Fondest Memory - This is not really a game, but it's
a nice thing to do at the shower. One by one, have each guests
recall a memory about the Mom-to-Be. Make sure someone videotapes
these special memories.
Baby Food Tasting- Buy several jars of baby food
and cover the labels. Have each guest smell and taste the
food and write down what they think it is. You can pass around
one jar at a time or number the jars and have them all going
around in different directions at once. You can also provide
hints or write down all of the answers in random order if
the flavors are too similar. The one with the most correct
Songs - A game that I play at all my showers is "BABY
You record 2 cd's or cassette tapes with songs with the word
it. ex:BABY LOVE-DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES.Play the music
during the shower. Turn the music off towards the end of the
shower(THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST GAME). Have your guest list
all the songs by artist and title. The person who list the
most songs WINS. its so much fun to
watch,because during the shower everyone is just singing along;now
a couple of hours later they can't re-call not one song. ---Submitted
by Patricia M.
Baby Diaper Tasting- Buy several
different types of candy bars, melt each one, and put them
in separate diapers. Have guests taste and smell the diaper
and write down their answers. The one with the most correct
Bottle Drinking Race - Fill several baby bottles
(maybe one for each guest?) with your beverage of choice and
have a race to see who drinks the whole bottle through the
nipple first. I've heard you can do this with couples showers
and fill the bottles with beer for the guys to drink.
Shower BINGO - There are several ways to play this.
You can make blank cards with BINGO or STORK across the top.
Have the guests write down in the squares the gifts that they
think will be opened later. When one of those gifts is opened,
the guest marks that spot. Whoever gets 5 marks in a row wins.
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Say "Baby" - At the beginning of the shower
give each guest 1 or 2 baby pins or clothes pins to pin to
their shirt. If someone is caught saying the word "baby"
by another guest, she must forfeit a pin to the guest who
caught her. You can use this for other words, like "cute"
or "precious". The one with the most pins at the
end of the shower wins.
Diaper Name Tag Surprise - Before the shower, make
little diaper name tags (cut out a triangle, fold the corners
in, and fasten with a safety pin). On the inside of one, put
a little brown spot with a crayon or brown marker. When the
guests arrive, randomly pass out the tags for them to write
their names on. At the end of the shower, everyone checks
the inside of their diaper tag, and the guest with the brown
the Number of Diaper Pins - Fill a baby bottle with
diaper pins and have each guest guess the amount. The one
closest to the actual number without going over wins. You
can also fill the bottle with jelly beans, pennies, or just
about anything. Don't forget that you actually have to count
the Safety Pins - The smaller the safety pin you
use for this game, the better. Make some oatmeal and hide
about 15 pins in it. One at a time, blindfold each guest and
see how many she can find in one minute with her hands. For
a less messy version of this game, use a bowl of uncooked
rice instead of oatmeal.
Birthday - The guest with closest birthday to the
new baby's birthday wins.
Picture Guess - Have guests bring baby pictures of
themselves and post them on a board. Try to match up who's
who. You can also send a self-address envelope along with
the invitation for guests to mail their photos to you.
Task - One at a time, blindfold each guest and time
them at performing Mommy tasks, such as dressing or diapering
a baby doll, strapping a doll in a car seat, or breaking down
a stroller. You could also have teams doing this all at once.
Circumference - Guess how many inches around the
waist Mom-To-Be is. The one who's closest without going over
Game - For about 30 seconds, walk around the room
with a tray full of small baby items (bottle, booties, rash
cream, diaper, diaper pin, teether, pacifier, baby thermometer,
nail clippers, shampoo, etc.). After you leave, have guests
write down as many of the items that they can remember. The
one with the most correct answers wins. Cute Variation:
Trick your guests - Have the Mom-To-Be walk around with the
tray and go into a back room with the items. Instead of guests
guessing what was on the tray, inform them that they have
to answer questions about the Mom (what is she wearing, what
color are her shoes, how is her hair fixed, is she wearing
earrings, etc.). Of course, Mom gets all of the items at the
end of the game.
Word Unscramble - First guest to unscramble your
list of baby words wins. Examples are ABBY TOBLET = baby bottle;
SPIDEAR = diapers, CERPFAII = pacifier, MARLFUO = formula;
BRIC = crib, RELROLTS = stroller, TARELT = rattle, DRECAL
= cradle, PYLA ENP = play pen, ESTIOOB = booties, LICOC =
colic, NORNWEB = newborn
Meanings - Write a list of names and have guests
try to match their meanings. You can get these from a baby
name book. You can use common names, uncommon names, possible
names for the new baby (if Mom-to-Be hasn't already picked
one out), the names of the guests. Examples are Matthew =
Gift of the Lord; Susan = Lily; Carol = Melody, Song; Gregory
= Vigilant Watch; Angelo = Heavenly Messenger; Barbara = Exotic,
Mysterious, Christy = Of Christ; Linda = Pretty; Anthony =
Priceless; Keith = Wood-dweller.
of the Plate Surprise - Secretly place a sticker
or cute drawing on the bottom of one or more paper plates
or cups and randomly stack them back. Guests with these marks
on the bottom win a door prize.
That Tune - Sing or play snippets of nursery rhymes
or baby songs and have guests write down what they think they
are. The one with most correct answers wins.
in the Nursery Rhyme Words - Take portions of nursery
rhymes and leave a blank for guests to fill in their answers.
Examples are "Jack fell down and broke his ___________"
(crown); "the little dog laughed to see such _________"
(sport); "when the __________ (bough) breaks, the cradle
will fall". "one, two, ___________ my shoe"
(buckle); "merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, ________
is but a dream" (life); "the wheels on the bus go
_________ and __________" ('round, 'round); "Jack
Sprat ate no _________ (fat), his wife would eat no __________
"(lean); "the owl and the ___________ went to sea
in a beautiful pea green boat" (pussycat);
the Nursery Rhyme - This is similar to the one above,
except you give a line or phrase from the nursery rhyme and
the guests have to guess the title. Examples are "they
all ran after the farmer's wife" (Three Blind Mice);
"kits, cats, sacks, wives,....." (As I was Going
to St. Ives); "One for the master, And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane" (Baa Baa Black Sheep); "with
silver bells and cockleshells, and pretty maids all in a row"
(Mary, Mary, quite contrary); "one a penney, two a penney"
(Hot Cross Buns); "his is the dog, that worried the cat,
that killed the rat, that ate the malt" (This is the
House that Jack Built); "If that mockingbird don't sing,
mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring" (Hush Little Baby);
"all the king's horses and all the king's men" (Humpty
Dumpty); "this ole man came rolling home" (Knick
Knack Paddy Wack); "kissed the girls and made them cry"
Animal Names - Write down an adult animal and have
guests guess what its baby is called. Examples are COW = calf;
RABBIT = bunny; CROW = chick; COYOTE = pup; DEER = fawn; EAGLE
= fledgling or eaglet; CAMEL = calf; FERRET = kit; FISH =
fry or fingerling, FLY = maggot; FROG = tadpole, polliwog,
or froglet; GORILLA = infant; GOOSE = gosling; GOAT = kid
or billy; HORSE = foal or colt (male) or filly (female); KANGAROO
= joey; LEOPARD = cub; MOUSE = pup, pinkie, or kitten; PIG
= piglet, shoat, or farrow; SHARK = pup; SHEEP = lamb, lambkin,
or cosset; SPIDER = spiderling, TOAD = tadpole; WHALE = calf.
Word Fill in the Blank - Have guests try to come
up with as many phrases as possible from baby words. Or have
guests try to guess the one answer Mom-To-Be wrote down. Examples
and possible answers are "Baby _________" (stroller,
wipes, bed, blues, food); "Diaper ________" (pins,
pail, bag, change, rash); "_________ Chair" (high,
baby, rocking); "Bottle of ________" (milk, juice,
formula); "________ Bed" (baby, portable); "Play
________" (pen, date, time); Toy ________ (soldiers,
trucks, box); "Shower ________" (games, decorations,
Parents - Match the celebrity parent to their child.
Examples are CHER - Chastity and Elijah Blue; NAOMI JUDD -
Wynonna and Ashley; JUDY GARLAND - Liza Minelli; DONALD SUTHERLAND
- Kiefer; DEBBIE REYNOLDS = Carrie Fisher; GOLDIE HAWN - Kate
Hudson; MARTIN SHEEN - Emilio Estevez and Charlie; MADONNA
- Lourdes and Rocco; FRANK ZAPPA - Moon Unit and Dweezil.
the Price - Guests guess the prices of common baby
items. Either write down the list or have a "Price is
Right" game with actual items. Examples are pacifier,
stroller, box of diapers, booties, jar of baby food, diaper
bag, formula, baby wipes, tube of ointment, blanket, and layette.Of
course, the Mom-to-Be gets all of the items at the end.
in the Ice - Before the shower, freeze tiny plastic
babies in ice trays. Each guest receives one ice cube in her
drink. The winner is the one whose baby unfreezes and floats
to the top first.
Drop - Open up a baby bottle and place it on the
floor. Hand a participant 5 diaper pins and see if they can
drop all 5 into the bottle from a height no lower than their
chest. The one with the most pins in the bottle wins.
the TV Kids - Have your guests write down the names
of TV Show Children. Examples are The Brady Bunch = Greg,
Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy; Married With Children
= Kelly and Bud; Leave it to Beaver = Wally and Beaver; The
Adam's Family = Wednesday and Pugsly; My Three Sons = Mike,
Robbie, Chip, Ernie, and Dodie; The Waltons = John Boy, Jason,
Mary Ellen, Ben, Erin, Jim Bob, and Elizabeth; Home Improvement
= Randy, Brad, and Mark; The Simpsons = Bart, Lisa, and Maggie;
Full House = DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle; The Cosby Show =
Theo, Denise, Sondra, Venessa, and Rudy.
the Diaper on the Baby - This game is the same as
Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but make or buy a baby and multiple
diapers. The guest closest to the baby's bottom wins. Note:
there are many ideas you can use here, Pin the Baby on
the Stork, Pin the Bottle on the Baby, Pin the Baby on the
High Chair, etc.
Race - Divide the guests into 2 even teams. Half
of each team is on one end of the room and the other half
of each team is on the other end. Each team gets one balloon.
The first player on each team puts the balloon between her
legs and waddles to her team member across the room where
they will make the balloon switch. The second player waddles
across the room to hand off to her team player. This continues
until each team member gets to waddle with the balloon. The
team who does this the fastest wins.
Extraction - Write down the first and last name of
the Baby-to-Be, Mom-to-Be, or Parents-to-Be, whichever one
you like. See how many first names can be made from that name
combination. Example: MICHELLE & BOB JOHNSON: Lee, John,
Joelle, Ben, Bill, Belle, Jim, Nellie, etc.
She Said on Conception Night - This is not really
a game, but is pretty funny to do. Have someone write down
all the phrases that the Mom-to-Be says while opening up her
gifts. At the end, read out the list and tell everyone that
these are the things she said in the bedroom the night the
baby was conceived. Possible examples are "Oh, this is
lovely", "I don't have one of these", "I
can't believe how tiny it is."
Pin Grab - Players will see how many clothes pins
they can hold in one hand. To play, line up clothes pins on
the bottom of a clothes hanger. A player will remove one clothes
pin at a time and hold it in her hand without dropping the
others. Count how many pins she removes from the hanger before
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