A Complete Guide to Baby Shower Games

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The ultimate guide to learn how to play the popular baby shower games at a baby shower party. This list is updated from time to time with more information so bookmark it to check back later.

A complete guide to Baby Shower Games

Related: A Complete Guide to Bridal Shower Games (how to play)

1. Baby Shower Bingo

Baby shower bingo is a fun game that is just simple and easy to play. It is a twist of popular bingo game and the word used are related to baby shower and the gifts mom-to-be may receive. It is a great way to keep the guest entertained during the gift opening process.

What You Need: Printed bingo cards and pens or pencils for guests to mark off the squares.

How to Play:

With Prefilled Bingo Cards: Give out the bingo cards and a pen or marker to each guest. When the mom-to-be starts to open the gifts, she will call out the name of the gift as she opens each of the gifts. The guests have to mark the square if the name matches with any of the squares in their respective sheets. The first guest who marks off all the squares horizontally, vertically or diagonally wins the prize. In other way, instead of opening the gifts, they call a name of the gift from a calling sheet.

Disney Prefilled Bingo Cards. These cute Disney Themed baby shower bingo cards are perfect for your Disney themed party. This game includes the bingo cards and calling sheet prefilled with characters associated with Disney stories.

If using a calling sheet instead of real gifts, you can prepare by cutting the word along the line from calling sheet and then fold the pieces of paper in half and place them in a bowl. The caller selects pieces of paper from the bowl and calls out words, one at a time, until someone yells BINGO!.

With Blank Bingo Cards: If you have blank or empty bingo cards (with all blank squares except the center one), distribute the bingo cards to the guests and ask them to fill each blank square with the possible gift the bride may receive. When the guests are done filling out the blank boxes, the bride to be calls out the gifts she received. The guests mark off the squares as the bride opens her gifts. The winner will be the one who first completes a row of five. horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

2. Alphabet Baby Items Game

To find out how many baby items your guests can think of starting with each alphabet (A-Z).
What You Need: The printed game cards with all the alphabets written on the left side with a space to write the answers and pens or pencils.

How to Play: Distribute the game sheets among each player and the guests have to complete the sheet by writing the name of the baby related items that starts with each alphabet. The first one who finishes all the letter is the winner.

3. What’s In Your Purse?

A fun game like scavenger hunt using each guests purse.

What You Need: Printed copies of the game cards having numbers allotted for each category of items.

How to Play:

Method #1: Distribute the game cards among guests and they will check off the items they have in their purse. The first one to collect and complete all the items will be the winner.

Method #2: This game can also be played as a group. Divide the guests in a group of 4-5. Give the teams 5 minutes to search their purse for the listed items. The team with the most points, wins!

Method #3: The participants can have a seat and hold their purses. A host calls out each item that is on the list and the first one to hold up the item receives the number of points allotted. After all the list items are called out, the one with the most points wins!

4. What’s In Your Phone?

What You Need: Printed copies of the game cards having numbers allotted for each category of items and the pens or markers to check off the items.

How to Play:
This is a similar game to Purse Raid. Instead of searching the purse for physical items,  you can ask your guests to show the listed things on their cell phones. Those listed items can be anything from Apps, Photos, Videos, Messages, Battery Charge Remaining, Phone Brand or Type of Phone to Color or anything that can be related to the cell phones. You can have your own items listed on a game card or get a pre-filled ones from the internet. Distribute the game cards among guests and ask them to check their cell phones and check off the statements on the sheet that are correct. They add up the points and the person with the highest score is the winner.

5. Old Wives Tales

A gender prediction game. The game is based on the belief that there are old wives’ tales related to the future mom’s course of pregnancy which can help predict the gender of the baby. This game is a lot of fun and can be a great ice-breaker game as well.

What You Need: Printed copies of the game cards and the pens or pencils to mark the answers.

How to Play:
Give each guest an the game card and a pen or pencil. Ask each guest to answer all the questions as to how mommy’s pregnancy is going so far. The answers could help to reveal the clue to the gender of the baby.  The guest with the most number of correct answers wins!

6. Baby Predictions

A fun game to predict the features like weight, height, eyes color etc. of the upcoming baby. This could be a unique game as the winner can be declared after baby is born.

What You Need: Printed copies of the game cards and the pens or pencils to mark the answers.

How to Play:
Distribute printed baby predictions game cards among your party guests along with a pen or pencil for each guest. Ask your guest to write their predictions on certain questions about the upcoming baby. You can ask them to write at  about the weight, eyes color, gender, height, hair color, birth date and any advice for parents-to-be. As the winner will be declared after the baby is born, so you may ask the guest to write their name and address on the back of the cards so the prize could be sent to winner via mail.

7. Emoji Pictionary

See if your baby shower guests can guess which nursery rhyme is represented by the emojis on each line! This nursery rhyme emoji game can be fun to play for all ages!

What You Need: Printed copies of the ‘Baby Shower Emoji Pictionary’ game cards and the pens or pencils to mark the answers.

How to Play:
Distribute printed game cards among your party guests along with a pen or pencil for each guest. The guests have to look at the emojis on the lines and guess which nursery rhyme the emojis represent. e.g. if the emoji line represents five little monkey emojis plus a bed, the nursery rhyme is five monkeys jumping on a bed. The person who can guess the most nursery rhymes wins.

8. Finish Mommy’s Phrase

Predict what the mom-to be will answers to the particular questions or in a particular situation.

What You Need: Printed copies of the ‘Finish Mommy’s Phrase’ game cards and the pens or pencils to mark the answers.

How to Play:
Give each guest the printed game card and a pen or pencil to write. Also give one card and pen to mom-to-be to write her answers. Ask the guests to fill in the blanks of what they think the mom-to-be will write on it. The person who has completed most of the phrases in the same way as mom-to-be has written will be the winner.

9. Words of Wisdom

Collect words of wisdom for the mom-to-be and put them in a baby book as keepsakes.

What You Need: Printed copies of the ‘Words of Wisdom’ cards and the pens or pencils.

How to Play:
Distribute the cards among guest and ask them to write some useful parenting tips for the mother-to-be or parents. Ask the guests to write their best “words of wisdom” from how to calm a crying baby to advice on the best diapers, to how to get through the terrible-two tantrums etc. At the end all the cards are collected and kept safe for future references when it comes to raising the baby.

10. Price Is Right

A fun party game to guess the price of the items.

What You Need: Create a list of certain baby related items like diapers, baby powder, baby shampoo, wipes, clothes etc. and purchase them to know the price and for later use. If you don’t want the items, you can do a little market survey to know the price of the listed items. Print the cards with the list of items for the guest and the pens and pencils for them to write the answers.

How to Play:
Distribute the printed game cards among your baby shower guests and let them guess the price for each item. The guest whose total is closest to the actual total amount wins.

11. Around the World

Match the baby related word to its correct translation.

What You Need: Choose a baby related word like ‘BABY’ and translate it to different languages using some online translation service. Create about 10-12 translations and note down the correct answers on an answer sheet. No shuffle the wording and create the game cards for guest to guess.

How to Play:
Distribute the printed game cards among your baby shower guests and let them match the translated ‘word’ to its original language in a specified time. The guest with most correct answers wins!

12. Guess the Baby Food

Guess the baby food by tasting it.

What You Need: Buy some jars of baby food and take off the labels so no one can find it by the name. Also print the game cards for the guest to write their answers. Have guests taste test them and see who can guess the most flavors.

How to Play:
Give each of your party guest the game card and pens or pencils. Have the guests taste test them and see who can guess the most flavors. Assign points for each correct guess of the baby food and the one with the most points earned will be the winner.

13. What’s The Story?

A game where guests write a short story on the spot and it will fill your Baby Shower party with fun and laughter.

What You Need: Prepare you game cards by listing 10 words related to babies, such as “diapers,” “bottles,” “nursery”, “books” etc. Also brainstorm a list of 5 non baby related words such as “tree”, “wine,” “grocery store” etc.

How to Play:
Distribute the cards with words list to the guests and give them five minutes to write a funny story using all the words listed. Take turns reading the hilarious stories out loud. The participant with the best or funniest story will be the winner.

14. What Was Mommy Wearing

A game to test the memory power and observation of your party guests.

What You Need: Prepare the game cards by listing questions related to dress, makeup, shoes, jewellery or accessories and similar the mom-to-be is wearing.

How to Play:
In the middle of Baby Shower gaming session ask mom-to-be to leave the room for a while and distribute what was mommy wearing game cards among your Baby Shower party guests along with a pen or pencil for each guest to write their answers. Ask the guests to answer the questions on the game card about what the future mom is wearing. When they are done, ask the mom-to-be to come back to the room again to match the answers. The person with the most correct answers wins.

15. What’s In Your Purse?

A fun game similar to scavenger hunt using each guest’s purse or bag.

What You Need: Prepare the game cards by making a list of the common items that people usually carry on their purses or bags. You can start with the basics like credit card, lip gloss, keys and work your way up to more random objects like pepper spray, dog treats, curling iron. Divide the question in different categories and assign number to each category. In general the most common items should fall in low points categories and the rare or random objects should be in a category with the highest points.

How to Play:
Distribute the game cards among each of your Bridal Shower Party guests along with a pen or pencil. Ask them to mark the items that they have in their purse. Ask them to count their total points and write on the game card along with their name. The one with the highest number of points wins.

 

Wait, It’s not over!

Information coming soon for the following and more. Stay tuned and bookmark this page to visit later.

– Wishes for the Baby
– Baby Name Race
– Baby Traditions
– Word Search
– Who knows Mommy Best
– Celebrity Baby Names Match
– Word Scramble
– Nursery Rhyme Quiz
– What’s In Your Phone?
– Dirty Diaper
– Name That Baby Animal
– Animal Pregnancy
– Guess How Many Items
– What’s In the Diaper Bag

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