Every baby shower has to have games, whether silly, fun, thoughtful or trivia related games seem to be expected. Here are tips for choosing various baby shower games.
Once an overall baby shower theme has been selected, it’s time to start thinking about ways to incorporate games! There are different types of baby shower games to think about for a baby shower:
- Icebreakers – To help introduce strangers, get people relaxed and laughing, or set the tone for the party use short icebreakers that get people interacting.
- Trivia Games – These baby shower games are great for testing baby knowledge or knowledge of the mother-to-be and can create a competitive feeling while still being fun and festive.
- Party-Long Games – Some baby shower games are designed to last through the entire party, keeping guests in the party mood throughout the whole baby celebration event.
Icebreaker Games to Get to Know Baby Shower Attendees
Icebreaker games should be included in a baby shower to allow guests a chance to get to know each other. This can mean having them split into groups, pair by birthday or other arbitrary thing and accomplish a task together, or something more fun and random.
One interesting concept is giving everyone a name tag with an animal or character on it, and they have to find their matching person. For example “Hen” goes with “Rooster” or “Mickey” goes with “Minnie.” Another fun way is to use the unique names of baby animals for one set of the pair, so “Hen” matches to “Chick” and “Cow” goes to “Calf”.
Trivia Games for Baby Shower Competition
A fun way to encourage participation in baby shower games is through team or individual trivia games. Have guests try to “name that tune” by playing short clips of nursery rhyme and lullaby songs. Or have a fill-in-the-blank worksheet with nursery rhyme poems that have main words from each line missing.
Another fun spin on the trivia baby shower game idea is to list some true or false facts about the mother-to-be. In all of these baby shower games, the winner or winning team might receive a special door prize or goody bag.
Long-Lasting Baby Shower Games
Sometimes, you can draw out the fun and keep baby shower guests involved throughout the entire party, by planning a game that lasts through the whole celebration! A well-known example of this is to give each guest 5 clothes pins (or large diaper pins), and then whenever someone says the magic word (maybe “belly” or “baby”) someone can take a pin from them. At the end of the party, whomever has the most diaper pins is the winner!
Whatever type of baby shower games you decide to use, think about how to match them with the theme of the baby shower. So, if it’s Noah’s Ark themed, use animal baby shower games and trivia questions. Be creative, and let your guests have fun!