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Baby Shower Games You’ll Actually Want to Play

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Baby showers are a ton of fun. They’re a great opportunity to get together with friends, eat some good food, and celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby. And what would a baby shower be without some games? Below are some of the best baby shower games to play that are sure to get everyone laughing and having a good time.

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How to Have Games at a Baby Shower

Baby showers games are a great way to break the ice and get everyone interacting and having fun. But before you start planning any games, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure that all of the guests are comfortable with playing games. Some people may not be keen on playing games at a baby shower, so it’s important to check with everyone beforehand. Also keep in mind the types of games you’re playing – for example, if you have an older crowd that might not want to be up and moving, you might not want to do a game that requires a lot of walking. 

Secondly, try to choose baby shower games that are appropriate for the group. If you have a group of close friends who know each other well, you can probably get away with playing some silly games. But if you have a group of people who don’t know each other very well, it’s probably best to stick to some more low-key games.

Third, we recommend making a plan before the baby shower on which games you’re going to play so you have all the materials you need. We love to use sites like Etsy to get printable games that match our baby shower themes. 

How Many Games to Play

There’s no set number of how many baby shower games you should play. It really all depends on the amount of time you have and how many guests you have. We generally like to play 2-3 games at a baby shower, but if you only have time for one, that’s fine too!

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Baby Shower Bingo

This classic game is always a hit. Before the shower, make up bingo cards with items related to babies or pregnancy (you could also find some printable ones on sites like Etsy!). As the gifts are opened, guests can mark off the items on their cards. The first one to get five in a row wins!

Read our complete guide on how to play Baby Shower Bingo and get printable templates here!

Guess the Baby Food

This game is pretty self-explanatory. Prepare a bunch of different jars of baby food, making sure to remove any labels. Guests take turns trying to guess what each flavor is. The one with the most correct guesses wins!

Don’t Say “Baby”

This is a classic game that is sure to get everyone laughing. Throughout the shower, guests must try not to say the word “baby.” If they do, they get a mark. The person with the fewest marks at the end of the shower wins!

The Price is Right

This game is a lot of fun and can be played with either new or used items. Before the shower, collect a bunch of baby-related items (diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.) and put them on a table. Guests take turns guessing the prices of the items. The one with the closest guesses wins!

Who’s That Baby?

This game is perfect for a shower with mostly people who don’t know each other well. Before the shower, collect photos of everyone as babies and put them on a board or piece of poster paper. Guests take turns trying to guess who is who. The one with the most correctly guessed photos wins! If you don’t want to use guest pictures, you could also play this game with celebrities and guess the celebrity baby! 

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What’s in Your Purse?

This game is always a hit and is great for getting people talking. Guests take turns going through their purses and finding items that match the given categories (examples: something green, something that starts with the letter ‘S’, etc.). The one with the most items wins!

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Baby Shower Word Scramble

This is a fun and challenging game that can be played with either new or used items. Before the shower, collect a bunch of baby-related items (diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.) and put them on a table. Guests take turns trying to unscramble the words. The one with the most correctly guessed words wins!

Read our full guide on how to play as well as get printable templates here!

Who Knows Mommy Best?

This is a fun game to play where guests answer questions about the mom (or parents) to be. The person with the most correct answers wins the game! 

Read our full guide on how to play Who Knows Mommy Best and get printable templates here!

Baby Shower Game Prizes

While baby shower games are mostly for fun, it can be nice to give out prizes to the winners. If you decide to do this, we recommend choosing inexpensive prizes that relate to the game or theme of the shower. Some of our favorite things to give out as prizes are soaps, hand sanitizers, mini bottles of wine, or even just some yummy treats!

Related Post: 15 Baby Shower Prize Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Final Thoughts

Baby showers are such a fun and special time! We hope these tips on how to choose baby shower games will help you plan the perfect shower for the expectant mom in your life.

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