Hosting a baby shower isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be difficult either. One of the toughest parts of planning a shower is planning for the games. You have to choose the games you want to play, plus account for prizes, set up, and timing of them. You want the games to be fun and enjoyable, but you also don’t want to overload on them.We have put together a list of baby shower games that are easy and fun for the guests, and they don’t take too much time or work from you.
Baby Shower Games that are Easy
Some of the easiest baby shower games to play are ones that don’t actually require an organized “everybody sit down now, we’re going to play games” layout. It can get especially difficult to play those types of games if there are a lot of people in attendance. The more people there are, the harder it is to get everyone to be quiet and cooperate. If you have a large guest list, you may want to consider setting up stations of games throughout the room, and then sprinkle in one or two organized printable games, such as “What’s in Mommy’s Purse” or “The Price is Right”. (You can print those right here, along with some other printable games you may like : Printable baby shower games for the perfect shower)
Dirty Diaper Game – This game is easy to set up, and it’s extremely easy to play. Set up a table with 6-8 diapers. You can decorate the table to make it more festive. Inside each diaper, either melt a candy bar or use baby food to make a mess in each of the diapers. Have the guests take a guess at what made the mess in each diaper. The person with the most correct guesses is the winner. If you want an even easier way to play this game, just make a mess in one diaper, and instead of setting the diapers up on a table, pass out diapers to each guest. The winner is the person with the dirty diaper.
The Rice Game – Sticking with the game stations idea, the Rice Game is exceptionally easy to set up. All you need is a bowl of uncooked rice, a blindfold and package of small safety pins. Mix the safety pins in with the uncooked rice. Blindfold and time each guest to see how many safety pins they can recover from the bowl of rice. The game itself is easy to set up, but actually playing it isn’t as easy as it looks! 30 seconds is a good time limit for each guest, so the game doesn’t take forever. If you do game stations, split up the guests into groups so only a few people are at each station at a time.
Lucky Duck – You want easy? This is one of the easiest games you could possibly play. Buy some rubber ducks (dollar store) and number the bottom of the ducks starting with 1. Set up a large bowl of water with the numbered ducks inside. Have each guest pick one when they arrive to the shower. When you are ready to play, draw a number. The person who has the duck with that number is the winner.
The Clothes Pin Game – Another very easy game to play is the Clothes Pin game. Buy some small colored plastic clothes pins (or you could get the traditional wooden pins and decorate them). Hand them out to each guest as they arrive. Pick a word that you want to make “the word” (most people use the word baby). The rule is easy – you can’t say baby. If anyone hears someone else say the word baby, the person who said it must give up their clothes pin to the person who said it. At the end of the shower, the person with the most clothes pins is the winner.
Baby Shower Gift Bingo – This is a fabulous game to play at baby showers because it really makes the gift opening portion a lot more enjoyable for the guests. Each guests gets a bingo card. When the mom to be opens a present that is on their bingo card, the guest covers up the square with that item. For example, if the gift is a pacifier, each guest must look at their bingo card and cover up the word pacifier. This continues on until someone covers up every square on their bingo card and yells “baby bingo!” The game starts over and continues until all the gifts have been opened. (Here you can print the gift bingo cards for free.)
Other Tips for Playing Baby Shower Games
- Don’t forget the prizes. They don’t have to be spectacular or expensive. Just something small that the winner would appreciate. A good idea when it comes to prizes it try to match the prize with the game. For example, if you play the dirty diaper game, the prize could be a candy bar.
- Make sure you have a plan for the games. Be organized. Limit the time spent for each game so as to keep the shower going and to eliminate the guests from getting bored.
- Between 6-8 games is a good number to have for a baby shower.
- A good mixture of printable games and non printable is always fun. It changes it up for the flow of the shower, which is always a good thing. Door prize games are also easy and fun.
- When choosing the games to play, make sure you account for the size of the guest list.
- Always plan for tie breakers. You never know what could happen with each game, so make sure you have a plan. There is nothing wrong with giving out two prizes for the game if needed.
No matter what games you decide to play, the most important thing to remember is the mom to be. This is her day and everyone is there to celebrate with her. As long as she has fun, then you’ve been successful!
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Happy Baby Showering!
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