8 BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES OF 2023
What are the best baby shower games? If you’re planning your best mate’s baby shower, you want it to be spot on and that means you need an agenda of entertaining baby shower games to keep everyone amused. To give you a nudge in the right direction here is our pick of the 8 best baby shower games to play!
1) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: NAPPY RAFFLE
Ask the baby shower guests to bring a pack of nappies (any size). If they do, they can enter a raffle for a chance to win a prize. Guests get one nappy raffle ticket for every pack of nappies they contribute. It’s a fun way for mama-to-be to stock up on essentials and guests get the chance to bag a reward. It’s a win-win!
2) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: GUESS THE BUMP SIZE
This baby shower activity is all about the main attraction: Bump! Guests have to guess how big the mum’s bump is and then the moment of truth is revealed when mama-to-be is measured up. There’s usually a prize in it for the winner, so this one gets quite competitive.
3) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: BABY FOOD TASTE TEST
Let’s face it, everyone loves a smashed avocado, so this one is a definite winner. The rules are pretty simple. The person who guesses the most flavours correctly gets a prize… a few pots of banana puree to take home, perhaps? Prizes can be anything from bags of sweets, to more extravagant offerings, like pamper hampers.
4) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: CELEBRITY BABIES
This one takes a bit of pre-prep but it’s worth it for the giggle factor. The easiest way to do this one is to collect a selection of pictures of celebrities as babies. Pop them on a board and number each one.
Guests then have to fill out a form matching numbers with names. It might sound easy-peasy, lemon-squeazy, but you’d be surprised how hard it is to match A-Listers with their toddler selves.
5) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: BABY ADVICE
This is an absolute personal favourite of ours because it involves mama’s buddies digging deep and giving her the most valuable thing of all – their ultimate piece of parental advice. The idea is to give her the golden nugget you wish you’d known before becoming a parent. It takes a bit of head scratching, but it’s worth it.
6) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: 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 it really brings out their competitive sides. All that’s required it a few clothes pegs which guests get pegged with every time they slip up and say the B word.
7) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: PLAY DOUGH BABIES
This is a good one for the artistic party guests as it puts your sculpturing skills to the test in a timed game. The results are sure to give everyone a good laugh!
Not too much prep is required for this game but you will need to get hold of some different coloured pieces of play dough (make your own if the budget is tight) and a timer which you set for 15 minutes.
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.
8) BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES: FIND THE GUEST
It’s not guaranteed that all guests will know one another so it’s a good idea to have a few games that serve as ice-breakers. There’s a bit of prep work on the baby shower organiser’s part as the onus will be on you to collect the information. What you need to do is compile a selection of facts about each guest – think “Went to so-and-so university,” “enjoys skiing,” “has 2 children under 3″.
Hand out the list of facts to guest as they arrive and each invitee will have to get to know each other quickly to find people who fall into the various categories. The person who meets enough guests to be able to tick off the most fun facts wins.