87 Unique Baby Shower Games [2021]

The Ultimate List of Fun Baby Shower Games

I have spent the past 72 hours reviewing hundreds of baby shower games on the internet to find you girls some fun baby shower games. 

Here you will also find ways to make them unique, fun, and memorable.  My criteria for selections include: 1) Free or cheap, 2) Easy to play, 3) Easy to prepare, 4) Flexible for crowd size, and 5) Location.

Below are 9 collections of shower game ideas:

  1. 17 Best Baby Shower Games for Millenials
  2. 5 Best Quick and Fun Baby Shower Games
  3. 8 Best Virtual & Zoom Baby Shower Games
  4. 7 Best Baby Shower Games for Groups
  5. 13 Great Icebreaking Baby Shower Games
  6. 3 Crafty Baby Shower Games
  7. 8 Best Classic Baby Shower Games
  8. 25 Off-the-shelf Baby Shower Games
  9. A Few Variations for Crazy Fun Baby Shower Game Ideas

This list is organized to give you some ideas to start. 


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Before we go into the list, one thing you would want to prepare is to have shower some prizes. After all, it’s not much of a game without a prize.


1️⃣ 17 Best Baby Shower Games for Millenials

#1. Cotton Ball Scooping

Gif: YouTube

  • Cost: $5-$10
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: >5 people 

This is an easy and fun baby shower game.

Get your hands on some cotton balls and funny eye masks and you’re ready to go!

The goal is to scoop as many cotton balls as possible in 1 minute while blindfolded.

#2. Baby Bottle Chugging Game

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: >$20 for new bottles if needed
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: large and small 

The guest who can chug a baby bottle of beer the quickest wins! 

Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and videos to save all of those laughs for later.

#3. Bobbing for Nipples/Pacifiers

Gif: YouTube

  • Cost: >$10 if new material needed
  • Fun: ★★★★★
  • Size: >5 people 

Line up your guests one by one with their hands clasped or tied behind them.

Then, let them bob for large pacifiers in water bins while setting a time limit like 25–30 seconds.

The person to grab the most wins!


#5. Dirty Diaper Game

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: >$20 for chocolate and diapers 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: <7 people 

This baby shower game may look nasty, but it tastes great!

The idea is simple — melt different brands of chocolate and place a scoop or two of each in different diapers. 

The fun is in getting your guests to taste them in order to guess. People will be sure to remember your party — make sure to get lots of pictures!


#6. Diaper Overflow

  • Cost: >$20-50 for drinks and diapers 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Similar to the Dirty Diaper game, this time you ask your guests to taste-test things like white wine or beer in diapers.

One of the best baby shower games for fun-loving crowds. It’s sure to make an impression on your guests!

Plus, you can also make this kid-friendly with non-alcoholic drinks like Coke, Sprite, OJ, or apple juice.


#8. Smelly Diaper Game

  • Cost: >$20 for food and diapers 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Also similar to the previous two games, with this one you’ll only be asking your guests to give their best sniff.

Make this extra fun (and budget-friendly) by ordering party food to use!


#9. Draw a Baby Game

Image: Fun Cheap or Free

  • Cost: $10-20 for material costs 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Simply ask your guests to place an index card on their forehead and give it their best shot at drawing a baby.

To turn up the heat, set a time limit of around 45 seconds. 

If your guests are somewhat more serious, then let them draw on a table.

But I personally prefer the forehead version!


#10. Busy Mom Diaper Changing Game

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: $20-30 for material costs 
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Guests are tasked to hold their phones to their ears while putting a diaper on a doll.

To make this even more challenging, you can also include items like baby socks and baby shoes.

This game can be a one-of-a-kind baby shower highlight!


#11. Double Duty Diaper Changing

  • Cost: $20-30 for material costs 
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Another game with diapers.

One of the most fun baby shower games to play, two guests pair up as a team and can only use one hand each to change the diapers of the baby dolls.

This activity uniquely tests their ability to communicate and collaborate — the winning team gets a prize.


#12. Blindfolded Diaper Changing

Gif: Giphy

  • Cost: $20-30 for material costs 
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Similar to the previous game, ask your guests to change a diaper while blindfolded.

Give them around 45 seconds, or raise the stakes with less time!

Throw your favorite toy into the mix. For our designer, it’s Ted from the movie!


#13. Baby Products Experts

  • Cost: <$5 
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: 3-7 people

Simply give each of your guests a piece of paper and 45 seconds to write as many baby products as they can. Whoever gets the most wins!


#14. Tinkle in the Potty

 

Gif: YouTube

  • Cost: <$5 
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: 3-7 people

This game is fun for everyone! Make this game extra unique by using some fake pregnancy bellies, or keep it simple by using a balloon stuffed under guests’ shirts. 

Guests have to hold a ping pong ball in between their thighs and get it into a jar or bottle.


#15. Laborious Labor


Gif: YouTube Video

  • Cost: <$5 
  • Fun: ★★★★★
  • Size: large and small

Place a balloon under your guests’ shirts and let them try to push it out without using their hands.

Be sure to make your balloon big enough to make it a challenge!

It should take your guests jumping up and down and wiggling to try and squeeze the balloon out.


#16. Safety Pins in Rice

  • Cost: <$5 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: small (5-7 people) usually works better 

Fill a bowl with rice and add a packet of safety pins in.

Then, blindfold your guests and see who can get the most pins out in 30–45 seconds.

This baby shower game is perfect for groups in larger settings and individually for smaller crowds.


#17. Pregnant Men Tie Their Shoes

Gif: YouTube

  • Cost: <$5 
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: small (5-7 people) usually works better

Another great game with balloons.

Easy to make and cheap to get.

Whoever finishes first wins!


2️⃣ 5 Best Quick and Fun Baby Shower Games 

#1. Pass the Pacifier

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: >$10 for basic materials 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

Similar to the previous game, this time you’ll need some straws and pacifiers.

Place your guests into two teams/lines, and get each to pass a pacifier through their straws, all with their hands tied behind their back.

The fastest person or line wins! 


#2. Pass the Bottle

  • Cost: >$10 for basic materials 
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

Another easy and fun game that creates a little competition.

Split your guests into two teams/lines, and get them to use their necks and shoulders to pass a baby bottle down.

No hands allowed, the fastest line wins! 


#3. Guess Baby Items

  • Cost: <$10  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: 5-7 people 

Pick one guest to describe what a particular baby item is without giving it away. The rest of the players guess what the object is. 

The player describing the item is allowed to disclose the number of words, they just can’t mention the exact word or spell it out. Use things like a Star Lily Unicorn, a Bassinet, or a Retractable Baby Gate to increase the game’s difficulty. 

You can choose to play in either a big or small group, and the guest who describes the most items successfully wins.


#4. Guess the Fairy Tales 

  • Cost: <$10  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: 5-7 people 

Similar to Guess Baby Items, pick a guest who will do the “storytelling” while the rest of the group guesses.

  • Give each storyteller 1–2 minutes (more time if the crowd is smaller) to describe their stories without directly mentioning the name
  • Check this site out for hundreds of fairy tales for all ages, as well as short stories for children

#5. Balloon Pop Baby Shower Relay Game

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: <$10  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

Split your team in two.

The first person sits down on a balloon placed on the floor or a chair and tries to pop it with their butts. The next person in line to play can only start after the first person finishes.

I love this game because of the sound it makes and the excitement it generates. Bah!


3️⃣ 8 Best Virtual & Zoom Baby Shower Games

Here is a selection of the best shower game ideas for quick games. These shower game ideas are also great to break the ice. They are also great to play with virtual baby shower guests.   

#1. Quick and Easy Recall Games

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

Create 25–30 slides filled with different categories of baby items.

For example, Diapers, Milk Powder, Stroller, Pillows, Baby Bottle Cleanser, and so on.

Then, put the category name on the screen and get your guests to call out as many brands as they can in 5 seconds.


#2. Things Babies Wear

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

I love these games because they don’t require much to prepare.

To play, set up your guests in a line — the host can also play by starting the game with the category, like “Things Babies Wear.” Then, give one example. 

The next person in line must respond with another example in 2 seconds or they lose. Last person standing wins!


#3. Things Babies Need and Why

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small

This is a game I might have invented! All you need is a bunch of slides of random words or objects.

Project the slides up and let guests explain why a baby might need each item.

Give each guest 20–30 seconds, and get the other players to judge whether or not they pass or fail.


#4. Clapping 7’s Digital Game

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

Start by counting out loud “one” before the next person goes “two” and so on.

When it comes the number “7” or the multiples of 7, that person must clap instead of calling the number out — for example, numbers like 7, 14, 17, 21, 27, 28.

Each clap also reverses the order! So that means there will be two claps and two reverses once you get to 27 and 28.  


#5. Things You Can’t Do During Pregnancy [Etsy]

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small

This baby shower game is great for parents-to-be who have creative friends!

Each guest must write down activities that a pregnant mom can’t do on a piece of paper — as many as they can.

Go through each person’s answers and the one who has the most wins.


#6. Things You Pack in Your Hospital Bag [Etsy]

Similar to the previous game, just change the subject to baby-related things for an expecting mom to pack in her hospital bag.

For even more fun, encourage creative or crazy ideas that can sound convincing.

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small

#7. Baby Names Beginning With… (A-Z) [Etsy]

  • Cost: $5  
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small

Let your guests write down as many baby names starting with a certain letter as possible on a sheet of paper.

The shower guests with the most win!


#8. Nursery Rhymes Game [Etsy]

  • Cost: <$5
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: large and small

Print out nursery rhymes with words omitted on a piece of paper.

Let your shower guests write down what’s missing — the guest with the most right answers wins!

DIYing this game is easiest, but it’s also available on Amazon or Etsy.


4️⃣ 7 Unique Baby Shower Games for Groups  

#1. Make a Toilet Paper Baby Diaper

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: <$5
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: large and small

Split your party guests into teams. The best-looking homemade diaper wins.

#2. Blindfolded Baby FeedingGame

Gif: YouTube

  • Cost: <$5
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small

Blindfold someone and make them feed yogurt to another guest while their team instructs them on where to go. A fun way to play is to break up your guests into a mom team and a dad team. Or create a third kind team and see if they perform better. 

This game makes some of the best baby shower videos!

#3. Pregnant Twister

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: <$5
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: 5-7 people 

Play it like a normal twister but with a balloon under your shirt. 

#4. Baby Shower Musical Chairs

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: <$5
  • Fun: ★★★★★
  • Size: >7 people 

Simply prepare 1-2 fewer chairs than the playing guest number. When you play the music, people walk around those chairs. When you stop the music, they have to fight for their seats. You can control the pace of this game by removing 1 or more chairs. The last person sitting wins. 

For a baby shower, this game works quite well with both kids or adults. Just be careful the kids are too little to play.


#5. Who’s Watching the Baby

  • Cost: ~$10
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: large and small 

This game can be played throughout the entire party. Guests steal from each other little plastic babies that they get when they arrive at the baby shower. Whoever has the most orphaned babies at the end of the day wins the prize!


#6. Don’t Say “Baby”

  • Cost: Free
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: small (easier for “policing”) 

To play, give each guest 3–5 clothespins. Whenever someone says “baby” another guest can take a clothespin from them. The guest with the most clothespins at the end of the party wins a prize!


#7. Diaper Pong

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: >$30 (drinks and diapers)
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: medium  

A simple game you can create indoors! Simply see who can score the most with throwing a table tennis ball into a diaper. Adjust the distance. You can lay them out like the format of a beer pong. Get the smaller size diapers so you can use them for your baby sooner.

Not sure how? Check out the link above. 


5️⃣ 13 Great Icebreaking Baby Shower Games

#1. Food Guessing Game 

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: >$30 (food and blinds)
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: 5-7 (easier to focus)  

Blindfold one person who needs to bend over, taste the food, and describe what it is for other(s) to guess. Whoever is the best at guessing wins. 

#2. Party Drink Guessing Game 

  • Cost: $25-$50 (depends on the drinks you buy)
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: 5-7 (easier to focus)

Similar to the previous idea. Simply change 1) the topic to drinks, 2) use a plastic or soft baby bottle to make it safe.


#3. Name that Bag or Brand

  • Cost: Free
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: 5-7 (easier to focus)

Prepare a list of fashion brands for parents. Let the dad be responsible for describing the brand until someone gets it. Make this a competition and see whether the dad or mom is better at communicating.


#4. Name that Tune 

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: Free
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: 5-7 (easier to focus)

Simply Youtube “Name that tune” for some ideas to play with the standard version. If you want to make it extra hilarious, here is how. 

  1. Look for the real classic song like “Jingle Bell” (you will know why)
  2. You get someone to hum that tune instead of playing it
  3. The high familiarity should compensate the difficulty

#5. Activities couples do at home

  • Cost: Free
  • Fun: ★★★★★ (usually answers are quite funny)
  • Size: 5-7 (easier to focus)

Everyone takes turns to give an idea that couples can do at home. In 2 seconds. The person who runs out of ideas loses. Apply rules like no sexual activities if your friends are good.


#6. Guess what is in a bag 

 

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: $20 (depends on the stuff you put in the bag)
  • Fun: ★★★
  • Size: 5-7 (easier to focus)

Put baby-related items into a paper bag. Let guests touch and feel it. Whoever gets the right item wins.


#7. Word Guessing Game

Gif: Youtube

  • Cost: Free
  • Fun: ★★★★
  • Size: <7 people

Prepare a deck of cards with a baby-related word on the card. You can use action words like breastfeeding, an adjective like organic, soft, etc. Give the players each a squeaky toy for the speaking right. 


#8. Two truths and one lie

Gif: VH1

  • Cost: Free
  • Fun: ★★★★ (everyone is given some air time)
  • Size: large and small works equally well. 

To play, you first explain each guest will need to come up with two truths and one lie about themselves. The rest has to guess and whoever gets the lie wrong has to drink. You can borrow this idea and make it baby-related as one of your fun baby shower games.


#9. Baby Shower Diaper Raffle Tickets

  • Cost: $5-10 (if you buy from places like Amazon)
  • Fun: ★★ 
  • Size: large and small  

This is a trending baby shower activity for would-be moms and dad to raise a little extra cash. Just be sure to prepare some fun baby shower games and a somewhat bigger prize at the end of the shower.


#10. Baby Under Your Chair

Image: MakeaMeme

  • Cost: ~$10 (if you need to buy those mini babies)
  • Fun: ★★★ 
  • Size: large and small  

Similar to Lucky Draw, you might just pick the lucky seat with a plastic baby hidden underneath. To add a fun twist, introduce other toys or tokens for different prizes. Maybe whoever has the wine cork has to drink!


#11. Take a Mint

  • Cost: $5-10 
  • Fun: ★★★ 
  • Size: large and small  

When your guests arrive, ask them to grab a handful of mints. When all the guests arrive, asking them to count their mints. The one with the most goes first. Get them to tell an embarrassing memory of being a new parent! 


#12. Guess the Baby Picture

Image: Pinterest

  • Cost: $5-10 
  • Fun: ★★★★ (great for memories) 
  • Size: large and small  

Ask your guests to bring along their baby pictures, and prepare small hangers to display them. Whoever guesses the most correctly wins the prize.


#13. Baby Code-Name Tag

Image: Instagram

  • Cost: ~$10 (name tags and pens) 
  • Fun: ★★★★ 
  • Size: large and small  

This baby shower game is hilarious when you hear guests say things like, “Hey Diaper Rash, how are the kids?” To make this baby shower game an extra unique experience, provide a list of funny names and print them out to give them some inspiration — you just need some markers and name tags.


6️⃣ 3 Crafty Baby Shower Games

#1. Bib Decorating

  • Cost: ~$10 (depending on material) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (can be fun for close friends)
  • Size: small  

This game gets people to work on something together. Prepare some plain bibs and fabric markers by setting up a decorating station before the party. Have guests draw, add quotes, and sign them for the baby will use later on.


#2. Baby’s First Book

  • Cost: ~$10 (depending on material) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (can be fun for close friends)
  • Size: small  

Another game that makes people work together. Great for crafty friends. Give each guest a white paper and ask them to choose one alphabet and design it. Collect 26 of them together to make the baby’s first book.


#3. Art for the Nursery

  • Cost: ~$10 (depending on material) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (can be fun for close friends)
  • Size: small  

Set up a decorating station with canvases, water paint, acrylic paint, and markers. Then have your guests create personal, funny, and cute artwork for the nursery.


7️⃣ 8 Best Classic Baby Shower Games

#1. Who Knows Mommy/Daddy Best

  • Cost: ~$5 (if you buy from Amazon
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

This game helps your guests get to know the mom and dad to be better. Simply give everyone pens and paper with the questions printed and let them guess the answers. For the really busy couples, you can simply buy this game from Amazon or Etsy. 


#2. Baby Bingo

  • Cost: ~$5 (if you buy from Amazon
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

You can create your own for a more personalized fun baby shower game. Don’t have time to prepare a baby bingo? Grab these here with premade baby related items. Simply give your baby shower guests a sheet of paper and ask them to write their best answers.  

The paper with the most correct answers wins. 


#3. Best Wishes for the baby/mother/father/family

  • Cost: ~$5 (if you decide to buy) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

This is a classic baby shower game. Great to keep something full of love like this in the house. For something nice and designed, you might want to get Baby Wishes Paper Signs (Amazon) or Best Wishes for Parents to Be (Esty). Hand them out and get guests to write their best wishes.


#4. Ice Cube Game – My Water Broke! 

  • Cost: ~$5 (if you decide to buy) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

To prepare, simply put a plastic baby toy into one ice cube. When it’s time to play, give the ice cubes to your guests. Whoever melts theirs the fastest says “My water broke!” and wins. 


#5. Mommy Belly Measuring Game

  • Cost: FREE (use what you have) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

Gif: YouTube

Make this game even more fun by measuring unexpected things — for example, how many rubber ducks, squares of toilet paper, or one dollar bills will it take to cover your belly? Or, if you prefer something classier, you can use ribbons or yarn. Whoever guesses the closest wins! 


#6. Diaper Messages

Image: HubPages

  • Cost: $20 (if you need to buy them) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: large and small  

Less of a game. Similar to the Best Wishes to mom or dad or baby. You can make it a game to see which guest of yours can craft the funniest message on a diaper. 


#7. Celebrity Mom Guessing Game

  • Cost: FREE (all you need is to print some pictures) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

Play this with a group and designate one person to guess with their back facing the picture of a famous mom. Everyone else takes turns telling them one thing about the celebrity mama. Whoever can get the guesser to the answer fastest wins!


#8. Guess the Celebrity Baby

  • Cost: $5-10 (you can get it delivered to you in 1-2 days) 
  • Fun: ★★★ (classic but less active)
  • Size: small  

This is great for those who are running a little low on time. Simply get it from Amazon. Hand your guests pictures of different famous babies and see who can come up with the most correct answers. To make it easier for yourself, get the printable version and have it shipped.


8️⃣ 25 Off-the-shelf Baby Shower Games

If you are running out of time this list is great for you. Following is a list of the best baby shower game ideas for last-minute preparation. The links will take you to the product page. 

  1. Mom/Dad/Parents Guess Who [Amazon/Etsy]
  2. Butts or Boobs? [Amazon]
  3. 50 True or False Oh Baby Trivia Game [Amazon]
  4. Beer Belly or Pregnant Baby Bump [Amazon]
  5. Find the Guest [Ebay]
  6. What’s on Your Phone? [Walmart]
  7. Labor or Love Funny Baby Shower Game [Etsy]
  8. Horror or Labor Funny Baby Shower Game [Etsy]
  9. Boy or Girl Funny Baby Shower Game [Etsy]
  10. Pin the Pacifier [Amazon]
  11. Guess the Baby Food [Amazon]
  12. Guess the Baby Animal [Etsy]
  13. Baby Prediction Cards [Amazon]
  14. Over or Under [Etsy]
  15. Emoji Baby Pictionary [Amazon]
  16. What’s in Your Purse? [Etsy]
  17. The Price is Right [Amazon]
  18. A to Z Baby Items [Amazon]
  19. Baby Shower Bingo [Michaels]
  20. Advice for the Mommy-to-Be [Etsy]
  21. Baby Word Scramble [Amazon]
  22. Old Wives’ Tale [Etsy]
  23. Baby Name Race [Etsy]
  24. Lucky Draw – Baby Shower Scratch Off Game [Amazon]
  25. Disney Baby Shower Games [Etsy]

9️⃣ A Few Variations for Crazy Fun Baby Shower Game Ideas 

Crazy Candy Bar Variations

Gif: The Office

A normal candy bar game would have the guests try to figure out how many candies are in a candy bar. Well, if you have seen the Office, then you can try the crazy fun version. 

You can start with guessing how many m&ms someone (fun) can put in his mouth. 

The second variation is to see whoever gets the most m&ms in wins. 

A really wild idea. 

Final Thoughts

There you have it – 87 + 1 unique baby shower ideas that are fun and mostly free! 

Every baby shower is unique, so don’t worry too much about following the instructions. At the end of the day, just remember that there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate — baby showers are meant to be about friends, family, and blessings!


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