im looking for babyshower ideas

Stacey - posted on 04/08/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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- from games to decor. it want to make the mommy-to-be feel super special rather than embarrassed. ;)

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Janelle - posted on 06/05/2011

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For my sister's shower, we played the "name the baby" game. I had the family get me baby pictures before the shower and I placed them on a poster board and had everyone guess who the babys were on the board. Even to great grandmas and great grandpas, then after the shower I made a book for the baby from the pictures (copies). It was great fun for all of us involved! We did the measure the belly on me, but I HATED that game because I didn't like to be touched while I was pregnant with my son! They also had a pinata for the kids at my shower. Had a firetruck theme (husband is a firefighter) and the shower was at the firestation. If you do a diaper cake, offer to disassemble it for mommy to be, because the ribbons or bands on the diapers can be difficult to undo at 3 am for diaper changes. Another friend had guests write messages on diapers for the parents to read during diaper changes. Advise slips for everyone to fill out is fun too.

Safia - posted on 04/08/2009

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I think Sarah Graham covered all games i ever played hahaha ok for my baby shower i knew i was having a boy but i didn't want the typical colors... so y sister came up with Lemon N Lime theme... Green & yellow, and deccorated vases with lemons and limes. The party favors were  personalized lemonade packets with a whisk, it was really cute! A fun party for ME before the baby hahahah

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009

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I had Three different showers for my first baby. My theme was Classic winnie the pooh and my favorite thing was having a winnie the pooh themed stuffed animal on each table with the balloon tied to them, it really made the tables look great:) And another fun thing was Baby bingo, it is like regular bingo except that it has names like diaper and bottle instead of numbers.

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009

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Here are some suggestions : 1) Guess Mom's Tummy Size: (Materials- String or yarn and scissors) Have each woman pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the Mother-To-Be's center of her pregnant tummy. After everyone cuts their string, compare the results to the Mommy-To-Be's actual tummy. Give a prize to the woman who is the most close! This is a baby shower favorite.

2) Never say "Baby": (Materials- baby safety pins or another type of baby object you can place on a string for each woman at the party as well as string or yarn, enough for each woman to wear as a necklace). Have each woman place the necklace with the baby safety pins around her neck when she gets to the party. The rules for this baby shower game are given out at the beginning of the baby shower that whenever someone says the word "baby" during the shower, any woman who calls it out gets a pin from the other woman who stated the word. At the end of the baby shower, the woman with the most pins wins a prize.

3) How Many Baby Items Can You Name: (Materials- pad of paper and pen for each woman). Have each woman write down as many baby products as they can name (bottle, blanket, pacifier, etc) within 5 minutes. Sure it is easy at the beginning, but towards the last few minutes, the women will start racking their brains for more :) Give a prize to the woman who gets the most baby products named!

4) Who Can Make The Mother-To-Be's Baby: (Materials - Baby magazines, Scissors, Glue, Paper). Have the women group up into teams of 3 and give each 3 baby magazines. Have them cut out pieces of different baby qualities and put together a picture of what they think the Mother-To-Be's baby will look like. Have the Mother-To-Be pick which baby would possibly look like hers the best! Give prizes to the winning team! One of the top baby shower games!

5) Guess The Gerber's: (Materials - Gerber's infant food, pads of paper and pens). Take the labels off of the baby food jars and have the women at the baby shower guess the food (carrots, peas, sweet potato). Most fun to play up to 10 jars of different kinds of foods. If there is a tie, blindfold the women and have them taste one of the jars and guess the right flavor to win their prize.

6) Guess How Many Safety Pins: (Materials- Safety Pins and Jar). Pass around a jar full of baby safety pins. The one who guesses the closest wins a baby shower prize. A baby shower game favorite!

One of our visitors, Lynn, stated that she filled a clear plastic container (about 50 qt size with disposable diapers) all the same size (size 1) and had people guess how many diapers were in the container. Of course, container and contents go to mom since, as we all know, you can never have enough diapers. This baby shower game is very functional for the mommy-to-be!

You can also add cute clothes pins by getting a few packs and using them for the baby shower game, then spreading them around the tables as decorations!

7) How Well Do You Know Mommy-To-Be: (Materials- Pre-Printed Form and pen for each woman). Have each women guess what features she wants most on the baby from either her or her husband (Daddy-To-Be). An example of this idea is found below:

Attribute Mommy Daddy
Eyes X
Ears X
Nose X
Legs X
Hair X
Smile X
Intelligence X
Humor X
Other X

Select 25 attributes and ask everyone to fill in the form from what each woman feels the "mommy-to-be's" point of view" will be. After everyone checks off the list, have the mommy-to-be state her preference. The one with the most correct match to the Mommy-To-Be wins a prize. This is a great baby shower game!

8) Place The Baby On The Mommy: (Materials- Cutouts of a baby with tape and blindfold). Another one of our favorite baby shower games is the baby shower version of Pin The Tail on the Donkey. Blindfold each participant and then give them a paper baby to then approach the mom and place the baby as close to the tummy as possible. The one who gets closest to placing the paper baby on the pregnant tummy wins.

9) Bottle Races: (Materials- Baby bottles with Milk or alternate drink). Have each participant take a bottle filled with a liquid and suck the bottle as a baby would. The woman who drinks the most in an alloted time wins the baby shower gift. This baby shower game gets everyone laughing!

10) Baby Bingo: (Materials- Pens, Pre-Printed Bingo cards that use the numbers of how many people attend the baby shower) Prior to opening the baby shower gifts, number each gift on the box starting with one. If you know that 15 people will be attending your shower, pre-print bingo cards with numbers 1 through 15 and randomly place them on 15 cards. When the mommy-to-be's decides to open the presents, she grabs the present she wants to open and reads the number out loud. As soon as someone receives bingo, they win the baby shower game and the baby shower prize.

11) "B" is for Baby: (Materials paper and pens passed out to all the women). Each woman is told to write the babies Mom-To-Be and Father-To-Be's name on a paper going vertically down the page. Next to each letter of both names, create a word that is baby related or things that kids like. An example of using the names Kim and Dan:

K= kite D=drool
I= ice cream A=alphabet
M= mother N=nap

The one who guesses the most words that are the same as the mother-to-be wins a prize.

12) Guess the baby item: (Materials- any baby products and blindfold). A bag of baby items are placed in front of the mother-to-be for her to take one item out at a time blindfolded and tell her baby shower guests what item she has in her hands. This is really fun baby shower game when you choose some crazy baby toys or products.

13) Finish the Baby Rhyme: (Materials- baby rhyme game or a book containing the rhymes). Have the host read out loud a part of the rhyme to be finished by the other women. Let's see how many Baby Shower Guests can finish the following Rhymes we have all grown up with:

1) Mary had a little lamb, it's _____________ was white as snow.

2) Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any _____________?

3) Mary, Mary, quite _____________, how does your garden grow?

4) Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, and how do you think ____________ _____________ ____________?

5) Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, _________________ ________________!

6) Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner, eating his ______________ pie;

7) Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, eating her ________________ and _______________.

8) Peter Piper picked a peck of ____________ _____________.

9) One, two, buckle my shoe, three four, _____________ at the door.

10) Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater, had a wife but couldn't ____________ her.

11) Old Mother Hubbard, went to the _______________.

12) There was an old woman, who lived in a _______________.

13) Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no ___________.

14) Hey diddle, diddle, the ____________ and the fiddle.

15) Rock-a-bye baby, on the __________________.

Here are the answers below to the questions. It is great to give the winner a baby shower small gift for participating. Read the answers that people have put out loud since you will have some funny ones.


1) fleece 2) wool 3) contrary 4) they got there 5) Baker's man
6) Christmas 7) curds, whey 8) pickled peppers 9) knock 10) keep
11) cupboard 12) shoe 13) lean 14) cat 15) treetop

To print out this game, turn on your printer, click here, when the checklist comes up, click the "File --> Print Option" in your browser).

14) Guess the baby pictures: Ask for everyone's pictures prior to the baby shower. Have all the pictures in a collage and make lines for people to fill in who they think the babies are out of the girls at the baby shower. If most women don't know each other, just have the pictures of the mother, mother-in-law, sisters, and mommy-to-be. See how many people guess right. You can make copies of the baby picture collage to see how many can guess right!

15) Baby Scrambler: Another fun baby shower game is to choose around 25 baby related items and scramble the spelling. For instance, pacifier can be changed to reiifpca. Have the women unscramble the words. The one who gets the most right in 5 min receives a baby shower prize.

16) Baby Song List: (Materials - pad of paper and pen for each woman). Have each woman write down in 5 minutes all the songs that have baby in their titles (i.e., baby love, santa baby, one for my baby). You can make it harder by stating that you have to name who also wrote the songs! A baby shower favorite!

17) Pass the Dirty Diaper: (Materials- diaper, chocolate, music player). One of our "dirtiest" baby shower games is for the host to take a diaper that has been "fixed" with warm chocolate in the right place and have the woman pass it to the woman next to them (make sure everyone is in a circle). When the host stops the music, whomever is holding the diaper is out of the game. a baby shower favorite!

18) Place the pacifier in the babies mouth: (Materials- blindfold, create a baby picture and a few pacifier drawnings with one for each woman). Tape a picture or drawing of a baby on the wall and have the blindfolded women try to tape the pacifier as close to the mouth of the baby as possible (The baby shower version of Pin The Tail on the Donkey).

19) Blindfold Diapering: (Materials- blindfold, baby lifesize doll(s), diapers). One of the funniest baby shower games is for the women break into teams (up to five persons per team). Each team has a doll, blindfold and diapers. The object is for each participant to place the blindfold on, take the current diaper off the doll and place the new one on while blindfolded. After the first person finshes diapering, they run to the next team-mate who places the blindfold on and has to do the same. The first team to finish diapering wins!

20) Baby Tic-Tac-Toe: (Materials- Large paper or erasable board to make the tic-tac-toe board, writing utensil, and baby facts). People are broken up in teams and have to answer a question about a baby fact. If they get the answer right, they get to choose a space (like the classic tic-tac-toe game).

Hope this helps ; )

Melissa - posted on 04/08/2009

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I went to a shower recently where the put juice in baby bottles and we had to all drink and see who could finish there's first. They did different groups with the winner of each facing off. Lots of fun, espically to watch.

Rebecca - posted on 04/08/2009

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At my shower the most popular game was spit the dummy. We had a heap of cheap dummies and got everyone to line up, take turns and see who could spit them the furthest! The winner got a prize.

Katie - posted on 04/08/2009

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My sister-in-law had a candy-themed shower. It was cute. The center pieces on the table were candy-filled tubes. They were also the favors. They had desserts at the food and different themed gift baskets as game and door prizes. The only thing I would have liked was to have snacks other than sugary desserts because I was pregnant at the time too and had gestational diabetes, so I couldn't eat any of the food. Try Googling "baby shower themes." You should get a bunch of sites with tons of ideas for themes and games, etc.

Amanda - posted on 04/08/2009

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You could get a few diapers and melt some candy bars in them and have people guess what candy bar it is. You can take different baby food jars take the labels of number the jars and have people figure out whats what some require tasting. One that's popular among my friends is buying however many baby items u want to putting them in a basket or tray. Giving people a few minutes to look it over and then having them right down what they remember. Baby Bingo is another one people can right down what they think the mommy to be is getting and mark them off as the mommy opens her gifts.

Laurie - posted on 04/08/2009

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If you have an IParty store in your area go there.....they have tons of stuff for baby showers including games.  :)

Shandy - posted on 04/08/2009

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The guests at my diaper party had a blast with this game, You have a line of ppl and they each have a pen in their mouth. You take a nuk paci and place it on the pen and you have to pass it to the person next to you without touching it. If you touch it or drop it your out. I'll try to send a pic to you.

Camille - posted on 04/08/2009

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A fun thing we did at my shower was to have a bunch of different sized onesies (plain white) layed out with puff paint, glitter, markers, etc and had each guest design one for the baby.  This way the baby has a personilized gift from everyone Mommy loves. Then everyone voted on the best (in my case, funniest) one and the guest who designed it won a prize. If you have alot of people coming you could put them in teams of two or more to design and cut down on how many you will have to buy.Baby bingo is pretty standard for showers. As for Mommy she will feel special just being surrounded by all of her family and friends. If you are throwing the shower you can buy her a special gift just for her.. My mother in law bought me a gift certificate to get a massage and also to get my hair done after the baby was born. Let me tell you, that was the best gift! It gave me such a pick me up when I was feeling like the ugly duckling after I had my son! It was also very relaxing. Hope this helps! Good luck.

Laurie - posted on 04/08/2009

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If you have an IParty store in your area go there.....they have tons of stuff for baby showers including games.  :)

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