I will explain each baby shower game idea and what you will need for them. So Have at it and Have Fun!
Find out who is the "Super Mom!"
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: All you need is a cloth diaper, several safety pins, a blindfold, and a large doll or teddy bear. Make sure the cloth diaper fits on the doll or bear.
How to play this baby shower game: Blindfold each guest, one by one, and instruct them that they will be timed to see how long it takes them to put the diaper on the "baby", but they will also be judged on how well their baby's diaper looks after they are through. As each guest starts, time them with a stop watch and have someone write down the times to keep track. Have the expectant mother be the judge of who did the best and neatest diaper job, and the fastest time.
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: For this baby shower game you will need a cloth diaper, several safety pins, a doll (or teddy bear) and some nimble fingers!
How to play this baby shower game: Have the guests get into teams of 2. Each team is timed with a stop watch as they both attempt to quickly and neatly put the cloth diaper on the baby doll with the safety pins. The hard part is that each team member can only use one hand! The expectant mother judges who is the winner based on the quality of the diaper job and how fast it was done.
Have a fashion show!
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: Before the shower, buy a 12 or 24 package of tissue rolls.
How to play this baby shower game: During the shower, divide the guests into teams of 3 or 4. Each team picks on team member to be "pregnant". The other team members will use the tissue paper to dress the "pregnant" team member in her own maternity clothes outfit. Have a fasion show at the end, and have each team explain why their maternity outfit is so unique, stylish, and bold! Have the fashion models walk into the room, give a few twirls, and exit just like a real fashion show. For fun, play some chic music to give the fashion show some more flair! The real Mommy-to-be picks the winner! If you are video taping the highlights of the baby shower, this game is a must to capture on film!
This one is recommended for outside.
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: Before the shower, make sure you have a stroller and a doll to put in the stroller. In the yard where you will have the race, put cones, flags, or yard objects (lawn chairs, toys, hoses, etc.) in a pattern around your yard to serve as the race course boundaries. Click here for an example race course .
How to play this baby shower game: During the shower, explain the race track by walking around the race course boundaries yourself so that all the guests can see the designated path. Each guest will have a turn at racing the stroller through the race course as fast as they can. Time each guest and write their time down. Add 1 second to their time if they hit a cone. Add 5 seconds to their time if the baby falls out of the stroller (or they could be automatically ejected from the race, depending on how strict you want to make the rules). The fastest time decides who is the Nascar Baby Stroller Queen or King! This is a great baby shower game for a coed shower and it is hilarious to watch the men race around the baby strollers. Video cameras are fun to record this reckless driving mayhem!
All that laundry we have all done in our lives certainly pay off in this baby shower game!
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: Before the shower, buy 10 - 12 pairs of baby socks (0 - 6 months). Buy different colors & patterns.
How to play this baby shower game: During the shower, separate all the socks and mix them up in one big pile in the middle of the room. Then, one at a time, have each guest pair up as many pairs of socks as they can in 15 seconds - or time each guest to see how long it takes them to pair up all of the socks. The one with the most matching pairs or the best time is the champion!
No, this isn't a marathon race for expecting mothers, and it is A LOT more fun than running a marathon! Probably best to do this game outside.
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: Before the shower, get a backpack and a 10 or 20 pound weight. Put the weight in the backpack and zip it up. Then, set up the race course, click here for an example of a marathon race course .
How to play this baby shower game: During the shower, have the guests put the backpack on backwards so the backpack and weight are on the front of the person. Now, Get ready, Get set, GO! Time each guest as they run the course for 5 laps (or however many laps you deem appropriate, maybe 2 or 3?) A bottle of gatorade and/or powerbar for the winner!
Variation: Another variation of this baby shower game idea is to prepare 2 backpacks with weights and have a relay race. Form 2 teams and give one backpack to each team. Each guest must run the course and then pass the backpack off to the next teammate who must put it on backwards and run a lap, & pass it off to the next person in line until the whole team is done.
I LOVE this baby shower game!! It is absolutely hilarious!
(One warning about this game: Make sure the one who is chosen to be "pregnant" on each team should have their skin covered (ie no bare midriffs, low cut necklines, etc). Otherwise, it might sting their bare skin each time a balloon is popped.)
This one is a lot of fun to both play and to watch!
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: Before the shower, get a clothes-line, a baby doll, 20-30 various baby clothes items (e.g. onesies, socks, shirts, cloth diapers, towels, baby blankets, etc.) and enough clothes-pins to hang everything on the clothes-line. About 1 or 2 days before the shower, hang the clothes-line up in the room (or outside) where you are having the shower.
How to play this baby shower game: During the shower, bring out the basket of baby clothes and set by the clothes line. Each guest gets a turn to see how many items she (or he) can hang from the line, while at the same time holding the baby doll, and have a phone to her (or his) ear. Give each guest 1 minute to perform the "triathalon" and have them count how many items they hang. Whoever hangs the most items, without dropping the phone or baby is the Mother Triathalete!!
Preparation for this baby shower game idea: Before the shower, provide instructions in the baby shower invitation to bring clothing and props to dress an adult-sized baby.
How to play this baby shower game: During the shower, divide the guests into teams of 2. (If it is a shower with the men, then have the teams be husband and wife). Give each team a room to dress their "baby". Each team chooses who will be the mother and who will be the "baby" - (if the men are at the shower, have the wives dress up their husbands as the "babies")! Everyone comes back into the room when ready and each baby will stand up to "model" their outfit. Have the soon-to-be mother be the judge of the cutest outfit, girliest outfit, funniest outfit, etc. Definitely a Kodak moment!!