Baby Shower Games

Games to Play at a Baby Shower

Pregnant belly with ribbon

Baby Showers are a wonderful way to celebrate new life, support the new parents and provide the family with needed items. Games and ice breakers add to the joyful event. Suggested here, are some games to include to the activities of your next shower.

You’re Craving What?

Needed Items:

  • Bowls, spoons, plates, and paper towels
  • Mini marshmallows, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, cotton candy, gummy worms, bananas, strawberries, crackers

Goal:

  • Use the available ingredients to create a concoction that most resembles three food items that the mum to be has been craving throughout her pregnancy.

Set up:

  • Ask the soon to be mum to share the three foods that she has been most hankering for.
  • Assign guests to teams of three or four people.
  • Divide each of the ingredients equally between the teams.
  • Have the mother to be leave the room while the “master chiefs” are “whipping up” her favorites. This way she will be able judge impartially.

Gameplay:

  • Teams are given 10 minutes to create all three items by mixing, blending, smashing, and arranging the ingredients in any way they choose.
  • Arrange the finished dishes on a table.
  • Bring the mummy to be back into the room, and have her choose the three dishes that most remind her of the three foods she can’t do without.

Baby Item Photo Match

Needed Items:

  • 10 Extreme close-up photos of common baby items
  • 10 blank sheets of paper, and 10 pencils
  • Tape, blue tack or pins

Goal:

  • Correctly guess what each of the 10 items are in the photos.

Set up:

  • Tape or pin each of the photos with a blank sheet of paper underneath it on the wall and place a pencil near by.

Game play:

  • During the course of the party, guests can write their guesses, along with their names, on the blanks sheets.
  • Determine an ending time, and announce the winner.

Remember that Baby item?

Needed Items:

  • Between 20 and 30 small items related to caring for a baby.  Some suggested items would be; a nappy pin, dummy, baby spoon, or a bottle teat.
  • A large serving try
  • Paper and pencils

Set up:

  • Lay all the items out on the tray.
  • Pass out pencils and paper.

Game play:

  • Allow everyone a chance to look at all the items on the tray. Let them know that they need to try to remember them.
  • Remove the tray from the room.
  • Give everyone 10 minutes to recall and write down as many items as they can.

Who’s that Baby?

Needed items:

  • A baby photo of every one at the shower. Have everyone bring a photo of themselves and drop it into a paper bag as they enter the door.
  • Paper and pencils

Set up:

  • After everyone has arrived, spread the photos out on the table, positioning each photo over a piece of paper with a number on it.
  • Make a numbered list of all your party guests.

Gameplay:

  • Allow everyone to match the numbered photos with the numbered guests on a piece of paper.
  • For example, a guest feels that photo number three matches Jane, who is number ten on the list, so she would write down a guess as Photo #3 = 10 Jane.
  • Pick a time to end the game, and go over the answers together.

Small prizes are often awarded to the winners of these activities along with recognition and a pat on the back.

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