If you’ve ever been to a baby shower, chances are you’ve played “guess how big the mom-to-be’s stomach is,” “don’t say ‘baby,’” or “guess which candy bar is in the diaper” (my personal least favorite!).
Finding original baby shower games that even game-averse guests might enjoy can be a challenge! Here are six games that you may not have heard of before that will give your baby shower a fun party vibe.
1. Headband Station
I love this idea! It gives your guests a chance to put their creativity to work, but it’s not intimidating to the non-crafty types (*raises hand*). It’s also a cute addition to the decor, and guests can work on the craft when they have a chance anytime during the shower. And of course, the mom-to-be gets a bunch of adorable headbands out of it!
2. Selfie Station
Source: Unique Melody Events & Design
Selfie stations aren’t just for wedding receptions—they can be a lot of fun at showers, too. You’ll need a sign, some cute props, a backdrop, and decent lighting. Since baby showers often take place during the day, try setting up your station across from a window for great natural lighting.
To commemorate the event, you can create your own hashtag (like in the example above), or print pictures to make into a keepsake photo book. I would’ve loved having a memento like that from my baby shower!
3. ABC Book
Creating a handmade alphabet book is another way for guests to create a personalized memento for Baby. (If your baby shower guest list is on the smaller side, you can create a counting book instead.)
To set this project up, provide pre-cut letters (or numbers) and materials for coloring, drawing, painting, etc. Don’t forget to have each guest sign her name!
4. Guess the Celebrity Kids
Put together a list of celebrity moms, and have fun competing to see which guest can name the most celebrity kids! (Source: BuzzFeed)
5. Guess Whose Baby Photo?
Have guests bring pictures of themselves when they were a baby. Mix all the photos together and take turns guessing who is who! (Source: BuzzFeed)
6. Emoji Pictionary
You can find a variety of adorably styled printable baby shower games on Etsy, and this one is sure to be popular: guess the children’s book title based on the emojis in each category. Offer a prize to the guest who gets the most answers right.
As you can see, baby shower games don’t have to be “been there, done that.” Use a few of these fresh ideas to make the shower you’re hosting more fun. Great prizes make everything better, too, and they don’t have to break the bank. Here are a few ideas:
- $5 gift cards (Starbucks, mani/pedi, Bath & Body Works, etc.)
- Succulents or other small indoor plants
- Candles (here’s a DIY mason jar candle you can make in 5 minutes)
- Coffee or tea