50 Fun and Exciting Baby Shower Games

With a baby on the way, it’s a wonderful time to celebrate with friends, family, and colleagues. Planning a baby shower can be a lot of work and selecting the entertainment can make or break the fun. To offer a source of inspiration, we’ve collected over 50 ideas. We’ve got them all, including fun baby shower games ideas, activities for outdoors, those that work for mommy or daddy, and plenty more!

Icebreaker Baby Shower Games

If your guest list includes people who don’t know each other well, icebreakers are some of the best games to play at a baby shower. But even if the guests do know one another, sometimes a quick icebreaker can set the mood and get the fun going! The following baby shower games can help your group become acquainted and have fun in the process.

1. Guess Who?

Not only is this activity a great icebreaker, but it’s also an adorable baby shower guessing game that guests love. What you'll need:

  • Baby photo of each guest, numbered

  • Numbered blank lists, one for each guest

  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

When planning a baby shower, one of the first things you’ll need to do is send invitations to all guests. For this game, when you send the invites out, ask everyone to bring a baby photo to the party. Collect all the photos at the beginning of the shower and post the pictures around a room with a number attached to each one. Distribute blank numbered lists and ask guests to guess who is pictured in each photo.

2. Bobbing for Pacifiers

At Halloween, you bob for apples; at baby showers, you bob for pacifiers! This is one of the funniest baby shower game ideas you can imagine, and it’s a great way to help guests loosen up. You can enjoy this activity inside, but it’s also a good choice for outdoor baby shower games.

What you'll need:

  • Small plastic bowls (one for each participant)

  • 3-5 pacifiers per bowl

How to play:

Fill each individual bowl with water and place the bowls in a row. Add the pacifiers to the bowls and ask your guests to line up with hands behind their backs. Blow a whistle or shake a rattle to start the game—whoever gets all their pacifiers first wins! If you want, you can buy some baby shower prizes and number them, and then number the pacifiers, too. This baby shower game idea doubles as a gift, as you can carefully wash and sterilize the pacifiers, place them in a box with a ribbon, and give it to the parent(s)-to-be.

3. Find the Guest!

If you want guests to get to know one another in a fun way, “Find the Guest” is one of the best baby shower game ideas! Not only will participants have fun, but they’ll also learn a bit about one another.

What you'll need:

  • Pen and paper for each guest

  • Computer and printer, or photocopier

How to play:

Before the party, look through your list of guests and make a note of any fun facts about each person (or ask them to send you some if you don’t know them well). Then, type up a list of facts without indicating who they belong to. Print copies of the list and give one to each guest. They’ll have to mingle to find out which fact belongs to which person. If you’d like, the guest with the most correct answers can win a baby shower prize.

4. What Am I?

If you’re looking for fun, easy baby shower games, this one could be a winner. Plus, it’s a game that gets people mingling and tests their baby gear knowledge.

What you'll need:

  • Plain note cards

  • A pen

  • Safety pins for each guest

How to play:

Make a card for each guest by writing a baby item on the card. For example, you could write “dirty diaper,” “baby pacifier,” or other themed items. As guests arrive, pin a card on their back and have them mingle. They won’t know what it says on their back, so they must ask each other a series of “Yes” or “No” questions to try to identify the item. After someone has correctly guessed the item, they can pin their card to the front or take it off.

5. Don’t Say Baby

As far as cheap baby shower games go, this one requires little preparation and very few supplies. What guests love about this activity is that you can play it from the start to the end of the party if you want.

What you'll need:

  • Five clothespins per guest

How to play:

When your guests arrive, pin five clothespins onto their clothes and offer a single instruction: Don’t say “baby.” Throughout the party, as your guests chat, they should keep their ears open. If they hear anyone say the word “baby,” they get to take away one of that person's clothespins. The guest with the most clothespins at the end of the baby shower (or allotted time) is the winner.


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Fun Baby Shower Games

Add a little humor to the party and make your guests smile, giggle, and chuckle. Some of the funniest baby shower games ever are on our list, so get ready to laugh!

6. Because I Said So!

Parenting advice has changed a lot since you were a kid, plus parents are always right, right? Get giggling with this hilarious baby shower guessing game!

What you'll need:

  • Pens and paper slips for each guest

  • Bowl to collect the slips

How to play:

Ask guests to write down a funny parenting saying or piece of advice that they associate with their mom or dad on a slip of paper. It should be short. Then, put all the slips in a bowl, mix them up, and let everyone draw one (if someone draws their own, they should draw again). Have fun guessing who wrote each saying, and whether they would say it to their own child now that they’re a parent (or when/if they become a parent).

7. Don't Drop the (Egg) Baby

Don't Drop the Egg Baby shower game

This funny baby shower game idea gets the laughs for two reasons. First, decorating an egg to look like a baby is not the most serious of tasks. And second, racing while balancing an egg requires a peculiar stance!

What you'll need:

  • One egg for each guest

  • Paints, food colouring, markers, etc.

  • Large wooden spoon for each guest

How to play:

Ask your shower guests to decorate an egg to look like a baby using paints, food colouring, or other decorations. Then, organize a race in which each guest carries the egg “baby” on a spoon. The spoon can be held by hand or between the teeth, and the race can be a standard point-to-point race or a relay race—it’s up to you! This activity is a great outdoor baby shower game idea but can be done indoors if you have a large area that tolerates spills. Tip: Play with hardboiled eggs to avoid messy breaks!

8. Ice, Ice Baby!

For funny co-ed baby shower games, this one is a favourite. You’ll know why when the first guest (especially if they’re a man) yells the instructed words.

What you'll need:

  • An ice cube tray

  • Small plastic babies, one for each guest (you can get these from a party store)

How to play:

This funny, unique baby shower game is easy to play. The night before the party, place the plastic babies in the ice tray, pour water over them, and freeze them. When the guests arrive, remove the babies from the ice tray and put an ice baby in each person's drink. Your guests will need to pay attention to the melting baby and shout the words “My water broke!” when the baby completely melts out of the ice cube. Give a small prize to each guest when their “water” breaks! For a competitive twist, if someone’s ice baby melts but they haven’t shouted the words, another guest can exclaim, “Look, their water broke!” and get the prize.

9. Play Dough Babies

This interactive baby shower game idea is a fun one. Even for the artistically inclined, the time limit creates questionable looking babies!

What you'll need:

  • Play dough (purchased or homemade) in different colours

  • Baking cups

How to play:

Get your guests’ creative juices flowing with play dough. Give everyone a baking cup and a few different coloured pieces of dough and set a timer for 15 minutes. The aim of the game is to see who can create the “cutest” dough baby in the given time. You can make things fun by adding plastic knives, pencils, or anything else that can help your guests get artistic. Of course, the guest of honour—mom and/or dad—decides the winner.

10. We're Having a Baby!

This is a perfectly fun baby shower game idea for couples, but it works for any guest list.

What you'll need:

  • Balloons

  • Pins (optional)

How to play:

Split the guests into teams of four or five and give each participant a balloon. When you say “go,” someone from each team must blow up the balloon, tie it, and stick it under their shirt. Then, the next person in the group does the same and so on until all the team members have balloons under their shirts. Then, using a pin, the first person must pop their own balloon through their shirt, and then the second person does the same, and so on. The first team to pop all the balloons wins the game.

If you prefer not to use pins, guests can pop their balloons by bumping "bellies” against each other, which only makes this baby shower game even more hilarious!

Active Baby Shower Games

There are plenty of active baby shower game ideas on this list, but if you’re specifically looking for some high-energy fun, we’ve compiled some lively favourites.

11. Diaper Change Relay Race

Diaper Change Relay Race baby shower game

This is one of the funniest baby shower games. Of course, anyone will enjoy this baby shower diaper game, but for a co-ed party, watching a bunch of new (or seasoned) parents racing to change a diaper will surely get a laugh!

What you'll need:

How to play:

Arrange your guests in teams of the same number and ask each team to stand in line. When the relay race starts, the first person in line in each team changes the diaper, wiping the toy’s bottom with a baby wipe, putting another diaper on, and dressing it in a jumpsuit. Then, the next team member does it all over again. When everyone on a team has changed the doll's diaper once, that team has won. This is a truly classic baby shower diaper game that guests tend to love!

12. Balloon Baby Twist

Lively, hilarious, and a challenge, this active baby shower game idea is always a hit!

What you'll need:

  • Balloons

How to play: Ask each participant blow up at least one balloon and place it under their shirt to make the "baby." Then, offer your guests some hilarious instructions, such as do a jumping jack or touch your right hand to your left foot or do a yoga pose. You can give prizes for the most twisted pose, most balloons carried under the shirt, and the least number of popped or dropped balloons. Of course, the mom-to-be should sit this one out, but she can certainly be the judge and enjoy watching the fun.

13. Hang the Diaper

Put speed and dexterity to the test with this fun and outdoor baby shower game. It gets guests moving and will probably render a few laughs in the process.

What you'll need (for each team):

  • One or two packs of newborn diapers

  • Mini clothespins

  • Pieces of string to create a clothesline

How to play:

For this baby shower diaper game, you’ll make two or three clotheslines—you can use existing lines outside, prop them up on sticks, or have one or two members of each team hold the ends of the string. Split your guests into competing teams, set a timer, and ask them to hang up as many diapers as possible. The team with the most diapers on the line wins!

Printable Baby Shower Games

Cut down on the baby shower prep time by downloading and printing our games here—and read on for more inspiration and instruction.

14. Baby Shower Bingo

Baby Shower Bingo game

Watching the parent-to-be open gifts is a heartwarming part of a baby shower, but Baby Shower Bingo allows all guests to partake in the fun.

What you'll need:

  • Bingo cards

  • Small stickers or pens

How to play:

Before the party, print out our baby bingo sheet and give one to each guest. The cards should be unique for everyone with a different combination of gifts. Then, as the parent(s)-to-be opens their gifts, guests can mark off any items received with a sticker or cross it out with a pen. The first guest to complete a row, column, or diagonal wins.

15. Who Said What?

Here’s a co-ed baby shower game that will make the parent(s)-to-be laugh as they listen to creative responses to fun questions.

What you'll need:

How to play:

Give copies of the questions to the parent(s)-to-be before the party and ask them to write down their answers. During the shower, distribute copies of the questions to all the guests and have them use their imagination to fill in the blanks with what they think the parent(s) said for each answer. The guest who answers the most questions closest to the truth wins the game.

16. Wishes for Baby

Both sentimental and fun, this game works for mommy or daddy baby showers, plus co-ed parties, too. What you'll need:

How to play:

Hand your guests a sheet and a pen and ask them to fill in the blanks with wishes and predictions about the baby’s future. For example, they could write something sentimental like, “Your parents will be proud of you because you’ll follow your dreams.” Or guests could get a little silly by writing something like, “Your parents will be proud of you because you’ll only pee on them twenty times.” Once finished, have people read out their answers to the questions and vote for the best answer. The person with the highest score wins a prize.

17. Price Is Right

Everyone loves a good guessing game, and our Price Is Right baby shower game is a classic and a favourite.

What you'll need:

  • Pictures of baby items cut from a catalogue or printed out—they can even be from the parent(s)-to-be’s registry wish list

  • Small gifts for the winners

  • Pen and paper for the guests

How to play:

Lay out the pictures of the baby-related items and give your guests a pen and paper. Pick up each item, give a description, and have your guests write down a price as a guess. The guest with the closest price without going over gets a gift. You can download and print out the Price Is Right game here!

Fun Baby Shower Guessing Games

Baby shower guessing games with fun (or funny) questions and answers are great for any type of party, whether small group, co-ed, or family focused.

18. Baby Due Date Guessing Game

The baby due date guessing game is a baby shower classic—everyone loves it! Even if you’re looking for hip or cool baby shower game ideas and want to be a bit more innovative, you can always have this staple going in the background.

What you'll need:

  • Pens and paper for each guest, or

  • One printed calendar of the expected birth month

Before starting the game, ask the parent(s)-to-be to reveal the anticipated due date. Remind everyone that only five percent of babies are born exactly on their due date! Then, ask each guest to predict the day and time the baby will be born, and write their prediction on the paper or calendar. You can promise to give a prize to each person who picks the correct day and also to the person who most closely picks the time. Don’t forget to send those prizes out after the baby is born.

19. Guess the Famous Parent

Guess the Famous Parent baby shower game

This baby shower game works well for mommy or daddy, so it’s a winner for co-ed parties, too, as it dips into everyone’s favourite topic: pop culture!

What you'll need:

  • Sticky notes with the names of famous parents printed on each

How to play:

Before your guests arrive, write or print the names of famous parents onto sticky notes for each guest. You could choose a category like fiction, current or classic TV shows or movies, singers or musicians, or anything you wish. When guests arrive, place a name tag on their forehead without letting them see it. Instruct everyone to walk around and ask “Yes” or “No” questions to one another in an attempt to determine which famous parent they have on their forehead.

20. What’s in the Bag Baby Shower Game

Another classic baby shower game, What’s in the Bag, is a fun way to get everyone involved, and you might hear some silly guesses.

What you'll need:

  • 10 paper bags

  • 10 baby items (like a diaper, pacifier, etc.)

  • Pen and paper for each guest

How to play:

Before the party, put a baby item into each bag and number the bags. At the party, hand out sheets of paper and pens to the guests, then start passing the bags out one by one. Each guest must write down what they think is in each bag without opening it; however, shaking and feeling the bag is allowed! After all the bags have been passed around, ask the parent(s)-to-be to reveal each item. The guest with the most correct answers is the winner.

21. How Old Was Mom or Dad?

This is a nice choice if you're hunting for cute baby shower games, and the activity works perfectly for mommy or daddy.

What you'll need:

  • Photos of the parent(s)-to-be at different ages

  • Pen and paper for each guest

How to play:

Arrange the pictures of the parent(s)-to-be on a board or table and place a number next to each photo. Ask the guests to write the numbers in the order of age and see who gets the most correct. Are the parent(s)-to-be ready for the hospital? Download our hospital bag checklist!

Crafty Baby Shower Games

Crafts are perfect for baby showers. Not only do they offer fun baby shower activities, but they also end with a cute gift for the new arrival. Because crafts require a bit more prep work, save time and stay organized by downloading our baby shower planning checklist.

22. Decorate the T-shirt

Provide an artful, one-of-a-kind wardrobe for the new baby designed by those that are near and dear to Mom and/or Dad.

What you'll need:

  • Plain baby size T-shirts or baby bodysuits for each guest

  • Fabric markers or non-toxic fabric paints

How to play:

Ask each guest to decorate an outfit for the new baby. If you like, have the parent(s)-to-be relax in another room during the decorating time. When everyone is finished, spread the finished products out on a table and ask the mom and/or dad to guess which guest decorated each one.

23. Make a Baby Quilt

Make a Baby Quilt baby shower game

A baby blanket makes a great keepsake, so why not get friends and family involved in making one?

What you'll need:

  • Pre-cut squares of light-coloured fabric

  • Fabric markers or non-toxic fabric paints

How to play:

Give each guest a square of fabric to design for the new baby. Your guests can decorate the squares at the party, or you can send them in advance, requesting guests to bring their decorated square to the shower. If you decide to do the decorating beforehand, at the party you can ask the group to arrange the squares into a quilt pattern (you'll need to have some extra squares, too, perhaps in a patterned fabric or contrasting plain colour). After the party, you can assemble the quilt yourself (you'll need extra fabric, of course, for the quilt backing and batting—the "stuffing" for the quilt) or send it to an expert quilter to put together.

24. Diaper Notes

Diaper-themed baby shower activities are always a huge hit, and this one is quite fun for your guests.

What you'll need:

  • A large box of newborn diapers, such as Pampers Swaddlers

  • Different coloured permanent markers

How to play:

Give each guest a diaper and a marker and ask them to write a funny quote, joke, words of encouragement, or anything creative on the back of the diaper. Then, give the box of personalized diapers to the parent(s)-to-be for inspiration during a late-night diaper change!

25. Art for the Baby

Help the parent(s)-to-be decorate the nursery with sweet mementos from their friends and families.

What you'll need:

  • Mini canvases or paper

  • Paint

  • Markers

  • Decorative craft items, like stickers or glitter

How to play:

Put the supplies out on a table and have some old newspaper handy to put under the paintings to make cleanup easier. Ask all your guests to create art for the baby’s nursery. Encourage imaginations to run wild—they can produce drawings, inspirational quotes, or anything they think would be great for the nursery. It may help to know the nursery theme beforehand, so feel free to get input from the parent(s)-to-be.


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Fun Baby Shower Word Games

Word games are a lot of fun for any type of party, so why not use them for the baby shower, too? They get your guests thinking and many tend to end with an eruption of laughter!

26. Baby Word Unscramble

Word scrambles are classic activities that you can adapt to any party. With a baby shower, use baby-related words!

What you'll need:

  • Scrambled word lists (one for each guest)

  • Pens or pencils

  • Timer

How to play:

Choose between 10 and 20 common words associated with babies—stroller, cradle, spit-up, etc. Then, make a list of these words with letters all mixed up—teslorlr for stroller, edclra for cradle, utspip for spit-up, etc. Hand out copies of the scrambled word list to all the guests. Their task is to unscramble the letters and write down the real words as quickly as they can. Set a timer for five minutes and see who can unscramble the most words during that time!

27. Baby Name Maker

Spice up the typical baby’s name guessing game by asking your shower guests to generate names instead! Not only fun, but it could also give the parent(s)-to-be some naming inspiration.

What you'll need:

  • Pens and paper for each guest

  • Timer

How to play:

Write down the names of the expecting parent(s) (first and last name) on a sheet of paper and distribute one to each guest. Then, set a timer for five or so minutes. Ask guests to create names for the new baby using only the letters in the parents' names. You’ll definitely get some unique combinations!

28. ABC Blocks

Combine word and letter games with crafts for this baby shower activity, which also results in a gift for the baby.

What you'll need:

  • Blank wooden blocks (you can get these from a craft store)

  • Permanent markers or wood paints

How to play:

Before the shower, use a marker to write a letter of the alphabet on one side of each block. You should have 26 blocks for the letters A to Z. Give each guest a block (or more) and ask them to decorate it with pictures associated with different letters of the alphabet. This not only lets your guests get creative, but it also makes a cute keepsake for the parent(s)-to-be.

Baby Shower Trivia Questions

Just like guessing games, baby shower trivia questions are a huge hit! And these questions can revolve around parent- or baby-themed trivia, so it’s great game that can appeal to all baby shower guests.

29. All About Mommy or Daddy

Turn typical trivia questions into a baby shower game for mommy or daddy—or both!

What you'll need:

  • Prepared list of trivia questions about the parent(s)

  • Notepad and pen for recording answers and results

How to play:

Before the baby shower, prepare a list of questions about the parent(s), with their help, of course. The questions can focus on fun facts from their babyhood/childhood, teen years, present life, and more. Just mix them up so that all guests have a chance to answer questions, since they might know the parent(s) from different stages of life. Examples of baby shower questions for Mommy and Daddy trivia:

  • What time of day were they born?

  • What is the name of their favourite childhood pet?

  • What was the name of their elementary school?

  • Where did the expectant parents meet?

  • What’s their favourite food, movie, music, etc.?

At the baby shower, read the trivia questions out loud (or ask the parent(s)-to-be to read them), and have the guests call out the answers. Designate one person to be in charge of noting who guesses correctly. The guest with the most correct answers wins.

30. Firstborn Children of Famous People

Have fun with these trivia questions and create a baby shower game that focuses on history, pop culture, and more!

What you'll need:

  • List of famous parents (a copy for each guest)

  • An answer key

  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

Think of at least 10 famous parents from history, pop culture, or a category of your choice. Do some research and write down the name of the eldest child of each parent (this is your answer key). Distribute a list of these notable parent names to your guests. Ask everyone to write down the name of the eldest child next to the parents’ names. Whoever has the most correct answers wins.

31. Nursery Rhyme Knowledge

Dip back into the past with this fun baby shower trivia game and make the questions revolve around beloved nursery rhymes from your guests’ childhoods.

What you'll need:

  • Paper

  • Pens

  • Computer and printer, or a photocopier

How to play:

Type out snippets from well-known nursery rhymes, lullabies, or fairy tales, but leave the end off, or leave parts of it blank, and print enough copies for your baby shower guests. When your guests arrive, distribute the worksheets and ask them to fill in the blanks of the missing lyrics. Give them five minutes or so to complete the sheet; whoever gets the most correct wins the game.

32. Name the Baby Tune

Swap nursery rhymes for baby songs in this activity. This is also an easy, simple, and cheap baby shower game, as it requires little prep work and supplies.

What you'll need:

  • A playlist of baby songs

How to play:

Create a play list of baby songs (or find a premade one on a streaming site) and press play once everyone is ready. Have the guests shout out the name of the song and make a note of who gets it right the fastest. The person who guesses the most correct answers wins the game.

33. Do You Know Your Cartoon Babies?

If you’re looking for baby-themed games for baby showers, look no further than this fun trivia activity. Your guests will need to channel their inner baby for this one!

What you'll need:

  • Paper

  • Pens

  • A computer and printer, or a photocopier

How to play:

Test your guests on the cartoons they used to love as kids. Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper and write the names of some cartoon/animated moms and dads on one side, leaving the baby side blank. Make copies for your guests and hand them out at the party. Ask guests to fill in the name of the cartoon babies on the right-hand side. Whoever gets the most correct wins.

Fun Baby Shower Diaper Games

We’ve already included a few baby shower diaper games on this list, and that’s because they are always so much fun! Keep them going with a few more options.

34. What's in a Diaper?

What’s in a Diaper baby shower game

Though most people may want to avoid what they find in a diaper, this game puts a clean spin on it!

What you'll need:

  • Variety of small baby items (socks, sun hat, thermometer, bottle, etc.)

  • A package of disposable diapers

  • Tape

  • Marker

How to play:

Before the shower, gather a selection of small baby items. Then take some disposable diapers and tape them securely around each item so guests can’t see the item and write a number on each diaper. (Keep a master list of the numbers and what's in each diaper bundle.) At the shower, line up the diaper bundles, and ask guests to guess what's inside each bundle by feeling it. Of course, the thicker the diaper layer, the harder it is to guess. The guest with the greatest number of correct guesses wins. Did you know that the parent(s)-to-be can turn their diaper purchases into rewards? All it takes is downloading the Pampers Club App. And if they receive Pampers diapers as a baby shower gift, they can add the codes found in the packs to get rewarded from the start!

35. “Dirty” Diaper Baby Shower Game

This hilarious baby shower game always gets a laugh—but don’t worry, you won’t be working with actual dirty diapers!

What you'll need:

  • A few different kinds of candy bars containing chocolate

  • A package of diapers

  • Pen and paper

How to play:

Before your shower guests arrive, heat each candy bar in the microwave and smear the gooey mess onto a diaper, keeping track of which candy bar goes on which diaper. After your guests arrive, have them do a “sniff” test of each diaper and guess which kind of candy is on each one, writing down their guesses on a sheet of paper. The winning “nose” is the one with the greatest number of correct guesses. To make it even funnier, give the winner a fresh candy bar—though, they might not want to eat it after this baby shower activity!

36. Diaper Raffle

This baby shower game idea is literally a win-win for both your guests and the parent(s)-to-be.

What you'll need:

  • Raffle tickets

  • Prizes for the draw

How to play:

When you invite your guests to the baby shower, ask them to bring at least one package of diapers, letting them know that the more packs of diapers they bring, the more raffle tickets they will get to participate in the game! At the shower, give your guests one ticket for each pack they bring. A raffle draw will give guests small prizes, and the lucky parent(s) end up with the packs of diapers.

37. Diaper Stack

If you like stacking games, you might enjoy this diaper version! The challenge for this baby shower diaper game is just as it sounds—stack as many diapers as possible.

What you'll need:

  • A pile of diapers for each group

How to play: Create groups of four or five and ask your guests to take turns placing diapers on top of a slowly growing stack. The goal is to keep placing diapers on top of one another without the stack falling over. The game is over once someone places a diaper on the stack and the stack falls over! If you want, you can give a prize to whichever group used the most diapers before their stack fell.

Co-ed Baby Shower Games

All the baby shower game ideas on our list are suitable for co-ed parties or can easily be adapted. But, if you’re looking specifically for fun co-ed baby shower games, we’ve included a few below that are exciting for both men and women.

38. Baby Shower Memory Game

Test your guests’ memories with a fun game that works well for anyone. If you know the baby’s gender and want to make this a boy or girl baby shower game, you can use items specific to the gender.

What you'll need:

  • Basket or tray

  • At least 20 baby-related items

  • Paper and pens for each guest

How to play:

Fill a basket or tray with small baby-related objects before the shower. Again, if you want to make it a boy baby shower game, use items for a baby boy, or girl items for a girl baby shower game. You can also ask guests to bring these items as small gifts for the parents, as they should be items that are affordable, like a pair of socks, a pacifier, or a pack of wipes, for example. During the shower, ask the parent(s)-to-be to quickly walk around the room and show everyone the basket/tray. After the quick viewing, hide the basket in another room and distribute paper and pens. Ask everyone to write down all of the items they saw in the basket. See who has the best memory and can recall the most items.

39. Super Parent in Training

For a fun and active co-ed baby shower game, consider this activity, which hilariously tests the skills of parenting.

What you'll need:

  • Cordless or cell phone

  • Approximately eight pairs of unmatched baby socks

  • Stack of diapers

  • Baby spoon

  • Baby doll or plush toy

  • Timer

How to play:

Each of your guests will have a turn trying to be a super parent! When you say “Go,” the guests must pick up the phone and cradle it between their ear and shoulder. At the same time, they must correctly sort the socks into matched piles, “feed” the baby, and change the baby's diaper. They can’t put down the phone while doing this and must be performing all tasks simultaneously. Before the next guest begins their turn, mix up the socks again. Time each guest to see how long it takes to complete the tasks—no mistakes allowed, of course. Whoever has the fastest time wins!

40. Pin the Poop

For a twist on the classic “Pin the Diaper on the Baby” shower game, try this funny version.

What you'll need:

  • Large piece of paper

  • Permanent markers, scissors, double-sided tape

  • Brown paper cut into poop shapes

  • Scarf or fabric to use as a blindfold

How to play:

Using the permanent markers, draw an outline of a diaper on the large piece of paper and stick it to a wall. Then draw poop shapes (the smiling poop emoji is always a hit) on the brown paper and cut them out. Place a piece of double-sided tape on the back of each poop. Blindfold your guests and spin them around a few times, then ask them to try to stick the poop on the diaper. They can go one by one or two at a time.

41. Pass the Gift

Pass the Gift baby shower game

The pass-the-gift baby shower game is another classic that you may have played at other parties. It’s a great way to give your guests a little token of appreciation; plus, it’s a super easy baby shower game to organize!

What you'll need:

  • Music player

  • One small, wrapped gift per round

How to play:

Before the party, prep by wrapping a small gift or two (you’ll need one per round, or you can pass multiple gifts if just doing one round). Ask your guests to sit or stand in a circle. When the music starts (any music will do), you start passing the gift(s) around the circle. Whoever has the gift in their hands when the music stops is out. But, as a twist, whoever is holding the gift in the end keeps it!

42. Over or Under

The over or under baby shower game is a modern activity that’s gaining popularity. It’s a fun way to test your guests’ knowledge of pregnancy, parenthood, and the parent(s)-to-be.

What you'll need:

  • A list of faux numerical facts

  • Pens or pencils

  • Timer

How to play:

Before the baby shower, prepare the over or under game by creating a list of incorrect numerical facts based on pregnancy, parenthood, or the parent(s)-to-be. Leave a blank line after the “fact.” Some ideas include:

  • There are 30 days before the baby’s due date. ____

  • In the first week, babies typically go through 20 diapers. ____

  • The parents-to-be have known each other for 7 years. ____

  • The parents-to-be found out that they were pregnant at 13 weeks. ____

  • The baby’s full name has 28 letters. ____

  • The average baby weighs 3.7 kilograms at birth. ____

Copy the list with the blank lines next to the false facts and distribute one to each guest. You can also ask the guests to work in pairs. They must write “over” or “under” on the blank line; “over” if they think the false number is higher than the actual fact or “under” if they think it’s lower. Set a timer for 10 minutes and then let the parent(s)-to-be reveal the true answers. Whoever has the most correct answers wins.

Animal Baby Shower Games

Everyone loves animals, and they go so well with baby shower themes. For a few ideas, check out the animal-related baby shower games below and watch the video above regarding a jungle-themed party!

43. Duck-Duck-Prize

For a game of chance, you might like this idea. Plus, it’s one of the many games on this list that result in a gift for the parent(s)-to-be.

What you'll need:

  • One toy duck for each guest

  • Baby bathtub

How to play:

Fill a baby bathtub with water and put the ducks in it. On the bottom of a handful of ducks, make a distinctive marking. Ask each guest to pick a duck, and those who pick the special ducks win a door prize. After the shower, donate at least a few ducks to the parent(s)-to-be for all those baths to come.

44. Baby Animal Names

If you’re looking for cute baby shower game ideas, this one fits the bill. It combines parenthood with adorable baby animals.

What you'll need:

  • Master list of animals

  • Answer key with the baby names of each animal (you can download or print our game sheet for this baby shower animal game)

  • Pens and paper for guests

How to play:

Here's a chance to test your guests' knowledge of the animal kingdom. Make a list of 10 to 20 animals and ask your guests to write down the word for that animal’s baby. Do your research beforehand so you have an answer key. Some unusual ones include:

  • Dolphin (baby is a calf)

  • Alligator (baby is a hatchling)

  • Swan (baby is a cygnet)

When everyone is finished, ask the parent(s)-to-be to read the correct words out loud and have guests score themselves (one point for each correct answer). Give a prize to the guest with the highest score.

Minute-to-Win-It Baby Shower Games

If you’ve been to a shower before, you’ve probably played some hilarious minute-to-win-it baby shower games! They are such fun and work well for any type of guest list, especially if you need energetic and competitive adult baby shower game ideas. As a bonus, these are typically super easy to set up and don’t require a lot of prep work. For every game below, your guests have one minute to complete the task. Ready, set, go!

45. Ring Pop Pacifier

In this hilarious baby shower game, your guests will race against the clock to devour a ring pop, mimicking a baby sucking on a pacifier! What you’ll need:

  • Ring pops for each player

How to play:

Set the timer and your guests have one minute to suck on their ring pop—no biting! Whoever has the smallest ring at the end wins. You can also increase the time on this one, making it a two-minutes-to-win-it (or so) game.

46. Feed the Baby

As one of the most hilarious minute-to-win-it baby shower games, your guests will not be able to stop laughing, especially when the timer runs out! What you’ll need:

  • Two jars of baby food and two baby spoons for each pair of players

  • Fabric or scarves to use as blindfolds

How to play:

Your guests will need to choose a partner—this is a particularly fun co-ed baby shower game or one for couples! Both partners will be blindfolded, and they have one minute to feed each other baby food. Whichever pair eats the most baby food from the jars wins!

47. Potty Pennies

Perhaps the feeding challenge got the laughs, but this is also one of the funniest baby shower game ideas. What you’ll need:

  • A plastic baby potty

  • Pennies

How to play:

Split your guests into two teams of four or five and place the plastic baby potty (a great gift for the parent(s)-to-be after the shower) close to the teams. Once the timer starts, one person from each team must walk a penny between their legs and drop it in the potty without using their hands. When the first person from the team completes the challenge, the next person “goes potty” with their penny, and so on. Whichever team drops the most pennies in the potty wins.

48. Match the Socks

This is another baby shower game that tests speed and can also provide a gift to the parent(s). What you’ll need:

  • Several pairs of baby socks

How to play:

Spread out the baby socks (you could ask each guest to bring a pair with them to the shower) randomly on the floor, making sure the pairs aren’t next to each other. Set the timer and ask your guests to find matching pairs. Whoever has the most sets of socks wins.

49. Pass the Pacifier

Another one that's sure to produce laughs, this minute to win it baby shower game is both challenging and hilarious. What you’ll need:

  • Straws

  • One baby pacifier with a ring handle

How to play:

Divide your guests into teams of four or five and have them stand in a line with a straw in their mouth. They have one minute to try and pass the pacifier down the entire line only using their straws—no hands! This is why you need a pacifier with a ring handle so that the players can try to move their head in a way that connects the straws to pass the pacifier to the next person! Whichever team completes the line or gets the farthest wins.

50. Suck It Up

If your guests are parents themselves then this should be easy—but, of course, it’s a funny challenge! What you’ll need:

  • A baby bottle and bulb syringe for each team

  • Mini marshmallows

How to play:

Create teams of four or five guests and give them each a pile of mini marshmallows. Place each team’s baby bottle on a table not too far away. When the timer starts, the first player must use the syringe to suck up a marshmallow and run it over to drop in their team’s bottle. They’ll pass the syringe to the next player and so forth. Whichever team has the most marshmallows in their bottle wins.

51. Toilet Paper Diaper

Test your guests’ speed and leave them all laughing in the end with this baby shower diaper game idea involving a toilet-paper twist! What you’ll need:

  • A roll of toilet paper for each pair

How to play:

Ask your guests to pair up and equip each couple with a roll of toilet paper. They’ll choose who does the wrapping and who does the wearing. They’ll have one minute to wrap the other in toilet paper to resemble a diaper. Whoever finishes fastest with the most recognizable design (as determined by the parents-to-be) wins.


There’s no set rule as to how many games you should have at a baby shower. A lot depends on your guests and how much time you have. But because you want some fun entertainment to make the party memorable, try to play at least a few games. Some games take more time than others, so just plan accordingly and use our list of 50+ activity to get some ideas!

The Bottom Line

If you’re hosting a baby shower, you probably want to make it fun and memorable for your guests and the parent(s)-to-be. The fun baby shower game ideas on our list work for many types of guest lists, including small groups and co-ed parties. We hope it helps you choose some fun activities as you host a baby shower! Make the event even more special by creating a gorgeous cake that pairs well with the baby shower theme. Whether you need inspiration for baby shower cakes, there are plenty of ideas out there. As you work through the planning process, don’t put too much pressure on yourself and don’t forget to have fun. Ask friends or family to give you a hand if you need it and remember that mom- and/or dad-to-be will be touched by all your efforts. For more on planning the perfect celebration, check out our article providing top baby shower ideas.