arrival with a lovely, personalised keepsake for when they’re a little older with ABC blocks!

What you'll need:

  • Blank wooden blocks (you can get these from a craft shop)

  • Permanent markers or wood paints

How to play:

Give each guest a block (or more) and ask her to decorate it with different letters of the alphabet. Just make sure everyone does something different until you have a range from A to Z. This not only lets your guests get creative, but it makes a cute keepsake for the parent(s)-to-be and their little one.

Baby Shower Trivia Questions

Trivia games are always a big hit – particularly at baby showers. They give your guests a good chance to get to learn more about you and have a laugh! You can also use baby-related questions so everyone can improve their baby knowledge.

29. All About Mum or Dad

Who doesn’t love finding out fun facts about their loved ones? See what your guests can discover with this enlightening trivia game.

What you'll need:

  • Prepared list of trivia questions about the parent(s)

  • Notepad and pen for recording answers and results

How to play:

Before the baby shower, prepare a list of questions about the parent(s)-to-be, with their help, of course. The questions can focus on fun facts from their babyhood/childhood, or their present life, or both. Examples of questions:

  • What time of day were they born?

  • What is the name of their favourite childhood pet?

  • What's the name of their primary school?

  • Where did the expectant parents meet?

At the baby shower, read the questions out loud (or ask the parent(s)-to-be to read them), and have the guests call out the answers. Designate one person to be in charge of noting who guesses correctly. The guest with the most correct answers wins.

30. Firstborn Children of Famous People

Put your knowledge to the test with a baby shower game that focuses on famous parents from history, pop culture and more!

What you'll need:

  • List of famous parents (a copy for each guest)

  • 1 answer key

  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

Think of at least 10 famous parents from British history, pop culture, or a category of your choice. Then do some research and write down the name of the eldest child of each parent (this is your answer key). Distribute a list of the parents' names to your guests. Ask everyone to write down the name of the eldest child next to the parent's name. See who can correctly name the greatest number of children.

31. Nursery Rhyme Knowledge

Do you know your Little Bo-Peep from your Itsy Bitsy Spider? Take a trip down memory lane with this fun nursery rhyme-themed game.

What you'll need:

  • Paper

  • Pens

  • Computer and printer, or a photocopier

How to play:

Type out snippets from well-known nursery rhymes, but leave the end off, or leave parts of it blank, and print enough copies for your baby shower guests. When your guests arrive, distribute the worksheets and ask them to fill in the blanks of the missing nursery rhymes. Give them five minutes to complete the sheet; whoever gets the most right wins the game.

32. Name the Baby Tune

A fun game with minimal prep, what’s not to love? Swap nursery rhymes for baby songs in this game and test your guests’ musical knowledge.

What you'll need:

  • A playlist of baby songs

  • Pen

  • Paper

How to play:

There is no prep work needed for this simple game; just press play once everyone is ready. Have the guests shout out the name of the song, and make a note of who gets it right the fastest. The person who guesses the most correct answers wins the game.

33. Do You Know Your Cartoon Babies?

Most people have a favourite cartoon/animated baby character from some point in their childhood. See what your guests can come up with in this fun game!

What you'll need:

  • Paper

  • Pens

  • A computer and printer, or a photocopier

How to play:

Test your guests on the cartoons they used to love as kids. Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper, and write the names of some cartoon/animated feature mums on one side, leaving the baby side blank. Make copies for your guests, and hand them out at the party. Ask guests to fill in the name of the cartoon babies on the right-hand side.

Fun Baby Shower Nappy Games

This list already has a fair few nappy games – but the more you play, the more nappies you’ll have ready for your new arrival! Keep the fun going with these fun nappy games.

34. What’s In The Nappy?

Finding something in a nappy is always a ‘lovely’ surprise. This game puts a clean spin on opening up a nappy!

What you'll need:

  • Variety of small baby items (socks, sun hat, thermometer, bottle, etc.)

  • A package of disposable nappies

  • Tape

  • A marker

How to play:

Gather a selection of small baby items before the shower. Take some disposable nappies and securely tape them around each item so guests aren’t able to see what’s inside. Then write a number on each nappy. It’s a good idea to keep a master list of the numbers and what’s inside each nappy bundle. At the shower, place the nappy bundles in a line and asks the guests to guess what’s inside each bundle by feeling it. Needless to say, the thicker the nappy layer, the harder it is to guess. The guest with the greatest number of correct guesses wins.

35. Nappy Surprise

Compared to the above game, this one might give your guests a messy surprise – but all in good spirits!

What you'll need:

  • A few different kinds of chocolate bars

  • 1 package of nappies

  • Pen and paper

How to play:

Before your shower guests arrive, heat each chocolate bar in the microwave and smear the gooey mess onto a nappy, keeping track of which chocolate bar goes on which nappy. After your guests arrive, have them do a ‘sniff’ test of each nappy and guess which kind of chocolate is on each one, writing down their guesses on a sheet of paper. The winning ‘nose’ is the one with the greatest number of correct guesses.

36. Nappy Raffle

Everyone gets a fun prize in this game, and someone will be well stocked-up on nappies!

What you'll need:

  • Raffle tickets

  • Prizes for the draw

How to play:

When you invite your guests to the baby shower, ask them to bring at least one package of nappies, letting them know that the more packs of nappies they bring, the more raffle tickets they will get to participate in the game! At the shower, give your guests one ticket for each pack they bring, and then do a raffle draw where guests are in for the chance to win some small prizes, and the lucky parents end up with the packs of nappies.

37. Nappy Stack

If you’re a fan of Jenga, this will be a great game for you! It’s guaranteed to have everyone in hysterics!

What you’ll need:

  • A pile of nappies for each group

How to play:

Split your guests into groups of four or five and get them to take turns placing nappies on top of a slowly mounting stack. The goal of the game is to place as many nappies in a stack as possible without the whole thing toppling over. It ends once someone places a nappy on the stack and causes it to fall over! You could always award the team that used the most nappies before their stack fell with a prize.

Baby Shower Games for Both Men and Women

Every game in the list so far is suitable for both male and female parent(s)-to-be, or can easily be adapted. But if you’re specifically looking for baby shower games with both men and women in mind, check out the following list!

38. Mummy and Daddy Brain Teaser

See which of your guests has the best memory with this party classic! You could always opt to use gender-specific items if you know the baby’s gender.

What you'll need:

  • Basket or tray

  • At least 20 baby-related items

  • Paper and pens for each guest

How to play:

Fill a basket or tray with small baby-related objects before the shower. During the shower, ask the mum-to-be to quickly walk around the room and show everyone the basket/tray. After the quick viewing, hide the basket in another room and distribute paper and pens. Ask everyone to write down all of the items they saw in the basket. See who has the best memory and can recall the most items.

39. Super Parent in Training

Give every guest the opportunity to become a super parent! Everyone can practice their multitasking skills while the hilarity ensures.

What you'll need:

  • Cordless or mobile phone

  • Approximately eight pairs of unmatched baby socks

  • Stack of nappies

  • Baby doll or plush toy

  • Timer

How to play:

Each of your guests will have a turn trying to be super parent. When you say ‘Go’, the super parent candidate has to pick up the phone and cradle it between their ear and shoulder. At the same time, they must correctly sort the socks into matched piles and change the baby's nappy. They cannot put down the phone while they are doing this. Before the next guest begins their turn, mix up the socks again. Time each guest to see how long it takes to complete the tasks − no mistakes allowed, of course.

40. Pin the Poo

Transport your guests back to their childhood with a baby-related twist on the party classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

What you'll need:

  • A large piece of paper

  • Permanent markers, scissors, double-sided tape

  • Brown paper cut into poo shapes

  • Scarf or fabric to use as a blindfold

How to play:

Use permanent markers to draw an outline of a nappy on the large piece of paper and stick in on the wall. Next, draw poo shapes (just like the poo emoji) on the brown piece of paper and cut them out, placing a piece of double-sided tape on the back of each poo. Blindfold your guests and spin them around a few times, then get them to stick the poo on the nappy one at a time.

41. Pass the Parcel

Everyone is likely to be familiar with Pass the Parcel. It’s a party classic! It’s a great way to thank your guests for showing up with a small gift.

What you'll need:

  • Music player

  • One small, wrapped gift per round

How to play:

Prep for this game by wrapping a small gift of two (one per round). Get your guests to sit or stand in a circle and start passing the gift around the circle when the music starts. Whoever has the gift in their hands when the music stops is out. However, the last person holding it is the winner and gets to keep it!

42. Over or Under

See how much your guests know about pregnancy, parenthood and the parent(s)-to-be with this fun knowledge game. You never know what you might learn!

What you'll need:

  • A list of faux numerical facts

  • Pens or pencils

  • Timer

How to play:

Write a list of incorrect numerical facts related to pregnancy, parenthood or the parent(s)-to-be, leaving a blank line after the ‘fact’. Some ideas include:

  • There are 30 days before the baby’s due date. ____

  • In the first week, babies typically go through 20 nappies. ____

  • The parents-to-be have known each other for 7 years. ____

  • The parents-to-be found out that they were pregnant at 13 weeks. ____

  • The baby’s full name has 28 letters. ____

  • The average baby weighs 3.7 kilograms at birth. ____

Give each guest a copy of the list with blank lines next to the false facts. Your guests could also work in pairs. Then they need to right ‘over’ or ‘under’ on the blank line based on whether they think the number is higher or lower than the actual fact. Set the timer for 10 minutes to give your guests time to deliberate, then reveal the true answers once time’s up! The person with the most correct answers wins.

Animal Baby Shower Games

Animal-themed games are always a hit and go great with baby shower themes. Check out some of the following ideas for inspiration. You could even opt for an animal-themed baby shower!


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43. Pick a Duck

A fun game of chance for every guest! This game has the added bonus of resulting in another gift for the parent(s)-to-be.

What you'll need:

  • 1 toy duck for each guest

  • Baby bathtub

How to play:

Fill a baby bathtub with water and put the ducks in it. On the bottom of one duck, make a distinctive, special marking. Ask each guest to pick a duck, and the one who picks the special duck wins a door prize. After the shower, donate at least a few ducks to the mum-to-be for all those baths to come.

44. Baby Animal Names

Fancy yourself a bit of a nature enthusiast? Put your knowledge to the test and get your guests thinking with this knowledge-based animal game.

What you'll need:

How to play:

Here's a chance to test your guests' knowledge of the animal kingdom. Make a list of 10 to 20 animals, and ask your guests to write down the word for that animal's baby. Do your research beforehand so you have an answer key. Some unusual ones include:

  • Dolphin (baby is a calf)

  • Crocodile (baby is a hatchling)

  • Swan (baby is a cygnet)

When everyone is finished, read the correct words out loud, and have guests score themselves. Give a prize to the guest with the highest score.


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Minute-to-Win-It Baby Shower Games

Minute-to-win-it are a fast-paced way to put a smile on everyone’s face! They often inspire some fierce competition, which is part of the fun. As a bonus, they’re usually pretty easy to set up and require minimal prep work.

Your guests will have one minute to complete each of the games below. So, ready, set, go!

45. Feed the Baby

Satiate your guests’ appetite for baby food with this hilarious minute-to-win-it baby shower game. No one will be able to hold back their laughter, especially once the timer runs out!

What you’ll need:

  • Two jars of baby food and two baby spoons for each pair of players

  • Fabric or scarves to use as blindfolds

How to play:

Get each guest to select a partner. Both partners then need to be blindfolded, and they have one minute to feed each other baby food. The pair that eats the most baby food from the jars wins!

46. Potty Pennies

Another party game bound to have every guest in fits of laughter. Potty Pennies is the ultimate test in concentration!

What you’ll need:

  • A plastic baby potty

  • Pennies

How to play:

Split your guests into two teams of four or five and place the plastic baby potty near the teams. Once the timer starts, one person from each team must walk a penny between their legs and drop it in the potty without using their hands. When the first person from the team completes the challenge, the next person ‘goes potty’ with their penny, and so on. Whichever team drops the most pennies in the potty wins. As an added bonus, the potty makes a great gift for the parent(s)-to-be!

47. Match the Socks

Another race against the clock that ends with more gifts for the parent(s)-to-be!

What you’ll need:

  • Several pairs of baby socks

How to play:

For this game, you could ask each guest to bring a pair or two of socks with them to the party. Spread out the baby socks randomly on the floor, making sure the pairs aren’t next to each other. Set the timer and ask your guests to find matching pairs. Whoever has the most sets of socks wins.


You can play as few or as many games as you’d like at your baby shower – there aren’t any rules! It may be best to take into account how many guests and how much time you have. As you most probably want a fun-filled party, it’s best to include at least a few games in the schedule

The Bottom Line

As the host of a baby shower, you most likely want to come up with a fun and memorable event for your guests and the parent(s)-to-be. Hopefully, the above list has given you some inspiration for games you could play for a wide range of guest lists. They are sure to help you create a magical event guests will remember for years to come!

If you’re looking something to start the party off with something special, you could always try making your own nappy cake. The parent(s)-to-be will almost certainly love the gesture – and supply of nappies!

At the end of the day, every baby shower is memorable, no matter how big or small. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself and remember to let your hair down on the day!

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