Draw Baby on Your Head
Our family seems to play many different Shower Games. However,
we ALWAYS play this one:
Give everyone a plain white paper plate. Then have each person
place the plate on their head and do their best job of drawing
a baby. Once they have removed from their head they are not
allowed to add anything to the drawing.
Have the guests write their name on the back of the
plate and then give all plates to the "mother-to-be"
to judge. Best drawing of baby is winner!
Submitted by: Heidi Bridges, Sacramento, CA
Baby Rattles from Tea Strainers
This is a favorite gift of mothers-to-be when they receive
it as a gift for
their baby... it makes a lot of noise is really light-weight
and doesn't hurt
the baby when he/she bonks themselves with it! This is an
Materials: Two plastic teas strainers -- the kind with the
sieve and handle
that fits on top of a standard tea mug; cross-stitch thread
and a bell.
Directions: Place tea strainers together so that the bell
is contained in
between in the middle and the two handles are together. Sew
around the outside of the strainers (beginning and ending
at the handle). Tie
of at end of handle. Ooops, if you want to cross stitch the
baby's nameon the
rattle, do so before you put them together.
Submitted by: Swiss Chocolate
Soap Carving Contest
A bar of ivory soap per team
a butter knife per team
2-3 people per team
7 minutes to carve a baby out of the soap and every member
of the team needs
to have a min. of 1 1/1 min. on the soap.
Imaginations run from baby in the womb- baby in the crib
and just the baby
face. It really is a lot of fun.
Submitted by: Danette
A Mother's Purse
Read a list of items and ask each guest to try
and find it in her purse. Assign each item with points (the
odder the item, the higher the points).
The person the most points and is the winner.
Something that rattles (besides keys and loose change)
Something that is pink
Something that is blue
A baby picture
A picture of a group of children
At least one dollar in coins
Something that a child could write on
Something that bounces
Something that squeaks
Something that is soft
A napkin or wet wipe
A piece of candy
A non-sweet snack
A safety pin
Baby Crossword Puzzle
Create a crossword puzzle with baby-related clues. for example,
the color for a girl is #1 across. This takes a lot of time
to prepare ahead of the shower!
Create a sheet of four to six actual baby pictures (from
magazines, mother-to-be photo album, family albums, etc.).
Make photocopies of the sheet for each guest. The guests try
to create funny captions of what they think the baby is trying
Place several baby items on a tray. Show the tray to the
guests for only fifteen (15) seconds,
then hide the tray and have everyone write down as many of
the baby items as they can remember. The guest with the most
correct items wins.
The tray is then given to the mommy-to-be since she'll need
Here are some samples:
Pair of socks
Travel-size baby shampoo
Small baby toys
Travel-size baby oil
Syrup of Ipecac
Baby Pins in Rice
Put a dozen plain safety pins of different sizes into a large
bowl filled with rice. Blindfold a player and give him or
her sixty (60) seconds to pull out as many pins a possible.
The one who pulls out the most pins during this time limit
win. This game is harder than you think!
Pass out note cards and pencils to each guest, asking them
to write down common baby questions such as "what do
you do when a baby cries?" or "how do you get a
baby to sleep through the night?" Then collect all the
cards, mix them up and distribute them face down (so no one
can see the questions) one to each guest. Each person write
the answer to her/his initial question on the blank side of
the card they received. Then when everyone has finished, take
turns reading the question with the answer... great laughs!
Baby Product Logos
Cut out twenty baby product ads from several magazines. Then
cut out the "brand name" only and place all the
ads on construction or stiff paper so they can be passed around.
Number the ads from one to twenty. The ads can be passed around
from guest to guest or hung on a wall for the guests to look
at. The person who names the most ads correctly wins.
Clothes Pin Grab
Two guests hold a long cord (meant to resemble a clothes
line) with numerous clothes pins attached. Everyone has to
try with ONE hand only to get as many clothes pins off while
still holding them in their ONE hand. As soon as a clothes
pin is dropped, it does not count and that the guest is out.
The person with the most clothes pins wins.
Cotton Ball Transfer
This is a funny game! Pass around a jar of Vaseline and tell
everyone to take as much as he/she needs. When everyone has
some on their finger, tell them to cover their nose with it.
The object of the game is to get as many cotton balls using
the Vaseline covered nose from a bowl of cotton balls. The
winner is the person that has the most cotton balls on the
FLOOR, not left on their nose. (To get the balls off, the
guest will have to shake their heads, blow on the balls, etc.
Most cotton balls will not come off...)
Cotton Ball Scoop
Get two large bowls and fill one up with cotton balls. The
guest is blind folded and tries with a heavy metal spoon or
ladle to try and get as many cotton balls from one bowl to
the other. It's actually very hard because all you feel is
the weight of the spoon! The guest who scooped up the most
cotton balls and put them in the bowl wins.
Embroidered Cloth Baby Diapers
Every baby needs spit-up cloths. If your guests are handy,
provide them with needles, embroidery thread and cloth diapers.
While they are sitting around talking, everyone embroiders
one (or more) diapers.
Ideas to embroider:
Baby's name (if known)
(or just trim the edges)
Mommy-to-be will love these after the baby is born!
Fold white napkins or cloths into little diaper shapes and
close with small diaper pins. Hand one out to each guest when
she/he arrives. At the end of the party, each guest opens
up their diaper and the one with the brown "poop"
spot wins a prize. (Melted Hershey's chocolate kiss makes
the poop looks real.)
This game works like regular bingo but instead of using the
word "bingo" across the top of the card, use the
word "STORK" instead. (Also, baby words such as
bassinet, crib, bottle, etc. can be substituted for Stork)
Try Not to Say "BABY"
Every guest gets a baby diaper pin and pins it to their clothes.
Everyone tries not to say the word "BABY" at anytime
during the party. When someone does say the word "Baby"
and another guests catches the slip and confiscates the pin.
The person with the most number of pins at the end of the
Estimate the Mommy-to-be's Waist
Pass around a ball of string and a pair of scissors. Each
guests cuts off a piece of string in the length she guesses
will fit around the Mommy-to-be's waist. Guests may NOT put
the string around themselves or each other to make their guess.
When everyone is finished, Mommy tries on each string. Person
with the closest length of string wins!
Baby Picture Guessing
Everyone brings a baby picture of herself (or himself). All
the pictures are displayed and given a number by the hostess/host.
Give each guest a piece of paper and pencil and ask them to
guess who each baby picture is. The one with the most correct
Baby Bottle Game
Fill a baby bottle with little jelly beans (or other small
candy, small pins or cotton balls).
Ask everyone to guess how many jelly beans are in the baby
Mommy-to-be Trivia Game
Compile a list of twenty questions about the mommy-to-be.
Then ask the Mommy to leave the room for ten minutes and asks
the guest questions to see who knows her the best. The guest
with the most correct answers wins.
Here is a sample of questions:
What names does she have picked out for the baby?
Does she hope for a boy or girl?
What are the color of her names?
What are the colors she's chosen for the nursery?
What is she wearing today?
What is her favorite children's character (Pooh, Barney, etc.)
Has she had any crazy food cravings?
This is a fun game and quite amusing!
Cut up about 20 small slips of paper, and write one baby item
on each. Divide the guests into two teams. A member from the
first team randomly selects one slip of paper and takes it
back to her team to read. Then the guest who drew the slip
has three minutes to mold playdough into the shape of the
item listed on her piece of paper while the second team constantly
tries to guess what the item is. Once the second team has
correctly guessed the item, the time is noted on their score
sheet. Then it is the second teams turn. (This is like Charades
but laughing is allowed!)
Name Poem with Advice
If the baby's name has already been selected, have the guests
make up a poem using the letters of the name. For example,
if the first letter is N, the advice could be, "Never
pull on daddy's mustache". The next letter could be an
E and the tip would be, "Eat all your veggies".
Baby Food Game
A great game when men are invited to the Baby Shower!
Cover the labels of several jars of baby food and number
them. Give everyone a plastic teaspoon and have everyone sit
in a circle. Select one of the number bottles and hand it
to one guest who takes a small sample of it before passing
on to the next guest. Each person writes down what they think
that food was. The person with the most correct guesses wins!
Baby Words Scramble
Pick ten or so words related to babies and scramble up the
Photocopy the scramble words on a sheet of paper for each
Place a time limit of five (5) minutes for everyone to try
to unscramble the words.
Below is a sample of twenty words to get you started (some
easy, some hard).
Hospital Delivery Room
Props: 1 stretcher bed made up like a hospital bed
1 guest as the mother to be
1 guest as the nurse
1 guest as the doctor
Vet delivery tools
1 huge rubber doll
A tape recording of a baby crying
Directions: The delivery begins, impromptu discussion and
exaggerate each tool used. The baby cries (play tape) and
the delivery is over, show doll. You might want to video tape
and play it back for everyone to watch and laugh.
This game went down as a treat...
Submitted by: Lauri Watson