Free Shower Games and Ideas!
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Games are lots of fun and especially good to play if guests do not know each each other well. Typically, three to five games are played at a shower, depending on how much time each activity takes. The winner of each game is usually given a small gift from the hostess as a prize. Basic tips and hints:
Free Presidential Welcome to New Baby! (Give the gift from the United States - quite special)
Calculate Your Due Date!
This is a fun little calculator which will tell you how far along you are, and when your due date is!!
Baby Shower Gift Registry Ideas - compliments of The Shower Diva Where Fun Reigns!™
Don't Cry Mommy!
Object of the game: To acquire as many pins from other guests and win the doorprize.
How to play: Each guest is handed a diaper or clothes pin when they arrive. Have each guest listen for others to say the mommy's name. The guest who catches another saying the mommy's name is allowed to take the pin (or as many pins as she is wearing) away from the person who said the mommy's name.
Avoid pin holes in your clothes by wearing our cute translucent pacifiers with quality satin string - available now at BabyBingo.com - you can specify the colors (blue, pink, or white string -- blue, pink, yellow or clear plastic pacifiers -- or an assortment of all colors!)
Assign one person "Story-Teller" and give her a notepad and pen so that she may write down words or phrases throughout the shower of what she hears being said by everyone. There will be quite a few! Make sure she keeps a keen ear out especially for expressive and descriptive words, for these work best and make a colorful story. Toward the end of the shower, have your Story-Teller create a short story (a decent-sized paragraph or two) using the words that she wrote down. This, of course, will be a baby-themed story about what the parents are about to go through and experience, for example. (I had gone to a wedding shower and this same idea was used as a marriage-themed story and every guest was in hysterics!) -Thank you to Heather Begin of Athens, Maine for Submitting this wonderful idea!
Give each guest a piece of gum and have them chew it but don't tell them what it's for. After about 5 minutes you tell them to take out their gum and form a baby with it. After they are done creating their baby, place it on a paper plate and wirte the name of the creator of the gum baby. The mommy then picks the one she likes the best. -Submitted by Isela Bonada-Stanik, Los Angeles, CA.
Glue tiny plastic babies onto stir sticks for a great shower accessory! (Can also be used as a topper on brownies; just be sure your guests don't eat the babies!) Tiny babies available at babybingo.com -Submitted by Marie Santelices
Who's That Beautiful
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When mailing the invitations, enclose a request to have each guest bring their baby picture to the party. At the beginning of the party, you slip into another room and put each photo into a ziplock baggie with a number showing on the back. Bring out the photos on a bulletin board tacked up using the edges of the baggie and have each guest guess who belongs to which picture. It's so much fun! The one who guesses the most wins. It's a nice ice breaker - so do this game early on.
Pin the Pacifier
on the Baby!
(A new twist to "pin the tail on the donkey.") Find a baby picture, hopefully one crawling, and blow up to poster size (at least 11 x 17) and print one copy. Find an image of a pacifier and xerox it onto some paper or card stock. Blindfold your guests one at a time, twirl them around and point them in the general direction of the wall where the baby poster is pinned on. The second their hand touches the wall, they must pin the pacifier at that spot. It's hilarious! Take a picture after and send it to us! We'd love to share it with others on our website! If you'd like to save some hunting around, order our "Pin the Pacifier" Game from BabyBingo.com.
Upon arrival give your guests a clothespin to pin to themselves. Throughout the course of the shower anyone who sees someone crossing thier legs/feet gets to take that person's clothespin. At the end of the shower the person who has the most clothespins wins! -Submitted by Lori Reyna, email.
New Twist to "Don't cross your legs!" Instead of clothespins, make binkies. Glue one lifesaver, onto the top of another lifesaver/crisscross. Then on the bottom, glue a jelly bean. Loop a cord though the top life saver...and you have a binkie. Grab someone's binkie if they cross their legs. -Submitted by Robin Jacks, Yosemite
Another Twist to this game is to wear necklaces with pacifiers tied to it. Purchase the translucent plastic pacifiers and coordinating colored soft satin string from BabyBingo.com - you can specify the colors (blue, pink, or white string -- blue, pink, yellow or clear plastic pacifiers -- or an assortment of all colors!)
ABC Word Game - Give each guest a piece of paper and a pencil. On each piece of paper is a vertical list of the alphabet. Set the timer or clock for one minute. The object of the game is to come up with one baby-related word for each letter before the timer goes off. The person with the most creative baby-related words wins. Available free as our gift to thank you for visiting our website! Please let others know we want to help make showers fun and exciting! Download pdf now, compliments of BabyBingo.com.
You really have to have a sense of humor on this one. Take 3 to 5 candy bars and place one in each cloth diaper. Microwave each diaper for 30 seconds - or until the candy bar has melted. Have each guest take turns sniffing the diapers and guess what candy bar is inside. It's hilarious watching everyone sniff -- makes for an interesting game.
Before the shower, make diapers out of regular napkins. On one of the napkins, add a stain of mustard on the inside. Place several mints inside each "diaper" napkin. After each guest has finished their mints, a small gift is given to the winner who has the diaper with the poopy stain inside. -Submitted by Teresa Cruz, New Mexico
Ah yes, this one is fun! Have each guest cut off a piece of string that they think would match the size of mommy's tummy. After every guest has a piece of string the length they desire, have each take their turn placing it around the tummy of mommy. This can be hilarious as some guests' strings will be far too long and others wouldn't make it around the corner! The guest who comes closest to the tummy size wins. Rule: No guests can put the string around themselves or each other to make a guess.
An alternate to string would be to hand your guests toilet paper instead. -Alternate version submitted by Lulu, California
My Water Broke!
A day or two ahead of the party, place in the freezer small or medium sized plastic babies inside plastic cups filled with water. Have one cup for each guest. In the beginning of the party, give everyone a cup with their baby frozen in the ice. Guests are not allowed to touch the cube with their fingers, but are allowed to hold the glass. At some point during the party, the ice will melt and their baby will become freed - thus, their "water will have broke"... The first one whose water breaks is the winner. (You may freeze the tiny babies in an ice cube tray and place the ice cube in a cup if you prefer.)
Purchase tiny or medium sized plastic babies from BabyBingo.com and all you need to supply are the cups and water. CAN'T FIND CUTER TINY BABIES ANYWHERE ONLINE OTHER THAN HERE!
Purchase 2 of each of some common baby products, such as a rattle, diaper, pacifier, etc. and place each set in a separate bag. Pass the bag among your guests and give each 20 seconds to feel the items. Have them write down as many items as they can identify as soon as they pass the bag onto the next guest. The person who guesses the most items correctly wins! After the game is over, the mother-to-be will have those items in the bags!
Each shower guests gets a piece of paper placed on top of a card stock or paper plate. They put it on top of their head and they get 3-5 minutes to draw a baby. The winner is determined by the mom-to-be! -Submitted by Jennifer Sheeks
When the guests arrive, give each a clothespin to wear. Tell each guest that they can't say the word "BABY". If a guest catches someone saying "BABY", they may take the clothespin away from them. If, for example, a guest has 3 pins from previously taking them away from others and somone catches her saying "BABY" then that guest now gets to take all 3 of her pins. The person with the most clothespins at the end of the shower wins the game. -SUBMITTED BY Kelly Walker, Pennsylvania
Another Twist to this game is to wear necklaces with pacifiers tied to it. Purchase the translucent plastic pacifiers and coordinating colored soft satin string from BabyBingo.com - you can specify the colors (blue, pink, yellow (new!) or white string -- blue, pink, yellow or clear plastic pacifiers -- or an assortment of all colors!)
Use large pacifiers as napkin rings to decorate your placesetting. Available at BabyBingo.com -Submitted by Marie Santelices
Write down some common pregnancy terms and scramble them up. Example: ipaerd (diaper). Copy the list for as many guests that will be at the shower. The guest who unscrambles the most words correctly wins! Baby Word Scramble is available from BabyBingo.com
Name that Jar!
Peel the label off 7 to 10 different baby food jars and on the bottom write a number corresponding to the contents in the jar. Place the baby food jars on a tray and have each guest guess without tasting the food what the contents of each jar contain. They may sniff but they can not taste! The winner is the one who has guessed the most correct.
The Name Game - Have guests create a first and middle name for the unborn. Ask them to write their selected names down on a piece of paper. After each person has completed this, explain that they are to create words made up of letters in their chosen names. Use a timer and have the guests write down as many words as they can think of. When the time is up, your guests total up the number of words they have created and the one who has the most words wins. Example: Katherine Allison = hat, no, son, liason, heart, late, halt, salt, rate, etc.
Who am I?
A perfect way to start a shower. Prepare ahead of time by writing the name of a famous baby or famous parents on a 3x5 index card or piece of paper. (Example: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, or Charles Lindbergh, etc.) As each guest arrives pin one of the "tags" on her back without her knowing the "secret identity". The task is for the guest to find out who she is by asking others questions which can only be answered with a yes or no. This is a great way for guests to get mingling right away so they can learn who they are. First one to learn their identity is the winner. You may want to lengthen the game by offering 2nd and 3rd place prizes.
Baby Pictionary - This game is based upon the original Pictionary board game. Before the shower, place words relating to baby activites and items on small cards. (eg: Changing a diaper, giving birth, feeding time) At the shower, create teams and give each one a pad of paper and pencil. Let one member of the team see a card, then tell them to draw the word or phrase for their partners to guess. Use a timer or just play until someone guesses. When the time is up, the teams total up the number of words they have guessed correctly and the one who has the most wins a prize. Or, order your pre-designed deck of cards: "Baby Draw" from BabyBingo.com.
Pins and Rice
In a bowl, place rice and several tiny safety pins together. Blindfold each guest and have them place one hand in the bowl and try to retrieve as many pins as the can in the allotted time. This is harder than it seems! Count up the pins after the blindfold is off, place them back in the bowl and the next guest tries. The winner is the one who gathered up the most safety pins. -Submitted by Cynthia Jacobus.
FREE Blank Baby Bingo Card (pdf)
This game takes some time to prepare, but if you have the energy, it can be a lot of fun. For your convenience, and just for stopping by our site, you can download FOR FREE, A Blank Bingo Card! Or you can purchase pre-made full-color bingo cards from BabyBingo.com ... Each colorful set comes with 40 large cards with spaces for the new mommie's name and her due date, a master call sheet, 80 pre-perforated caller chips and instructions. Or you can have as many cards PERSONALIZED for the new mommy to be... - check it out!). Okay, so if you'd rather take the time, this is what you do: Draw out a card with 25 squares (the middle one should be a free square). You can use "BINGO" as the heading or "STORK" or "BABY!" or if the new baby has a 5 letter name, use their name across the top of each card. From your master list, randomly place baby items in each column on each card. Do not mix up the columns. The first person to get 5 in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) will call "BINGO" and win! (But, you really should check out the pre-packaged ready to go 40-card bingo set from babybingo.com! It's such a cute game!) Idea! Laminate your bingo cards to reuse for many showers. Go to your local copy store and ask them to individually laminate each card and caller chip. Use dry erase markers when playing BINGO and simply wipe clean and begin again! -Submitted by Connie Aguirre of Joliet, Illinois.
Have guests bring their favorite childhood book to the shower to begin baby’s first library! Each guest has the option to tell a meaningful tale about how the book played a role in their own lives. Have the host write down each story so baby will know just how precious each book is! May we suggest our adorable bookends to bring as a gift to the newborn?
Why not decorate our large pacifiers by wrapping the handles in 3mm blue pearls, accented with a blue bow, with white baby's breath and a small blue flower at the center of the bow? One of our customers created these for napkin rings. Most of the extra supplies she obtained from a local craft store. –Submitted by Kathi
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