15 Modern and Fun Baby Shower Games

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It won’t be long when your life and everything in it will revolve around your bundle of joy, your baby. A baby shower is a highly awaited event of the lives of “soon-to-be parents” as friends, relatives, and neighbours join in to prepare and celebrate the expected birth of your baby. As a general norm, the expectant mother is showered with presents and gifts. This is followed by a fun and exciting round of unique baby shower games. Most baby showers are held about 4 to 8 weeks before the due date.

Games for Baby Shower that you will Surely Enjoy!

Here is a possible collection of the topmost games for the baby shower party for parents-to-be:

1. Name of the game: Who’s that baby?

Things you will need

A childhood snap of every invited guest (mention that in your invite), Pens, paper and a clothesline with clips.

How to Play It

This game is the perfect icebreaker for a group that doesn’t know each other. Hang up the photos on the clothesline and assign a number to each photo. Allow a maximum of 10 minutes for the guests to match the photo to the guest as they write it down on paper. The guest who matches the most is the winner.

2. Name of the game: Don’t call me “Baby”

Things you will need: One Diaper Pin for each guest

How to Play It

As soon as your guests arrive, hand over one diaper pin to each guest to be displayed on their shirt. The only rule for this game is that no one is allowed to utter the word “Baby”. Someone is bound to slip up and the person who catches another one say the word, gets to keep the pin. The person with the most pins at the end of the baby shower is declared the winner. This is one of the most simple baby shower games and can be put together easily.

3. Name of the game: Guess the celebrity baby

Things you will need

A dozen pictures of celebrities and their baby (separately), pen, paper, tape to hang the pictures.

How to Play It

Collect at least a dozen pictures of celebrities and their babies from magazines, newspapers or print them. Provide a number to the celebrity baby image and put it on one side of the wall, while the celebrity parents’ image can be put up on the adjacent wall. Ask your guests to show their celebrity-baby knowledge and match them in 10 minutes.

4. Name of the game: Name that tune

Things you will need

Pens, Paper, a CD or MP3 player, a pen drive

How to Play It

Pick out 15 peppy numbers that have the word “Babe or Baby” in its title. Put in a good mix of classic, retro and modern numbers that are fun to listen to. Provide the guests with pen and paper before you play the first five seconds of every song in that list. Ask them to recognize the song title and the artist. The guest with the most number of right guesses is the winner.

5. Name of the game: What will your baby look like?

Things you will need

4” X 6” snapshots of your guest and her partner, a pair of scissors, glue, pink and blue tags

How to Play It

Before the baby shower begins, create cut-outs in pink & blue with large heads and small bodies and distribute these amongst guests, with a pair of scissors. Ask your guests to cut the headshots they have brought along; where eyes, lips, nose, and mouths are separated. Mix these together and watch weird and funny creations take shape. This is one of the most popular baby shower couple games where the couple can participate.

6. Name of the game: Baby Stroller Olympics

Things you will need

Baby Stroller, a baby doll, chairs, logs, traffic cones, two large sticks (for start and finish lines, a stopwatch.

How to Play It

At the whistle, the guest who is behind the starting line, puts the baby in the stroller, straps it in and begins to navigate through the various obstacles placed until the end of the finish line. Every time the stroller hits an obstacle, one second is deducted from the final tally. If the doll falls out of the stroller, the guest is disqualified. Such baby shower outdoor games can be fun and give a boost if the party is dragging.

7. Name of the game: Just ask mama

Things you will need

Note Cards and pens

How to Play It

Give out the note cards and pens to each guest and ask them to write down one question a new mother would have. Ask them to turn the card over and hand it over to the guest on her left. Now make the guest write the answer to their original question on the card they now have. The funniest combination of Q & A wins when you read them out to the crowd.

8. Name of the game: What is the story?

Things you will need

A list of unrelated and related words for babies, pens, and paper

How to Play It

Create a list of 10 words like diapers, bottles, gurgling etc. and another list of 10 words totally unrelated to babies like automobiles, beer, super-market and circulate these lists among your guests. Ask them to write a story with these 20 words and give them five minutes to do so. Read out the stories and have a good laugh.

9. Name of the game: Baby items in the bag

Things you will need

ten baby items like a rattle, a feeding bottle etc., a diaper bag, paper, pens

How to Play It

Put the baby items in the diaper bag and pass it around the guests one by one. The guests then put their hand in the diaper bag and guess the items and write them down. The one with the most correct items on their list is the winner.

10. Name of the game: Diaper Derby

Things you will need

Toilet roll

How to Play It

This fun game has to be played between two teams. So divide your guests into two. Hand over the toilet roll and ask them to wrap one team member each as a baby in five minutes. The outcome is outrageously funny and hilarious!

11. Name of the game: Guess the baby food

Things you will need

5 to 10 baby food jars, spoons

How to Play It

Remove the labels of the popular baby food jars and pass them around the guests, asking them to guess the name of the baby food and its flavours. The keenest taste bud wins.

12. Name of the game: Feeding the baby

Things you will need

Large-sized bibs, two small spoons, blindfolds, and sauce or jam

How to Play It

Divide the guests into two teams and blindfold them all. Ask them to feed each other, one team at a time, and watch the gooey mess that happens. The pair who is the fastest wins. Of course, the dribbling of the sauce and jam is one hilarious scene to watch.

13. Name of the game: Placing the baby

Things you will need

A large photograph of the mommy to be, picture of a baby, blindfold

How to Play It

Put the expectant mother’s full-sized photo on a drawing board and ask the guests to place the baby’s picture as close to the tummy as possible. Of course, they do this blindfolded and whoever is closest, wins.

14. Name of the game: Sketching the baby

Things you will need

Sturdy paper plates, colour pens

How to Play It

Give out the colour pens and paper plates to the guests and ask them to draw a sketch of the baby. The catch is that the sketch has to be done while the paper plate is placed on their head. The results are absolutely hilarious.

15. Name of the game: Quilting time

Things you will need

Fabric pens, fabric cotton squares

How to Play It

Distribute the fabric cotton squares amongst the moms and ask them to decorate it using the fabric pens. When they hand over their squares, ask someone to stitch the squares on a quilt. The baby’s first ever quilt is ready before it arrives into the world.

These fun games are bound to keep your guests engaged throughout the baby shower while you are guaranteed to have a fabulous time too. Click tons of photographs and email them to your guests and keep it as a remembrance you can share with your baby when it arrives.

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