Baby shower games are a great way to help your guests to get to know one another and they are a fun way to pass the time. The great thing about baby shower games is that they can be enjoyed by everyone from great-grandmothers to teens. Some baby shower games are quiet while others are loud and vocal. Before you add in the baby shower games, you need to decide how long you want the shower to last. You need to plan on about 2-4 hours for the baby shower if you add in some games. Know the baby shower audience. Some people just like to sit and catch up with old friends or family members while others enjoy playing games. Here are five creative baby shower games to help you get started:
Baby Truth or Dare
Do you have some people that absolutely love to play trivia games? Baby truth or dare is the ideal game for you. Some of the questions to ask should include questions from family members like the grandma or sisters. Talk to the expectant mother as well and ask a few questions like what she is planning to name the baby, when the due date is, what the sex of the baby is, etc. Ask these questions for the truth or dare game. The guest that is able to successful answer the question will get a prize. If they don’t get it right, they have to take on a dare.
Measure up Mommy
Always talk to the expectant mother about this game because some women don’t like to have their bellies measured for everyone else to find out. To measure up mommy, your guests will each predict how big her belly is. Give them all toilet paper to use to estimate how many squares of toilet paper it will take to go around the new mommy’s belly. Once everyone has their toilet paper ready, each guest gets the opportunity to take their toilet paper and wrap it around her belly to see who is the closest. It’s a fun game for a mommy to be that has a good sense of humor. You can also use ribbon if you don’t want to waste your toilet paper.
Name that Baby Food
Grab a few different jars of baby food and take the labels off and number them. Be sure to write down what the correct ingredients are for each jar of baby food. Pass around the baby food and have your baby shower guests try to guess what flavor of baby food is in the jar. The person that is able to get all of the jars correctly or the person that gets the highest number correct is the winner.
Baby items from A to Z
Print out a sheet of paper that has all the letters of the alphabet on it and pass them out to your guests. Give them about 3 minutes to write down a baby-related item that starts with each letter of the alphabet. You do need to get some baby-related items for harder letters like Z and X so you can tell your guests what some are in case they ask “what baby item starts with X?” The person that is able to get the highest number of baby items on the paper is the winner.
If you have chosen a baby shower theme, be sure to use games that are closely related to it. For example, if you are doing a bed time theme, you can do a singing game where each guest has to remember a song that they used when they rocked their babies to sleep. This is a fun way to see what songs other moms have used.