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Baby Shower Games

My MIL is planning a shower for the new baby. She wants eme to pick the games. I know of all the traditional ones. Like the word scramble, 20 things about the Mommy, and so on. Do any of you have any great idea's for games or some you wish you had at your baby shower because they were just so darn cute?


Asked by luvbnmomnwife at 6:45 PM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • The other idea isn't a game, but will be special if those attending are close friends and family members. Buy a couple of boxes of assorted birthday cards. Number them 1-18. You want enough for each guest to get one (at least) card. So repeat the numbers as often as you need! Pass the cards out to the guests and have them look at the number on the back. The card will be for the new baby's birthday of that number. (If the card says 16, it will be for her/his 16th birthday). Have the guests sign the cards and write a note - anything. Then place them in envelopes and write the year on the envelope. Give them all to the new mom to hand out over the years!

    Answer by micheledo at 7:25 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • We did the one where you melt mini candy bars in diapers and everyone has to figure out what kind of candy bar. An alternative to this is fill diapers with scents (onion, ketsup, etc) from the kicthen and people have to sniff them -hit on this game, use unscented diapers. Both are fun and funny to watch!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • My three faves are all well known ones but they are: put baby items in a bag and give everyone a minute to feel around the bag without looking and see how many items they can name that were in the bag... or the alternative to that one is to put all of the items on a tray and just show it for a minute then take it away and see how many itemes they can write down that they remember. I don't know why I love that one so much but it's fun. The other one is yucky where you put melt different brands of chocolate candy bars into diapers and whoever gets the most brands correct wins, ahhh, so funny to see everyone sniffing them and discussing it! The last one is to guess how many sheets of toilet paper it takes to wrap around mommys belly! Disturbing but fun! Enjoy your shower! I have lots of other ideas too but I will stop now!

    Answer by momrocks1000 at 6:50 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • we weren't very creative. we did the word scramble, guess how big mama is with a ribbon, taste the baby food, safety pins in rice, and beer in the baby bottle race to get the men involved. but i think we'll try that chocolate in the diaper one.

    Answer by rAbella at 6:59 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Well, I googled it. teehee

    Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 7:04 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Purse Scavenger Hunt (Materials-each guests own purse/handbag) Can be played in teams if someone arrives without a purse or handbag. A preprinted list is handed out to everyone with various items normally found it ladies bags and items rarely found in them. Example-the invitation to this shower, an overdue utility bill, any form of birth control, key chain with a baby picture, picture of a pet, expired voters registration card, grocery list, grocery receipt with toilet paper purchase. . .be creative and watch women go crazy empting out their personals for all to share! Assign a point system. Grocery list may only be worth one point, where a baby rattle is worth 10! Thanks again Pam for this wonderful baby shower game idea.


    Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 7:06 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Baby Diaper Raffle (Materials: Pen, Invite, special gift for baby shower guest) - Make it known on everyone's invitation, that if they bring a pack of diapers (for a newborn) to the baby shower that they will be entered into a drawing for a gift. This is a great way for helping make sure the new parents will have enough diapers to start with! Thanks to Jessica for this idea which she did at her baby shower.


    Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 7:06 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Piggy Bank Advice (Materials: Piggy Bank and have everyone bring change) - Have a baby shower guest purchase a cute piggy bank and have each guest place some change in the piggy bank as they give the mommy-to-be helpful or funny advice. It does not have to be expensive since guests can deposit spare change or currency into baby's bank while giving useful advice. It is also fun for one of the baby shower planners to write down all the advice and who it is from for the parents-to-be to read it later and when they need it most :) This also helps starts the baby's piggy bank off which is nice! Thanks to Mrs. T for this wonderful idea!


    Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 7:06 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Clothes Pin Game (Materials: Clothespin for each baby shower guest) - All the women are given a clothes pin (they also sell pink/blue ones at party stores) and the baby shower guests are not allowed to cross their legs. Any baby shower guest who is caught crossing their legs gets their clothes pin taken away from the person that caught them. The woman with the most clothes pins wins a prize. Thanks for the idea Sylvia : )

    Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 7:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Baby Scrapbook (Materials: Scrap book, ribbons, stickers, colorful pens etc) - A real neat baby shower activity is to make a baby scrapbook for the parent's to be. Give everyone a page to create borders, pictures, and little sayings so you can place them all in the book for the mother to be to use when taking pictures of the birth and on. It is a great way to have everyone participate in the memories. It is even fun to take a picture at the party of every baby shower participant and place it on the back of the page so you know who did the page for you and who attended the baby shower. Lots of times stores such as Garden Ridge, Hobby Lobby, Michaels have discontinued items that cost as much as a dollar and as little as 25 cents. Thanks to Mrs. O for this great idea.

    Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 7:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

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