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What do you think of when you think of baby shower games? Probably something super cheesy and lame, right? Well, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way! Baby shower games can be fun and cute and totally the opposite of cheesy. Unless you’re into that sort of thing, then cheese away, my friend. Here’s a few of my favorite baby shower games that I’ve played that are anything but:
GUESS HOW MANY
This one is super straight forward and simple. The shower host just fills an empty baby bottle with M&M’s, or whatever candy she likes, and each guest writes down their guess as to how many pieces of candy are in the bottle.
HOW BIG IS MAMA’S BELLY
This one was played at both of my baby showers, and it was a hit each time. The best part is you literally only need two things for this game: Scissors and some ribbon or string. Pass around the ribbon and have each guest cut it to the length that they think the mom-to-be’s belly is! Then the guest of honor measures her own belly and whoever’s string is closest to the belly circumference wins! At our co-ed shower, both my dad and Zack cut their strings extremely small. Those men in my life, they sure know how to flatter a gal. ;)
DON’T SAY “BABY”
Upon arrival, each guest gets a safety pin to wear. During the shower, if anyone says the word “baby,” the person who catches them gets to steal their pin. Near the end of the shower, the person with the most safety pins wins!
Download and print the PDF here.
BABY WORD SCRAMBLE
Each person gets a print-out (click here to print the one that I made!) of various baby words and phrases that are all jumbled up. The timer is set to 5 minutes, and you try to unscramble as many of them as you can in the time given. The person with the most unscrambled words wins.
ANSWER KEY: babysitter, car seat, diaper, rattle, bottle, rocker, mobile, swaddle, wipes, high chair, lullaby, teddy bear, teething, formula, contraction, milk, maternity, infant, bassinet, cradle
Now, with games, there must be prizes! Some of my favorite baby shower prizes include Bath & Body Works minis, gift cards to stores like Victoria’s Secret and Starbucks (they don’t have to be super pricey- I’m talking like $10 here), mini perfume/body spray bottles, and fancy soap.
What’s the best baby shower game you’ve played?
Are you a fan of the cheesy games, or not so much?
p.s. Did you catch my diaper cake tutorial from last week? It’s the perfect baby shower gift!
I’ve played a lot of different and fun baby and wedding shower games over the years–I tend to think they’re fun! And when there’s prizes for the winners it’s even more fun! ;)
I agree! I think the games are fun too! :)
These are my kind of shower games. I’m not into eating or smelling odd things, or playing with diapers. I think the string game is always my favorite, it gives everyone a perspective of what you’re really carrying around there.
I think the most entertaining game I’ve seen lately, was having all the dads/uncles/etc fill baby bottles with beer, first one to finish won a prize. It was great for a laugh.
Oh gosh, THANK YOU. Nothing with diapers, please. It’s just… no. Not cute. haha I love that baby bottle game for the men! So great!
Ah, these are great & I love the word scramble!
Isn’t it so fun?!
The word scramble has an error in it. The word Teddy has two d’s in it not two t’s.
Yay for baby month!! :) You look wonderful!
YAYYY baby month! And thank you :)
I love the baby word scramble idea!
Me too! It was such a hit at my baby shower! :)
Victoria’s Secret gift cards for prizes?! That’s my kind of baby shower! Great ideas! #client
Right?! Best baby shower prize ever!
I’ve played a few of these games at showers before. The word scramble at my childhood friends shower and the how big is the mama’s belly one at my cousin’s. I was going to say that I’ve been to a shower where they played the “Don’t Say Baby” but then I realized, Nope, I’ve just seen that episode of Gilmore Girls too many times, the one called Take the Deviled Eggs where they go to Sherry’s baby shower haha.
YES we just watched that episode not too long ago! SO funny! And devil egging Jess’s car was hilarious.
I’m going to use your word scramble for my friend baby shower.
But is there any chance I could get the key to that?
I’m so sorry I’m so late on this! Here are the answers:
babysitter, car seat, diaper, rattle, bottle, rocker, mobile, swaddle, wipes, high chair, lullaby, teddy bear, teething, formula, contraction, milk, maternity, infant, bassinet, cradle
Love this scramble game and template but do you happen to have to answers?
Ahh can’t believe I forgot to include the answers! Here they are:
babysitter, carseat, diaper, rattle, bottle, rocker, mobile, swaddle, wipes, high chair, lullaby, teddy bear, teething, formula, contraction, milk, maternity, infant, bassinet, cradle :)
I noticed two errors in the scramble game:
Teddy Bear – It’s missing the other D and instead there is an extra T.
Lullaby – There is an extra B.
Good game…I used it. Thank you! :)
whoops! must have been the pregnancy brain at the time that I made it! ;) Glad you still enjoyed it!
where are the answers?! lol
Right underneath the word scramble! :)
Two Errors on The Baby Word Scramble.
Teddy Bear NOT Tedty bear (2 t’s are there instead of 2 d’s).
Car Seat not carseat
thank you for the game and ideas though. beautiful blog
Hi! Actually, there are 2 d’s. :) So glad you love my blog! You’re welcome for the ideas- hope you found some to use yourself!
Do you have the answers to the word scramble ?
Hi! The answers are in the post, underneath where it says “Baby Word Scramble” :) Enjoy!