So many baby shower games are overdone, corny, or downright boring for guests.
Whether the baby shower you’re hosting is virtual or an in-person event, big or small, simple or elaborate, you need activities to get people mingling. But you don’t want games that will have guests rolling their eyes.
We’ve rounded up a fun selection of baby shower games and entertainment ideas for every type of guest and party, so people will remember your baby shower for years to come.
Easy Baby Shower Games
These games are easy to set up, simple to play, and don’t have many rules.
1. Nursery Rhyme Quiz
In this quiz, you’ll answer questions about traditional nursery rhymes.
- One printout for each person.
- Pens, pencils, or markers.
There are two ways to play this game:
- Put the sheets and pens on a table at the door and let people pick one up as they enter. Have your guests fill in their sheets throughout the shower and drop them off again at the table.
- Hand the sheets out at a specific time and have everyone fill them in together, swapping ideas.
2. Shot Poot
- Three diaper pails, baskets, or other containers.
- Several diapers.
- Masking tape (optional).
- Open up a dozen diapers and pour a cup of water into each.
- Roll the diapers up, and tape them shut.
- Line up three or more diaper pails, baskets, or other containers.
- Place a line of tape (or any marker) on the floor for players to stand behind.
- Have each player stand behind the line and throw diapers at the containers. Award points for each “goal.”
- The winner is either the quickest person to get three goals or the person who gets the most goals in one minute.
3. Make a Baby
For each guest:
- A small tub of play-doh.
- A cupcake liner.
- Stack the tubs of Play-doh and cupcake cases on a table near the door.
- Place a sign inviting each guest to grab a tub and a cupcake liner and make a model baby.
- Complete babies can be left on the table and judged by the group later in the baby shower.
4. Place Your Bets
- One large piece of cardstock or poster board.
- Draw a calendar grid onto your cardstock or poster board.
- In each square, have a guest write their name and the date they think the baby will arrive. You can also have them add guesses like gender, length, and weight.
- After the baby is born, the person who had the closest guess is the winner.
5. Who’s That Baby?
For this game, you’ll have to ask guests in advance to bring a baby photo of themselves to the shower.
- One large piece of cardstock or poster board.
- Photos of the guests as babies or toddlers.
- Mount the guest photos on your poster board.
- Place a letter next to each photo.
- When guests are sitting together, bring out the board.
- Ask everyone to match the guests to the baby photos.
- When people are done guessing, have the correct person raise their hand.
6. The Baby Animal Game
One for every two guests:
- Baby animal game sheet.
- Pair up guests and give each pair a sheet and a pen.
- Set a timer for 90 seconds.
- Have the pairs match the animals to their babies.
- When time is up, read out the answers, and award a prize to the player with the most correct answers.
7. Draw the Baby
For each person:
- A pen.
- A piece of paper or cardstock, roughly six by eight inches.
- Each guest holds their paper on their forehead.
- They then have to draw a picture of the baby without looking or taking down the card.
8. Celebrity Baby Names
For each person
- One celebrity baby name sheet.
- Sit in a group, and hand out the sheets.
- Have everyone try to work out which baby name belongs to which celebrity couple.
9. Who’s Watching The Baby?
- A wicker basket for your babies.
- One tiny plastic baby per guest.
- Each guest takes a baby as they arrive.
- Guests must keep their baby with them at all times, either holding it in their hands or somewhere on their person, but NOT in a pocket.
- If you put the baby down, or if it falls off of you at any point, another guest can steal it.
- Everyone who still has their baby at the end gets a small prize, and the person with the most babies gets a bigger prize.
10. Pin The Pacifier on the Baby
- One Pin the Pacifier game.
- Hang the poster on a flat surface.
- Have players write their names on a sticker.
- Blindfold a player, turn them around, and then push them toward the poster.
- Players must place their sticker as close as possible to the baby’s mouth.
- The player who gets closest wins.
11. Babble Scrabble
- Scrabble letter tiles.
- Break the guests into two teams.
- Give each team a set of letter tiles.
- Set a timer and give the teams X minutes to create and write down as many baby words as they can in the time.
- The team with the longest list wins.
12. Trans-Atlantic Babbles
- Word sheets.
- Either individually or in teams, give your guests the word sheets.
- Give them a few minutes to work out which U.S. baby words match with which U.K. baby words.
- The team or person with the most correct answers in the time, or the quickest person to get them all right, wins.
Funny Baby Shower Games
If you want to guarantee a laugh at your baby shower, these are the game ideas to try.
13. Baby Mad Libs
- One pen and each Baby Mad Libs sheet per person.
- Give each player the first sheet.
- Ask the players to fill in the blanks on their sheet.
- When everyone’s done, hand out the second sheet, and have them add their words to the story.
- Read out the funniest stories and vote for a winner.
14. How Big is the Belly?
- One or more balls of string, twine, or wool.
- A small piece of cardboard for each player, with their name on it.
- Each player takes the card with their name.
- Players unwind as much string as they think is needed to fit around mama’s bump.
- Each person winds their string around the card with their name.
- When everyone has had a chance to play, mama stands up.
- Each piece is unraveled and wrapped around mama’s bump.
- The person with the closest guess wins.
15. Fling the Baby
- Receiving blankets or crib sheets.
- Little plastic babies.
- Plastic tubs.
- Place plastic tubs at one end of the room.
- Split your guests into two teams.
- Have players pair up with each taking one end of a blanket or sheet.
- Place a plastic baby in the center of the sheet.
- Pairs have to fling the baby, trying to make it land in a tub.
- When one pair is successful, they pass the blanket to the next pair.
- The first team to have all of their pairs “score a goal” wins.
16. Beer Belly or Baby Bump?
- One “Beer Belly or Baby Bump?” printout per player.
- Ask your guests to take a sheet as they arrive at the shower.
- Guests mark whether they think each picture is a belly or a bump.
- Encourage your guests to mingle and ask each other what they think.
- Share the answers at the end of the baby shower.
17. Baby Emojis
- One nursery rhyme sheet per team.
- Split your guests into teams.
- Have the teams work out the names of the nursery rhymes represented by the emojis.
- Get the teams to swap sheets and mark each other’s answers.
18. Blindfold Baby Feed
For each pair:
- One roll of toilet paper.
- A kitchen towel.
- A plastic spoon.
- One jar of apple puree, baby food.
- A chair.
- One person sits in a chair and tucks a kitchen towel around their neck.
- The other player stands behind the chair and wraps toilet paper around their head like a blindfold.
- The blindfolded player must then feed their teammate the baby food without looking.
19. Dress the Baby
- Baby-sized dolls.
- A variety of baby clothes to fit the dolls including:
- Lay a doll and set of clothes on the table for each player.
- Blindfold the players and have them try to dress the baby against the clock.
20. Dress the Baby II
For each pair:
- A flat-fold diaper or a sheet cut into large squares.
- Diaper pins.
- A pair of oven mitts.
- Beanie hat.
- Oversized pacifiers.
- Oversized bibs.
- Give each pair a set of “baby clothes.”
- One player has to dress the other as quickly as possible.
- For extra laughs, blindfold the person doing the dressing.
21. Don’t Break Your Water
- One empty jar.
- One balloon.
- A ping-pong ball.
- Fill the balloons with water.
- Put the empty jars in a line at the end of the yard.
- Give a water-filled balloon to each player to put in their shirt and a ping-pong ball to hold between their knees.
- Players race from the start line to finish and drop their ping-pong ball into the jar.
- If you drop your ping-pong ball, you go back and start again.
- If a player’s water breaks (i.e., their balloon pops), they’re out of the race.
Unique Baby Shower Games
Guests are less likely to have played these games or activities at other baby showers.
22. Wishes for Baby Activity
- A “Wishes for Baby” card for each person, plus a few extras.
- Small clothes pegs.
- Pin your twine, like a clothesline, to the wall or on another surface.
- Invite guests to write something special for the baby, not forgetting to include their name.
- Guests peg their Wishes for Baby onto the clothesline.
23. Mommy Trivia
One for each person:
- Mommy Trivia card.
- Before the shower, have your mom-to-be create a mommy trivia card using a mixture of questions relating to her family, pregnancy, and hopes for the baby.
- Give each person a card and pen, and ask them to fill in the blanks.
- Collect all the cards, and set them aside.
- Later in the shower, perhaps over food, read out some guesses and share the correct answers.
24. Not “That” Candy Bar Game
- Candy bar game sheets.
- Stack the game sheets near the entrance along with a pot of pens.
- Encourage your arriving guests to take a sheet, mingle, and chat about the answers.
- Toward the end of the shower, post a copy with the correct pairings so people can check their answers before they leave.
25. Diaper Pong
- Presentation board.
- Eight diapers.
- Ping pong balls.
- Items to decorate.
- Decorate the presentation board, then attach your diapers.
- Number each diaper, allocating points to each one.
- Stand the board on a table and give players three ping-pong balls.
- Players throw the balls into the diapers, scoring points according to which diaper they hit.
- The person or team with the most points wins.
26. Baby Face
- Multiple copies of photographs of the baby’s parents.
- At least one pair of photos for each guest.
- Photos must have the parents facing the camera.
- Headshots should be a similar size to real life.
- Self-stick board cut into pieces a little bigger than the photos.
- Before the guests arrive, cut the photos into strips with eyes in one strip, noses in another strip, etc.
- Each guest takes a piece of self-stick board.
- Guests create an image of what the baby will look like by combining the parents’ features.
27. Bottle to Bottle
- 4 long, skinny baby bottles.
- Candy sprinkles — cute baby-themed ones are fun.
- Double-sided tape.
- Fill one of the bottles halfway with sprinkles.
- Put a piece of double-sided tape over the opening, and make a hole in the tape. If you’re using bigger, novelty sprinkles, make sure the hole is big enough for them to pass through.
- Place another empty bottle upside down on top of the first, and tape the bottles together.
- Repeat the process with the remaining bottles.
- Players have to tip over and shake the bottles moving the sprinkles from one bottle to the other.
- The first player to transfer all the sprinkles is the winner.
28. Sperm Cornhole
- Cornhole game.
- One set of sperm bean bags — like these.
- Split the players into two teams, one with each color of beanbag.
- One player from each team steps up to the starting point.
- Have players take turns throwing their beanbags.
- After all of the beanbags have been thrown, total the points, and hand the bean bags to the next person on each team.
- After everyone has had a turn, the team with the most points wins.
29. Labor or Lust?
- One “Labor or Lust?” image sheet per person.
- Give each player a sheet, and have them decide whether each woman is experiencing labor or lust.
- When everyone has finished, share the answers and give a prize to whoever gets the most correct.
Baby Shower Games for Large Groups
These are our top baby shower game picks for bigger parties.
30. He Said, She Said
For each player:
- A set of paper symbols to represent each parent (e.g., lips and mustaches).
- Before the shower, compile a list of comments from each parent.
- Give your guests a pair of symbols each.
- Read the comments and have guests take guesses at which parent said them by holding up the symbol representing that parent.
31. Babies Against Parenthood
- One set of KinderPerfect cards.
- Decide how many rounds you want to play.
- Deal each player three or more answer cards, depending on how many guests you have.
- Mom reads out the question card, and each player selects the answer card in their hand that makes the funniest phrase.
- Answer cards are piled together, shuffled, and passed to mom.
- Mom reads them out and chooses the funniest answer.
- Whoever submitted that answer wins a point.
- The player with the most points after several rounds wins.
32. Baby’s ABC Book
- Multiple ABC printable pages.
- Colored markers.
- Place the alphabet sheets in a basket next to a pot of colored markers.
- Have each guest choose a sheet and draw a picture relating to the letter.
- Compile all the alphabet sheets into an ABC book for the baby. Alternatively, frame the pictures and use them to decorate the baby’s room.
33. What’s in the Bag?
- A variety of baby-themed items.
- Paper lunch bags.
- Embellishments for decoration.
- Notepaper and pens.
- Place one baby item in each bag, giving every bag a letter or number, and add decorations.
- Lay the bags on a table or place them in a basket.
- Players can pick the bags up, shake them, squeeze them, but not open them.
- Each guest takes some notepaper and a pen to write down their guesses.
- At the end of the shower, open the bags, and place the item on top of the corresponding bag so people can check their answers.
34. Guess the Book
Invite each guest to wrap an iconic children’s book and bring it to the baby shower. The wrapping should give clues to the title of the book.
Either over food or at a predetermined time, sit with the books and have everyone try to guess the title before you open it up.
35. Decorate the Blocks
- Blank wooden baby blocks.
- Fabric squares.
- Paper cut-outs.
- Other decorations.
- Leave the craft supplies out for guests to create a block for the baby at their leisure.
- Put the supplies onto a large table, or one set on each table, and have everyone sit and decorate the blocks while you chat.
36. How Many?
- One large, novelty baby bottle or a similar baby-themed container.
- Enough large bags of candy to fill the container.
- One “guess card” for each person.
- Count candies into your container and make a note of how many you use.
- Leave the container on a table, along with guess cards and pens.
- Guests estimate how many candies are in the container, and write the number and their name on a card.
- At the end of the shower, check the cards, and the person with the closest guess wins.
37. Pacifier Hunt
- 20+ pacifiers.
- Before the guests arrive, hide the pacifiers around the party area.
- When a guest finds a pacifier, they keep it.
- The person with the most pacifiers at the end of the shower wins.
Zoom Baby Shower Games
These are our favorite games over Zoom for times when everyone has to stay home.
38. Zoom Scavenger Hunt
- A list of items most people will have around their home. Don’t get too specific with the items. For example, choose things such as “a blue piece of clothing,” “something you drink from,” or “an item made of wood.”
- The host asks everyone to go and find an item.
- The first person back in front of the camera with a correct item wins a point.
- The person or team with the most points wins.
39. Baby Shower Jeopardy
- Share your screen so each player can see the game cards.
- Have players choose questions and reveal the answers.
- The player with the highest score after all questions have been answered is the winner.
40. Trivia Battle
- A list of baby or parent-related questions.
- Each person or device will need something to make noise, such as a bell or a buzzer app.
- The host asks questions, and players must buzz in to answer.
- Score a point for each correct answer.
- Either the first person to reach a preselected number of points or the player with the most points at the end wins.
41. Guess the Children’s Book
- Microsoft PowerPoint or a similar program.
- A list of well-known children’s books.
- Before the shower, create a slide for each book.
- Rather than write the title, use images or emojis to give clues.
- Each person writes down what they think is the title of the book.
- Players hold their answer up to the camera so everyone can see their guesses.
- The player with the most right answers is the winner.
42. Five Second Baby
- A Five-Second Baby game.
- Each screen has a baby-based phrase, and players have five seconds to come up with three examples of that same subject. For instance, things mom will use in labor.
- Players share their answers after the built-in buzzer sounds.
- There are no winners; this is just a fun way to break the ice.
43. Do You Talk Baby?
- Microsoft PowerPoint or similar program, or Jibber Jabber game.
- On the first screen, show a phrase, but make it garbled, as a baby or toddler might say it.
- Players call out when they think they know what it says.
Baby Shower Games for Men
So many baby shower games are targeted to women. These options work great for baby showers that include men.
44. Don’t Deliver the Baby
- A balloon for each player.
- Chairs you can place in a line.
- Before you begin, lay out a course with a line at each end of the yard and a row of chairs to the side.
- Players take off their shoes, place them at one end of the yard and walk to the other end.
- Fill the balloons with water and give one to each player, who then puts the balloon up their shirt or in their pants.
- Players race to their shoes, pick them up, sit on the chairs, put their shoes on, and race back to the start.
- The First-person to do so, without dropping their balloon baby, wins.
45. Baby Care Challenge
For each player:
- A baby bottle.
- Two diapers.
- Baby wipes.
- A set of baby clothes.
- A swaddling blanket.
- Before you begin:
- Fill each baby bottle with a drink of your choice. Something fizzy works best.
- Put some “poop” on each doll using Nutella, peanut butter, or something similar. Don’t use too much, and try to ensure each “baby” has roughly the same amount.
- Put a diaper on each “baby,” and dress them.
- Lay out a station for each player. The station should have a dressed baby, a clean diaper, wipes, a swaddling blanket, and a full bottle.
- When you shout “GO!”, players have to chug the contents of the bottle.
- When their bottle is empty, the player has to strip their baby and change their diaper.
- You can add a rule here that someone has to inspect the baby to ensure they are clean enough before the new diaper goes on.
- Once the diaper is on, players must dress the babies and swaddle them.
- The first player to swaddle the baby, in a “hip safe” way, wins the game (1).
46. Eat the Baby Food
For each pair:
- Multiple jars of baby food.
- Plastic spoon.
- Kitchen towels.
- Have one team member wrap the kitchen towel around their neck like a bib.
- The second team member has to feed the first the baby food.
- The person who eats the most baby food within a specific time wins.
- Whoever eats all of their food the quickest wins.
- Or you hand each team one jar at a time. All players eat the food, and once everyone is finished, you hand over the next jar. They keep eating until they drop out—the last player left is the winner.
47. Bring Back the Babies
- Two lengths of string that are a little longer than the table you’re playing at.
- Two S-shaped plastic hooks.
- A package of tiny plastic babies.
- Tie a hook onto each piece of string.
- Randomly scatter the babies at one end of the table.
- Place a tape line at the other end of the table, leaving a two-inch gap between the tape and the table’s edge.
- Create two teams.
- One person from each team comes up to the table.
- When the game begins, the first player tosses the hook and tries to drag a baby back until it is in the gap between the tape and the table’s edge.
- Once you have pulled a baby over the line, you tag in another team member.
- The first team to have each member bring back a baby wins.
48. Pop the Baby Belly
- Balloons for each player.
- A sturdy chair for each team.
- Split the guests into two teams.
- Inflate a balloon for each player, and tie it to their lower back. Be sure to leave the balloon loose enough to move about a little.
- Players line up behind the start line, and one person goes to the chair, bending over slightly and holding onto the back.
- When you shout, GO, the next person in the team runs to the player at the chair and tries to pop their balloon without using their hands.
- When a team member’s balloon has popped, they run back to the start, and the player who did the popping takes their place.
- The first team to pop all of the balloons wins.
49. Who Can do Contractions?
- A tens machine/electronic muscle massager for each couple or each team.
There are two ways to play this game.
- The guy sits on a chair with the sensors hooked up to his belly.
- Each time the host gives the word, the woman gives her partner a pulse of electricity, simulating a contraction.
- Each round, the machine gets turned up for a more powerful or longer pulse.
- Players drop out when they can’t take it anymore. The last couple remaining wins.
- A team member sits in the chair, and a neutral player is in charge of the machine.
- When the host gives the word, the team member gets a shot of electricity.
- When a player drops out, another takes their place.
- You start again with the new team member, and the last team with a player left wins.
50. Quick Delivery
- One balloon for each player.
- Each player stuffs an inflated balloon inside their shirt.
- Players must move and wriggle to deliver their baby without using their hands.
- The first player to deliver the “baby” wins.