There are many stressful aspects of
having a baby, but the baby shower should not be one of them. Here
are a few ideas to help splash some fun into your baby shower!
Grab a few baby bottles to play one of these competitive games.
Bowling for Bottles- Place
10 bottles in a triangular bowling pin formation, grab a soft, small
ball, such as a tennis ball (you don’t want anyone breaking
all the new baby gifts!), and take turns trying to knock down all
the bottles! Regular bowling rules apply.
Ring in the Tub- If bowling for bottles didn’t quench your
competitive spirit, try taking off the rings around the nipples
of the bottles, set up a baby bathtub, or some other small container,
a few yards away and allow contestants to toss the rings into the
container. Award points depending on how far away from the container
the contestant is standing.
Bottle Bonanza- Here’s another fast-paced game that is sure
to bring some laughs. Divide guests into equally numbered teams
and give each team a bottle. Have the first person in line for each
team place the bottle under their chin, and pass it down the line
without using their hands. If the bottle touches a hand or drops
to the floor send it back to the front of the line. The team that
successfully passes the bottle all the way down the line is the
Bottle Chugging- Fill up several baby bottles with the beverage
of your choice and see who can chug it the quickest.
Have a few extra diapers lying around? Put them to good use with
these exciting party additions.
Diaper the Baby- Draw a big baby on a posterboard and hang on the
wall with thumbtacks. Also, on a piece of paper, draw a diaper and
cut it out, attaching double sided tape to the back. Place a blindfold
on the first contestant, spin them around a few times, and let them
try to stick the diaper on the bottom of the baby! Hilarity ensues
as the contestant stumbles around trying to find the baby.
Diaper Skyscraper- Make sure to have a bountiful stack of diapers
and have contestants try to build a “diaper skyscraper”
by stacking diapers as high as they can without them falling over.
Diaper, Diaper- Blindfold guests and see who can put a diaper on
a baby in the shortest amount of time. Better use a doll for this
A new mother has lots of responsibilities. Have your guests play
the role of mommy in these baby shower activities.
The Belly Bulge- Have contestants try to fit as many balloons as
they can inside their shirt, then go outside and have a short footrace.
The first one to cross the finish line without losing any balloons
wins the honorary mother award!
Distractions- Make a list of challenges facing the new mother,
such as folding laundry or changing a diaper. As the contestant
begins to complete the list, have the other guests yell distractions,
like the doorbell is ringing or the bath water is overflowing, at
the “mother.” The guest who completes the list of challenges
the quickest is the winner!
Feeding Frenzy- This one is especially suitable for a couples shower.
Have one person be “a baby” while their partner is “the
mom.” Give each duo an unopened jar of baby food, and a small
spoon. See who can feed the entire jar to their partner first!
Bag Packing- See who can properly pack essential baby items into
a diaper bag. Award points for each item in the bag.
Kiss the Baby- This game is sure to bring a few laughs. Pass around
a baby doll and have each guest give it a smooch. After it has made
its way around the room, have each guest kiss the new mother in
the same place they kissed baby doll.
Babies shouldn’t be the only ones to have fun with a pacifier,
try these ideas for some surefire pacifier fun!
Pacifier Pass- Pass around a pen or pencil to each guest and have
them put it in their mouth. Put a pacifier on the end of the first
person’s pencil and tell him or her to pass it to the next
person in line. Try to pass the pacifier all the way around the
room without it falling.
Paci- Bobbing- Fill a baby bathtub or other container with water.
Toss a few pacifiers into the water have guests attempt to bob out
as many as they possibly can without using their hands.