View Full Version : OT - Fun Baby Shower Games!!
04-25-2001, 08:48 AM
With all of the pregnant cooks on this board, I thought there might me a wealth of information about good baby shower games.
I am co-hosting a baby shower for my daughter's teacher and am in charge of games. I would appreciate any input on fun games you have played at showers. I am especially interested in some that would appeal to 12 year olds since sixty of them (boys and girls) are "giving" the shower.
The best one I know of is the baby food jar one.
I too am throwing a baby shower for one of my best friends. The three games we're going to play are what's in your purse, can you guess whose baby picture this is and can you guess how big the mom's tummy is. The purse game wouldn't go too well with the 12 year olds but guessing how big the tummy is could be fun. The picture guessing game would probably be okay too though it might be easier for them to guess since they're not that old! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/biggrin.gif I actually found the picture guessing game on the web. There were quite a few games listed. I don't remember the exact site but if you were to do a search for baby showers you'd find plenty of links to choose from. For the purse game, you make a list of items that may or may not be in someones purse. It's amazing some of the things we carry in our purses. Especially, mom's of toddlers! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif Anyway, there's a few for you. Maybe one of them will work?
04-25-2001, 09:00 AM
At the last shower i hosted, we asked people to bring their own baby pictures and everyone had to guess who was who. We had a great time.
Funny story: it was a co-ed shower and several people thought the picture of my husband was a picture of me http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif It is a darling photo--he is a newborn and is curled up and sleeping on his dad's chest.
04-25-2001, 09:08 AM
Here's a fun one that we did at my shower - a baby food "taste test". The hostesses took eight different kinds of baby food and put them in dixie cups labeled A, B, C, D, etc. Then they came around the room with a tray full of cup A - we each took one, tasted it, and wrote down what our guess was. Then they came around with cup B, we guessed that, and so on. We ended up with a tie, so they even had a tie-breaker cup (which apparently wasn't very tasty at all!). It was a lot of fun, and I think a room full of 12-year-olds could really put an "interesting" perspective on it!
SusanD, what a fun idea!! I agree that it would be interesting to do that with a group of preteens!! Hmm, maybe I'll add that to the games I'm going to do. We'll see...
04-25-2001, 09:31 AM
We also did the baby food taste test for a couple's shower. We gave people the option of smelling instead of tasting. It was a riot!
I have a recipe for carrot bars that calls for a jar of baby food carrots if you want a food to go with the activity.
Another activity could be to hold up various items related to baby care and have them guess what each is used for. I've seen that done with cooking equipment at bridal showers.
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04-25-2001, 09:55 AM
Here's a link with lots of info/ideas on baby shower games:
I like the celebrity Mom and baby match up. In one column you have a list of celebrity moms and in the other column you have baby names (Ex. Madonna, Rocco and Lourdes) and whoever matches up the most correctly wins.
whatever you do, please don't take the wrapping paper and ribbon from the gifts and make it into a 'hat' for the mommy-to-be! http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
04-25-2001, 10:40 AM
marisa, I second that request! No bow hats!! Pregnant women are self conscious enough!
We didn't play any games at my baby shower. We're more of an eating and socializing bunch. I did play some games at other baby showers, though. We did the guess the baby food game. We had one game where someone asked questions about the mother to be such as: what is the nursery theme? What names have they picked out? or anything else specific to the couple. Whoever got the most answers right would get a prize. There was another game where each guest got a question and had to write an answer to the question on a peice of paper. Then you'd pass your answer to the person sitting next to you. Each person would have to read off their original question and then the answer that was given to them. Some of them were pretty funny, but you have to put some thought into the questions!
There were a couple of others that I wish I could remember. One of them involved each guest getting a paper diaper and it'd be wet or dirty or both, but I can't remember what the object was. It was amusing considering we had a few guys at the shower.
04-25-2001, 12:48 PM
Here's a game that might appeal to 12-year-olds. Or maybe they would think it was stupid???? I'm not familiar with this age and whether or not things just aren't "cool" at this stage or not!!
Anyway, each person tries to diaper a teddy bear blindfolded! It's pretty hilarious - even for experienced moms! The person to do it in the fastest time wins.
04-25-2001, 12:59 PM
What about having everybody list as many song titles as they can think of with either a boy's or girl's name in it (in a set time). The winner can either be the person who gets the most, or the person who gets the most songs that no one else though of (if you have 60 kids doing it this way could get a little cumbersome). Since most pre-teens are into music, this might be fun for them.
04-25-2001, 01:26 PM
One of the baby shower games that goes over well and has everyone screaming with laughter is the "poopy diaper game". It's right up a kid's alley.
Take 5 diapers and 5 different candy bars. Unwrap and distribute a different candy bar in the bottom of each diaper. Melt each diaper in microwave for about 30 seconds. Number the diapers 1-5. Have sheets/pens for guests to guess which candy bar is in each diaper. You will have a lot of winners,
I usually give small snack size candy bars as prizes. Great photo opps on this game too, everyone sniffing, but not able to taste.
The last shower I threw was Asian themed. I made fortune cookies and inserted baby themed fortunes on blue ribbon inside. I had a thai salad, hoisin wings, mini egg rolls, a ginger/lemon based punch.
There's a wealth of information at allaboutshowers.com http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
04-25-2001, 02:25 PM
I'm with Jessica and hka about the baby photo guess game. It really is a lot of fun and doesn't really take any extra effort on your part. One that I haven't seen yet is the baby bottle contest. You buy a bunch of baby bottles and fill them with water or soda (at my shower the men's bottles had beer in them, but hey, it kept the guys entertained) and have a race to see who can finish their bottle first. It is really fun, fast and a great photo op. Plus you can give the mommy all the bottles after the game.
The other one we did at my shower was the diaper the baby contest. You get a baby doll or teddy bear and have contestants race each other to diaper the baby. You time everyone and see who can do it the fastest.
For what it's worth, I would recommend skipping the guess how big the pregnant lady's tummy is. One of my girlfriends wanted to do it at my shower and it was kinda humiliating to have all these people measuring out string to huge proportions right in front of me. When you are big and pregnant you already feel bad enough about your appearance, you don't need people trying to guestimate exactly how big you are.
At a baby shower for a coworker, we played "baby pictionary". We picked a bunch of words and phrases that have to do with babies, then got two of those large easels with paper, split the group into two and went at it! It was so much fun - everyone yelling out answers and getting really into it. This can be fairly raunchy if you're doing it for adults (we had "breast pump" - try drawing that!!) but you could always pick phrases more appropriate for kids. I highly recommend this as a way to get everyone going!
04-26-2001, 12:00 AM
Hi all. New to this board and have been enjoying reading past posts and look forward to being an active member. I just hosted a baby shower this weekend and it was a blast. One of the more unusual games was to give all attendees 3 pieces of UNCHEWED bubblicious. They rolled pinched and sculpted babies from this. Amazing resuluts and too funny. We also dressed a doll while blindfolded and wearing mittens.
04-27-2001, 07:36 AM
Now that the bulletin board is up again, I just wanted to thank you all for the great game suggestions. There are so many good ones to choose from! I will be printing out this entire post for future reference...will have to start a baby shower file.
08-06-2003, 06:50 AM
Did you see that poopy diaper game....I am still laughing about that and wondering what some of the real dignified older 'church' ladies would think about that one. It would be worth it just to see the expression on one of their faces as we stick that diaper under their nose and say "WHAT'S THIS?
Now, don't get me wrong....I am a church lady....But I am of the undignified, haven't got there, yet, variety.:D
08-06-2003, 07:46 AM
One I did at a shower that had a range of ages (from 10 years old to the grandmother) was getting a list of animals and having everyone guess what the baby is called. Examples are horse-pony, whale-calf, sheep-lamb, kangaroo-joey. The kids beat the adults!
08-06-2003, 03:54 PM
I've played the one where everyone gets a diaper pin when they come in the door that they have to pin on themselves. If someone catches you saying the word "baby," they get to take your pin. If you have several pins and get caught, the person who caught you saying "baby" gets all of your pins. The one who has the most pins at the end, wins.
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