You’ve come to the right place
for great baby shower game suggestions. Each new baby is a unique
personality, so why not make the baby’s first party a one-of-a-kind?
One of the best ways to do that is to throw away the typical games
played at most showers. Here are several that have fun and laughs
written all over them:
- Name-the-Baby: This
is a fun way to get things off to an enjoyable time. If you have
a lot of party-goers, you can break them up into cells for this,
or if the attendance is lower, they can work alone. Using the
future Mom and Dad’s first names, tell the players to combine
parts of their names to come up with a name for their newborn.
Remember, this is all about fun. No need to restrict the flow
of creativity with too many rules.
You might ask them to use every
letter in either both parent’s names, or you could tell
them to select just the letters needed to arrive at a phonetically
correct name for the baby. If they’re having fun with it,
you can prolong the game by adding middle and/or surnames into
the contest. Prizes can be awarded for the best, the funniest,
the worst, and the cutest name.
- The Baby Bottle:
Here’s a game that is certain to make for a lot of laughs
at dinner or snack time, and one which rivals some of the games
from your college partying days, and you don’t need alcohol
to have everyone `busting-a-gut.’ Purchase enough baby bottles
to hand out one to each guest. Fill them with a `drinkable’
liquid of your choice.
The person who can suck their bottle dry
first is the winner. This is a lot harder to do than one might
imagine. You can do this in a `toast’ manner, with everyone
drinking simultaneously, or you can do it one-at-a-time while
timing each contestant with a stop watch. You can even have suck-offs,
pairing contestants against one another in qualifying elimination
contests leading up to the final challenge of the remaining two.
- Baby Bingo: Gift-opening time
can be embarrassing for the expecting mom, as well as for those
giving the gifts. Duplicate gifts are common, as are those that
end up being for the wrong gender, if it has not yet been determined
which the baby will be. This next game puts an end to the embarrassment
and actually capitalizes on it.
As you are getting ready for the
gift opening, distribute square pieces of construction paper (preferably
pink or blue) to the guests. Now, prior to unwrapping the presents,
ask the party guests to guess what each gift package contains
and to write them down, one present for each square of paper they’ve
Have them line the squares up like a bingo card,
but with the squares numbering the amount of presents that will
be opened. As each present is opened, the players may mark each
square that indicates a correct guess. This can be done with an
X, dinner mint, or whatever else might be available. Party favors
can be given for the one to fill a row of squares. But the game
can be played until the person who has the most correct answers
is determined as well.