How to Play Baby Shower Games

Signature Scramble – Recommended for minimum 20 people

HOW TO PLAY – Go around the room and get signatures from other players for each item. You can sign more than one game sheet, but you cannot sign the same game sheet twice. You also cannot sign your own game sheet. The player who completes the list first is the winner!

Who knows Mommy Best

This is a fun baby shower game which will discover who among the guests knows the mom-to-be best. Before the game, prepare a set of questions about the future mommy which you can get by interviewing her, her husband, or her closest friends and relatives. Distribute the customized and printable game card paired with a pen. After asking the all questions, reveal the answers and see who answered the most questions correctly. The future mommy can join and answer the questions as well.

Old Wives Tales – Baby Gender

This is a gender prediction game. It is said that there are old wives’ tales related to the future mom’s course of pregnancy which can help predict the gender of the baby. Ask guests questions as to how mommy’s pregnancy is going so far. Answers to these questions will help reveal clues to the gender of the baby. The guest with the most number of correct answers and eventually predicts the gender of the baby wins.

Gift Bingo Game

Distribute the customized bingo cards with blank boxes and ask all game participants to fill each box with possible gifts that the mom-to-be may receive during the party. When the gifts are eventually opened, guests will mark the boxes with the correct gift predictions. The goal is simply to form a straight line either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally by marking up 5 boxes. If the line crosses the center “free space or free box”, guests only need 4 correct marks. To help guests decide on the items to write down in the blank boxes, you can provide them with sheets containing a list of common baby shower gifts.

Word Scramble

Challenge your guests’ minds with a jumbled words game. Prepare a customized game card containing scrambled letters which will form baby-related words when arranged correctly. The person who can guess the most number of words or has the fastest time to complete wins.

Alphabet Baby Item Game

This is a simple yet challenging game. Distribute the game cards printed with letters from A to Z vertically. Ask the participants to write down baby-related items or words starting with each particular letter. The first person to complete the list wins.

Word Search

This ice breaker is the same as the common word search game you see on newspapers and magazines. Prepare a customized word search puzzle or board by hiding baby-related words in a grid of letters horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. First to spot all the hidden words will win the game.

Nursery Rhyme Quiz

Pool in some of the common nursery rhymes you can think of. Afterwards distribute the printable game card and ask the guests to finish or complete the missing phrases as you sing and recite each piece. The person who gets the most correct answers wins.

Name That Baby Animal

This is a simple vocabulary test for the guests. Distribute your game cards and let your guests identify the baby name of certain animals. For example; when you cite dog, your guests should answer puppy; for cat, it’s kitten; etc. The person with the highest number of correct answers wins.

Guess the Baby Food Game

It’s a game that will require excellent use of the senses. You have to blindfold all game participants and ask them to predict the different baby foods you have prepared by just using their sense of smell, touch, and lastly, by tasting them. The person with the most correct answers wins.

Dirty Diaper

Prepare several dirty diapers by melting chocolate bars unto them with the help of the microwave. Use different types or brands of chocolate and let the guests identify what kind of chocolate bar is used for each by smelling, touching, and tasting the sweet diaper dirt. It could be a “yucky” seen to watch but certainly be very fun.

Wishes for the Baby

This is not a fun game but certainly a meaningful and inspiring activity. Distribute the customized blank cards and ask the guest to write down their wishes for the baby.

Around the World

Challenge your guests’ linguistic skills by asking them to write down as many translations they can provide for the word “baby”.

Price Is Right

The concept of this game is similar to the popular game show on TV. But instead of the luxury and expensive items, ask the guests to guess the price of certain baby items. And just like in the game show, the person with the closest price guess to the item’s tag price wins. This game can be done even without the actual items but you can actually purchase them and eventually give it to the future mom when the game is over.

What’s In Your Purse?

In your printable game card, make a list of the common items that people usually carry on their purses or bags. Distribute the cards and ask the game participants to physically bring or show the items on the list. It’s essentially a “bring-me” game with a few tweaks. Participants need to collect all items and there’s no need to run to the stage to bring each item. You can assign points to each item and the one with the highest number of points wins.

What’s In Your Phone?

This is similar to the “What’s in your purse” game. But instead of searching for the items physically, the participants will just search for the listed or required items using their phone. To ensure fairness, guests need to show proof of the items they have found. The person with the most number of points wins.

Words of Wisdom

Instead of asking for well wishes from the guest, this activity will generate useful parenting tips for the future mom or parents. Ask the guests to write their best “words of wisdom” when it comes to raising the baby. All the cards can be collected and placed in a jar or wrapped in a box that will serve as a baby shower gift.

Finish Mommy’s Phrase

This is a game that predicts what the future mom will say in a particular situation. List a couple of open-ended statements on the printable game card and ask the guests to fill in the blanks of what they think the mom-to-be will write on it. Of course, the correct answers will come from the mom-to-be. The person with the most matches wins.

What Was Mommy Wearing

A fun way to test your guests’ memory sharpness is to play the “what was mommy wearing” game. Prepare the game card containing questions related to the dress or clothes and accessories the future mom is wearing. To avoid spoiling the fun, this activity should only be done while the mom-to-be is away or is temporarily hidden from sight. The person with the most number of correct guesses or matches wins.

Guess what’s In the Diaper Bag

Choose several baby items which shall be concealed inside a diaper bag. Distribute the printable game cards and ask the guests to list their guesses in it. If they are having difficulty in guessing the items, you can let them feel the bag or give out some clues.

Baby Predictions

Distribute the printable game card where guests will write their predictions on certain questions about the upcoming baby. You can ask them to predict the baby’s gender, height, weight, birth date, etc. Of course, there’s no definite answer for most of the questions.

Baby Name Race

This activity is similar to the Alphabet game. Distribute the game cards containing the list of letters from A to Z. But instead of words, game participants will think of and write down a possible name that begins with each letter. You can limit the game time to 5 minutes and the one with the highest number of names wins. You may want to specify whether guests only have to write boys’ names, girls’, or both.

What’s The Story?

Prepare your game card by listing 10 baby-related and additional 5 non-related words. Distribute the cards to the guests and ask them to make a comic story using all the words listed. The participant with the best or funniest story will be the winner. In this game you will need a judge. It can be the audience, or perhaps, the future mommy.