Five Fun Baby Shower Games
Baby showers are a great way to celebrate the soon-to-be newborn and a great way to bond with friends and family. These five baby shower games will ensure a fabulous time with you and your gals!
1. Baby Items in the Bag
Keep guests guessing with this practical game. Put at least ten common, useful baby items inside a diaper bag; a bib, teething ring, rattle, bottle and diaper are just a few goodies that are also fairly inexpensive. Give each guest a pen and paper before passing the diaper bag around. Without looking, each person should stick a hand inside the bag and identify as many items as possible. Give each two minutes to feel around and make their guesses before moving the bag to the next person. Once everyone has had a turn, find out who had the most correct answers. The winner gets a prize and the parents-to-be get the diaper bag filled with baby essentials!
2. Guess the Baby Food
If you've ever thought that baby food in jars looks less like the 'peas' or 'carrots' they purport to be and more like miscellaneous mush, this is the game for you. Gather seven to ten unique flavors of baby food jars, number each lid and tear off the labels. Ask each guest to grab a spoon and start sampling! The guest with the keenest taste buds wins a prize for getting the most correct.
3. Baby Shower Onesies
Get a lil' crafty at your baby shower with this great practical idea. Buy enough onesies (multiple sizes) to give one to each guest. Stretch each across a piece of cardboard and pass them out at the shower along with fabric paint and miscellaneous baby-safe decorative elements. Then, invite everyone to tap into their creative sides by painting a onesie masterpiece designed specifically for the bundle of joy. Once dry, the future parents will have practical works of art to cherish.
4. Bobbing for Pacifiers
Fill a large tub with water and place it in the kitchen or outside. Fill the tub with pacifiers, and let the guests try their luck at bobbing for pacifiers with their hands behind their back. If you want, you can buy some small prizes and number them, and have the pacifiers numbered, too. Afterward, you can carefully wash and sterilize the pacifiers, place them in a box with a ribbon, and give it to the mom-to-be.
5. Don’t Say Baby
When your guests arrive, pin five clothespins onto them and offer a single instruction: Don’t say “baby.” Have your guests keep their ears open, and if they hear anyone say the word “baby,” they get to take away one of that person's clothespins. The guest with the most clothespins at the end of the baby shower is the winner. This simple baby shower game is fun, and it encourages guests to interact in an interesting way.