Games

Baby shower games explained: “Baby Shower Bingo”

A fast-paced game to get everyone excited trying to guess the gifts received by mom-to-be.

What you’ll need for “Baby Shower Bingo”

  • A number of game cards (usually 4×4 or 5×5) so people can write down their guesses.

How to play “Baby Shower Bingo”

  1. Hand out a game card to each guest;
  2. Pass pens/pencils around so people can write down gifts they think mom-to-be received;
  3. Start opening the gifts so people can start marking items on their cards;
  4. The winner is the first guest to complete an entire row or column with their guesses;
  5. If no winner is found when all gifts are opened, whoever got more correct guesses is the winner.

If you are going DIY and create your own bingo card, this is what it could look like:

– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –
– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –
– free space –– free space –⭐️ Baby ⭐️
⭐️ Bingo ⭐️
– free space –– free space –
– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –
– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –– free space –

Fun twists

  • You can make the activity less “gift-focussed” by asking people to choose baby-related words for their cards, so then mom-to-be just have to announce the words.
  • Ask people to announce when they are one word short of hitting “Bingo” to build more excitement around the room.

Baby shower games explained: “The Price Is Right”

How much certain baby essentials cost? Entertain your guests with this simple and fun game.

What you’ll need for “The Price Is Right”

  • A number of game cards containing a list of baby essentials with a space to the right for price guesses.

Credits: MyLittleForestCo, ShowerThatBaby, BabyxLibrary, LuckyFoxPartyShop, and StrawberryPartyPrint.

How to play “The Price Is Right”

  1. Hand out a game card to each guest with the baby items listed;
  2. Once everyone has their cards and a pen/pencil, start a timer;
  3. When the time is up, reveal the prices and award a point to whoever got closer to the real price.
  4. Ask people to sum up their points and the winner is the guest with more points.

If you are going DIY and create your own list of baby items, you can use this as the starting point:

  • Dummy / pacifier
  • Sleeping bag
  • IKEA cot / crib
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby hairbrush
  • Baby thermometer
  • IKEA high chair
  • Pram/stroller
  • Portable cot / crib

Fun twists

  • Award extra points for guesses that match the price exactly.
  • Add specific brands or models to the items, so people have more chances of guessing right.
  • Make it easier for guests by not using cents on the prices, just the whole part. (for example: 3 is the right answer, regardless of the price being 3.14 or 3.88)

Baby shower games explained: “Baby Word Scramble”

Guests with kids might have a slight advantage playing this game, but everyone is certain to have fun trying to guess the words.

What you’ll need for “Baby Word Scramble”

  • A number of game cards featuring a list of scrambled words to be guessed.

Credits: BabyxLibrary, gamesbygeorgette, DrummingMumDesigns, LuckyFoxPartyShop, and DrawMeAParty.

How to play “Baby Word Scramble”

  • Hand out a game card to each guest with the scrambled words;
  • Once everyone has their cards and a pen/pencil, start a timer;
  • When the time is up, reveal the words and whoever got more words correctly is the winner.

If you are going DIY and create your list of words, you can use this as the starting point (answers in bold):

Scrambled word Answer
tkeblna Blanket
ycr Cry
freesbidganet Breastfeeding
iseneso Onesies
bcir Crib
ciaatrepdanii Paediatrician
nnifta Infant
lmki Milk
pdaier Diaper
lorlters Stroller
ymumd Dummy

Fun twists

  • Have one or two words related to older children – not exactly babies, to catch people off guard and leave them thinking for longer.
  • “Repeat” a word with its plural form, definitely will make people think for longer before writing down.
  • If you already decided on the name of your baby, add it as one of the scrambled words.

Baby shower games explained: “Baby Traits Prediction”

This fun game can be easily played by all guests, even if they don’t know either dad or mom-to-be that well.

What you’ll need for “Baby Traits Prediction”

  • A number of cards featuring a list of traits and options for people to circle either mom or dad.

Credits: BabyxLibrary, MimisPrintables, everjolly, BabyxLibrary, and WestandPine.

How to play “Baby Traits Prediction”

  1. Gather everyone and give each person a card with the list of traits;
  2. Ask people to look at both mom and dad-to-be and mark their choices;
  3. Get someone to count things and announce the consensus prediction.

If you are going DIY and create your table of traits, you can use this as your starting point:

Characteristic / Trait Mom Dad
Hair 👶 ⃞ 👶 ⃞
Eye colour 👶 ⃞ 👶 ⃞
Nose 👶 ⃞ 👶 ⃞
Sense of humour 👶 ⃞ 👶 ⃞
Fashion sense 👶 ⃞ 👶 ⃞
Athletic skills 👶 ⃞ 👶 ⃞

Fun twists

  • You can group all options that did not receive the majority of the votes to announce the “less likely baby traits“.
  • You can have a blank last row so people can add an extra feature from either mom or dad that the baby is going to have.

Baby shower games explained: “Don’t Say Baby”

A brilliantly simple game that will entertain everyone and make your guests talk between themselves more easily during all the party.

What you’ll need for “Don’t Say Baby”

  • A set of pin / brooches, ideally one per guest;
    • Amazon is usually a great source for these pins; I particularly love this unicorn-themed set.

A lovely example set of pins you can use, from Amazon

  • A print outlining the rules easily visible somewhere (see rules below).

How to play “Don’t Say Baby”

  1. Give each guest a single pin at the beginning of the party;
  2. Anytime someone says the word “baby”, one of their pins is stolen;
  3. At the end of the party, the guest with more pins is the winner.

Fun twists

  • When someone says the keyword, all of their pins are stolen (not a single one).
  • If most of your guests share a common interest (let’s say, cycling), you can have a second keyword (for example: bike) to make things more dynamic.
  • Make it Mario Kart style: everyone receives three pins at the beginning instead of one.
  • Make it UNO style: give someone a reverse card so they can purposely say the keyword at some point, giving them the right to steal the pins of whoever caught them saying the word instead.
  • Have a wooden spoon award: guests receive silly (funny!) replacement pins for each pin stolen from them, so the guest with more silly pins receives the wooden spoon. (these pins cannot be stolen)