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  • Creative & Fun Baby Shower Games (No Cringe Factor!)

    February 20, 2024 4 min read

    Baby shower games that won't make you cringe

    Organising a baby shower for the special mum-to-be in your life? You want to celebrate with fun and interactive games, but you also want to avoid those awkward moments that can sometimes come with traditional baby shower activities. We've got you covered!

    Join us as we explore entertaining baby shower games that will create lasting memories without the cringe factor. So pop open the bubbly for your guests, and let the games begin.

    1. “Can You Find the Guest?” Ice Breaker Game

    Your baby shower probably includes guests who do not know each other well or may not have met before.  Kick things off with an icebreaker game like this one to get everybody talking!

    Before your party starts, create a list of fun or interesting facts for your guests to discover about each other.

    The idea of the game is to find a guest to match with each fact. For example, the game asks the player to find someone who has a tattoo or has been married for more than 10 years. Once the player guesses who that person is, they write the name of the guest in the blank next to that question.

    The person who writes down all the names first will be the winner (or at least whoever gets the most names by the end of the event)!

    2. The Forbidden Word Challenge

    This game will have your guests on their toes! Throughout the baby shower, challenge them not to say the word "little one", "baby" (or another chosen word).

    Give 2 clothes pegs to each guest as they arrive (they can be pegged to the front of their outfit). Instruct guests to listen carefully. If they hear someone say the forbidden word, they can steal one of their clothes pegs. The guest with the most pegs at the end of the baby shower wins a prize.

    3. Baby Bucket List

    Give the mum-to-be lots of ideas on how to make her baby’s first year really special. Decorate a small bucket, and put a pile of note cards next to it.  Ask guests to write down at least one thing the mum-to-be needs to do with baby in the first year.  

    The suggestions could include places to take baby, activities to do together, or anything that will create a lasting memory.  Present the bucket of ideas to the mum-to-be by the end of the party.

    4. Guess the Due Date

    Download and print a pre-designed Baby Due Date Calendar (there are lots of cute designs on Etsy, or you can make your own).  Place the calendar on a table or hang it on a wall, and ask guests to put their names on the date when they think the baby will be born. You can also have them guess the baby's weight, length, and sex (if it's a surprise).  The winner will be the person who guesses closest to baby's actual birth date without going over.

    baby shower game - guess baby's due date

    5. Nappy Messages

    Set up a table with newborn nappies and coloured Sharpie markers.  Ask the guests to write messages of encouragement or funny quotes on the front of the nappies.  At the end of the shower the mum-to-be will take all the nappies home. The humorous messages may help ease the new parents through those dreaded middle-of-the-night nappy changes!  

    baby shower game - fun nappy messages

    Be creative and have fun with the sayings. Here are a few ideas:

    • Oops I did it again!
    • Cute and Stinky
    • What goes in must come out
    • This one's for Daddy
    • Open at your own risk!
    • This is how you clear a room

    6. Advice Book

    Everyone has words of advice for a new mum! Make a special book for shower guests to record their words of wisdom. 

    Set up a beautiful journal or scrapbook accompanied by an array of coloured pens.  Invite guests to share their pearls of wisdom, parenting advice, or heartfelt messages for the expecting mum. This personalised advice book will become a cherished keepsake, filled with the love and support of friends and family. It's a meaningful gift that the mum-to-be can revisit whenever she needs a dose of encouragement.

    7. Guess the Baby Photo

    Ask guests to bring along a baby photo of themselves (or they can email it through before the shower). Assign a number to each photo when guests arrive and display them on a board. Pass out lists of all the guests' names and ask everyone to match the names to the numbered baby faces. It's also a nice way to get to know everyone at the shower.

    baby shower game - guess the baby

    8. Let's Make a Baby

    Give each guest a little container of Party Bag Play-Doh.  While they are chatting over coffee and cake, ask them to craft "babies" out of Play-Doh.

    Let the mum-to-be choose her favourite Play-Doh baby and that guest wins a prize.  You can also have a prize for the "most original".  This can produce some hilarious results!

    9. Onesie Decorating Station

    Let guests get crafty and design cute onesies for baby.  Set up a table with some plain onesies and bibs, as well as non-toxic fabric markers, iron-on decals, stencils, mini sewing kits and scraps of material.  Let your guests use their imagination to create some one-of-a-kind clothes for bub.  It's a good idea to provide various sizes of clothing so the baby can grow into them.  As an added bonus, you can arrange the finished onesies into a hanging garland for drying that doubles as cute decorations during the shower!

    Baby Shower Prize Ideas

    Baby Shower prizes don't need to be big.  The prizes can all be different and you can let the winner choose.  Here are some of our favourites:
    • Potted succulents
    • Scented candles
    • Handmade soaps ("From my shower to yours")
    • Mini champagne bottles
    • Beautiful mugs
    • Deluxe tea bags (we love T2)
    • Stationery sets
    • Good ol' chocolates
    • Attaching a dummy or nappy pin to the gift adds to the fun.