See how many baby related words you can make in 2 minutes from the phrase- “Whew, pregnancy is almost over, the big day is near!” or “Sarah is ready to hold her little girl!” or choose your own. You’ll go around the room and let guests read their lists. Everyone crosses off words that are duplicated and the one with the most words left wins.
The Tray Game
Place a number of baby items on a tray (usually about 15-20). Slowly circle the room allowing each guest a chance to examine the items. Remove the tray from the room and see who can remember the most items on a paper in 2 minutes. Usually the items on the tray go to the expectant mom and the winner gets another little gift.
Take a napkin (one per guest), fold the napkins resembling a diaper and secure with a diaper pin. Attach the “diaper” to the bottom of each guest’s seat in advance. Place mustard or chocolate in one. Have everyone at some point during the party reach under their chairs. The one with the “dirty” diaper wins the prize.
Guess the baby food
This game involves getting five different kinds of baby food. Take the labels off the jars and mark the bottom of the jar with a number 1-5. Set them down in an area where guests can examine and smell them. Have everybody write down what type of baby food they think is in each jar. The guest with the most correct answers wins this baby game.
Baby items in the bag
Place 10- 15 commonly used baby items in a large paper bag. Give each guest a pen and a sheet of paper. Let each guest stick their hand in the bag, touching the items, without looking. After each guest has had their turn, let them write down as many items as they can remember on their sheet of paper. The guest with the most correct answers wins!
Pass around a book and ask the guests to add a bit of wisdom to help the new parents. (You can also write the baby shower gifts in this keepsake book as well!)
The Price is Right:
Just like TV, purchase several baby items and keep the receipt. Have the items out for the guests to see, and have them write down what the price of each item. The guest closest to the actual price, without going over, wins.
Guess the number of Q-Tips
Place Q-tips in a jar. Have guests guess how are in the jar. The person with the closet answer without going over, wins.
How big is Mom’s belly?
This game involves the whole party. Ask guests to tear toilet paper off a roll that they think will match closest to the size of the mother-to-be’s stomach, if it were wrapped around her. The one who tears of the right length or closest, wins.
Baby Word Scramble Game
Pick 10 or so words related to babies and scramble the letters. Photocopy the scrambled words on a sheet of paper for each party attendee. Give a time limit of about 5 minutes for each person to try to unscramble the words. Here is a sample of 20 words to get you started (some easy, some hard).
Baby Pictures Guessing Game
Everyone brings a baby picture of him/herself. The host/hostess displays the numbered pictures. The baby shower attendee who guesses the most correct wins!