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25 of the Best Boy Baby Shower Games and Activities

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The Ultimate Guide to Baby Shower Games

You’re hosting a baby shower; you have sent the invitations; you feel good about your theme and the decorations; you have food ideas covered — but what can you do to generate conversation and laughter when the cupcakes are gone? Play games! We have a list of some of the best baby games, some are classics and a few are newbies. There’s also been a trend of crafting keepsake items right at the shower so we’ve included a few ideas for that, too!

Spaceships and Laser Beams lists the best baby shower games for boys.

1. JUST LIKE GRANDMA

Supplies Needed: Photos of relatives from both sides of the family, poster board, removable double-sided tape, paper and pens.

How This Game is Played: Collect pictures of relatives on both sides of the family – make sure you include great-greats, aunts, uncles and cousins too, as the fun is in trying to determine the relatives guests do not know! Number each of the photos, place them on poster board using removable double-sided tape and hang it on the wall. Have guests write down whether they think the person is related to mom or dad-to-be. The person with the most correct answers wins.

 

2. WHO’S WHO?

Supplies Needed: Baby photos of shower guests, poster board, removable double-sided tape, paper and pens.

How This Game is Played: Collect baby pictures of each of the guests before the party or have them bring their pictures to the party. Guests must determine who’s who.

 

3. DON’T SAY THAT!

Supplies Needed: Clothespins

How This Game is Played: Decide on a trio of words that cannot be spoken throughout the shower (mommy, bib, feeding, for example). Each guest receives a clothespin when they arrive at the party. Whoever uses the taboo words in conversation must give up their clothespin to the person who caught them. At the end of the party, the person with the most clothespins wins.

 

4. HOW MANY?

Supplies Needed: Diaper pins (can substitute pink, blue, or green pastel jelly beans) and clear baby bottle as well as a clipboard, paper and pens to record guests’ answers.

How This Game is Played: Place the diaper pins (or jelly beans) inside the baby bottle. Have guests write down how many they think are in the container. The person with the closest guess, without going over, wins.

 

5. BABY, THE PRICE IS RIGHT

Supplies Needed: Paper and pens.

How the Game is Played: Compile a list of many common items that baby will need, such as diapers, wipes, bibs, etc.  Call out each item to the guests and have them mark down what they thing the current retails price is. At the end of the list, have them add their answer. The guest with the closest total – without going over – wins.

 

6. GUESS THE BABY FOOD

Supplies Needed: 10 flavors of jarred baby food, paper and pens. (Optional: plastic spoons)

How the Game is Played: Remove labels from jars of baby food and number them. Have guests smell each jar to determine the flavor of food inside. They can record their guesses on a sheet of paper and the person with the most correct answers wins. (Note: If you would like to allow guests the opportunity to taste the baby food, be sure you have enough spoons so each guest only puts a fresh one in each jar.)

 

7. GUESS THE BABY ITEM

Supplies: Baby products and a diaper bag.

How the Game is Played: Gather at least a half dozen new baby products and put them into a diaper bag. Ask guests to guess what items are inside, without opening it. Whoever guesses the most correct items wins! Give the products and diaper bag as a gift to the guest of honor when you’re done!

 

8. DIAPER ART

Supplies Needed: Disposable diapers and Sharpie markers.

How the Game is Played: Each guest writes advice, silly or sage, on the outside of a disposable diaper. When new mom is up in the middle of the night changing diapers (again!), she has something to grin about.

 

9. BABY BINGO

Supplies Needed: Bingo cards and markers.

How the Game is Played: Each guest receives a card with names of baby items. As mama-to-be opens a gift, the guests fill in their cards. Whoever fills in an entire row first, wins.

 

10. BABY SHOWER CHARADES

Supplies Needed: Small slips of paper.

How the Game is Played: Write baby-related topics on the slips of paper, such as “dirty diaper” or “naps”. Divide guests into teams. One person silently acts out the word(s) on the paper while the rest of the team members try to guess.

 

11. BABY ANIMAL NAME GAME

Supplies Needed: Pens and download this FREE printable game.

How the Game is Played: The game sheet has a columns with animal names and with what the babies are called. Hand it out to guests and have them match the baby with the mama. The person with the most correct answers wins.

 

12. MOMMY TUMMY MEASURE

Supplies Needed: Rolls of toilet paper.

How the Game Is Played: Have each guest take a wager at how many squares of toilet paper it will take to get all the way around the mama’s pregnant belly. Whoever is closest wins a prize — plus bragging rights!

 

13. DIAPER RACE

Supplies Needed: Rolls of toilet paper.

How the Game is Played: Divide guests into teams and give them each a roll of toilet paper. Once you yell “GO”, team use the toilet paper to wrap around one of their their teammates and create a diaper. The first team to finish their diaper by using the entire roll of toilet paper wins.

14. WHO KNOWS MOMMY BEST?

Supplies Needed: Paper and pens.

How the Game is Played: Write a list of features (such as eyes, hair, hands, etc.) and have two columns: Mom, Dad. Guests write if they think mom wants baby to have the traits of mom or dad.

 

15. TRASH CAN TOSS 

Supplies Needed: Three diapers, three bean bags, blindfold, and a clean trashcan.

How This Game is Played: Tuck bean bags or something similar inside three diapers to give them a bit of weight. The blindfolded guest (it’s dark in the middle of the night!) must toss them into the trashcan, which is several feet away.

 

16. WHAT’S IN YOUR PURSE?

Supplies Needed: Pen and paper to record points.

How This Game is Played: The caller reads out a list of items, and guests earn a point for each one that’s in their handbag. Common items (lip gloss, brush, etc.) receive a point. More unusual items (hot wheel car, orthodontic rubber bands, etc.) have greater value. Highest points win.

 

Baby Shower Keepsake Games

17. SIGN THE ONESIE

Supplies Needed: Newborn onesie, Sharpie markers and a shadow box picture frame.

Description: This is a great alternative to a guest book. Choose a newborn-sized onesie — it can be plain or have an adorable and loving saying on it. Have guests use the Sharpie markers to sign the onesie. After the baby shower, place it in a shadow box so it can displayed in the baby’s nursery.

 

18. DESIGNER BIBS

Supplies Needed: Bibs as well as fabric markers. Ribbon or rope for “clothesline” and clothespins.

How to Play This Game: Guests can “design” custom bibs for baby by drawing on them with fabric markers. Display the finished pieces on a ribbon clothesline during the rest of the party.

 

19. CUSTOM WOOD BLOCKS

Supplies Needed: Plain wooden blocks, craft paint, or permanent markers.

How to Play this Game: More surfaces waiting for guest embellishment! Blocks can become nursery decorations or toys. Use letters to spell out a favorite quote on baby’s wall.

 

20. QUILT SQUARES

Supplies Needed: Quilting squares of fabric in nursery room colors, and fabric pens.

How to Play this Game: Of course, this activity only works if there is someone willing to piece the squares into a pillow or baby-sized quilt after the shower! Have guests can decorate squares at the shower, using fabric pens or paint. Alternatively, squares can be sent with the invitations so guests can bring their finished pieces to the shower. Be sure to give instructions if this is to be sewn, embroidered or drawn on.

 

21. TIME CAPSULE

Supplies Needed: Pretty bottle or trinket for the time capsule, as well as pens and note cards for predictions.

Description: Have guests pen wishes and predictions of what the new baby will grow to be. The notes are sealed and not read until the 18th birthday. An alternate version is each guest chooses a number from 1-18 (or however many guests there are). Whatever number they choose represents that future birthday for the baby. The guests write a birthday greeting and wish for the child to open on that birthday.

 

Great Baby Shower Ice Breakers

Let’s face it, baby showers can be uncomfortable when you bring together guests from both sides of the family, who don’t really know each other. These games don’t have real winners but they are great at helping attendees get to know each other!

22. TAKE A SQUARE

Supplies Needed: Rolls to toilet paper.

How the Game Is Played: Pass around a roll of toilet paper and have guests take off as many squares as they would like. But don’t tell them why! Once everyone is done, break the news that for every square they need to tell one thing about themselves to the group for ever square of toilet paper they chose. You may need to be a little forgiving to those people who take a lot. 😉

 

23. WHO DID IT?

Supplies Needed: None.

How the Game is Played: Talk to the grandparents-to-be before the party; find out what mom and dad did by a certain age (for example, walked at eight months, learned to read by age three, etc.). Guests must guess who did what.

 

24. BABY STATS PREDICTIONS

Supplies Needed: Pens, paper, and a calendar.

How the Game is Played: Guests predict boy/girl, weight, length, time born, etc., OR guests simply write their name on the calendar day on which they think the baby will be born.

 

25. LET ME TELL YOU

Supplies Needed: Pens and note cards.

How the Game is Played: Give each guest a note card and pen so they can offer their advice and best wishes to the new parents and baby. Share what was written with the group or save for mom-to-be after the shower.

 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.