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Get in the Game: Fun Ideas for a Baby Shower


To make a baby shower more entertaining to the guests, you can prepare small games for participation. This can be done as icebreakers or during the time when presents are being opened.

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What to Use for Prizes

After somebody has won a game, you can prepare small tokens as the winner’s prize. These tokens need not be expensive: a chocolate bar, candle or anything to remind the winner of their successful participation in the game.

When choosing a baby shower game, make sure that you have selected something that will appeal to your guests. Research on the guests’ backgrounds and ages since these are factors in which you can judge if they will enjoy the baby shower game or not.

As much as possible, choose a game that will require interaction among the guests, especially if the guest list includes family members, and different groups of friends who may not know one another.

After you have considered the people who are on the guest list, you may want to consider the baby shower games listed below.

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Nursery Rhyme Game

You can have this baby shower game played by all of the guests. Prepare several lines from different nursery rhymes. The host will read these lines to the guests, but with an omitted word.  The guests will try to guess what the missing word in the nursery rhyme is. The person who has called out the most correct answer wins.

Baby Item Memory Game

Prepare a tray of baby things that you will show to the guests for 15 to 30 seconds. After that, ask the guests to write the items that they remember. The person who has remembered the most items will win this baby shower game.


Baby Food Game

Prepare for this baby shower game by purchasing several types of baby food and removing the labels and replacing the covers with opaque paper. Number the jars for reference. Ask the guests to identify the baby food by smelling or tasting. The person who has made the most correct guesses wins the baby shower game.

Fun Facts

This game is to played only if the guests know, or are at least familiar with one another. Upon arriving at the baby shower party, ask the guests to write a fact that few people have known. This may be a hidden talent, a previous job, or a movie appearance. They drop the paper in a jar together with everyone else’s papers. During the game, they will pick one sheet of paper and try to guess who the person is being described. You can also modify the game by having the host read each of the facts and have all of the guests try to guess the person.

With these baby shower games, you can make your guests interact with one another and you can keep them from being bored.  You can make original games as long as you consider the backgrounds, the number and the ages of your participants.