Classy baby shower games PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 December 2009 00:00

I have been to my fair share of baby showers to know that they are all the same.  The glowing mother-to-be opens presents and guests are required to play ridiculous games.  So.  When my pregnant friend asked me to plan her shower I vowed to make it classy and fun. I wanted her shower to be memorable. The theme of the shower was, "We are HAPPY HOUR girlfriend is having a baby!" And essentially it was a girl's night out with yummy Mexican food, tasty Sangria (juice for the pregnant ladies) and a couple of super fun baby shower games.


It was memorable as we all laughed out loud like we have not done so in years.  Many inside jokes were born that night. And this is how:


1. Baby shower name game
I asked each girlfriend to write down the mother's first name, the father's first name, and their last name. Underneath their names I instructed the guests to create a T column and write BOY on the right-hand side and GIRL on the left-hand side. The guests were than told to create as many baby names as they could using only the combined letters of the parent's names. As we shared the names we had created out loud we giggled and listened to hysterical stories of past boyfriends and situations.

2. Baby shower mad libs
As a former English teacher it should come to no surprise that at my best friend's baby shower we reviewed our parts of speech. And, It was hysterical. I asked each guest to fill out this "Adventure in Birthing" mad lib. When it came around to sharing the birthing story half of the guests were laughing so hard that tears had formed. This game was certainly the hit of the party!

3. Baby shower poem
The poem below, was perfect for an ice breaker. It required guests to interact with one another determining who was the natural blonde and who had the most kids. In the end, the guest who ended up with the box following the poem's directions, was the winner. We had a blast trying to figure out who wore the tightest top!  It was the most perfect icebreaker ever.  Seriously.  Everyone was comfy, after thinking outside the box, and forced to interact with one another.

  • What you need: one empty wrapped boxed to resemble a gift for each table and a gift (we used the flower centerpiece) to give to the winner at each table. You need one person (we used the mother-to-be) to read the following poem.
  • Instruct one guest, at each table, to hold the wrapped box and listen ....


I'm just a little box
looking to belong
so pass me to the girlfriend
whose hair is the most long.

You can not keep me
that I know for sure
I want to go to the hands
with a pretty pink manicure.

You have beautiful hands,
but don't hold me too tight
pass me once to your left
then three times to your right.

I like all this action
I like all the moves
Now pass me to the girlfriend
who has the biggest B00bs!

I know this game is a lot of fun
But eventually it must stop
But first pass me on to the girlfriend
who's wearing the tightest top!!

I'm not yours to keep
even though of me you're fond
I want to be in the arms
of  who ever is a natural blonde.

Hold me only for a short time
yes, that is what I mean
because now I want to be passed
to the girlfriend wearing the most green
(note - if no one is wearing green... go with the shower color)

This game's a real blast,
we're really having a ball
now pass me to a girlfriend
who is certainly the most tall.

When (MOMMY TO BE) and (DADDY TO BE) have their baby
they join the parent group
so pass me to the mom
who has the biggest troop!

The game must come to an end
I am so sorry to say
but first pass me to the person
whose birthday is closest to the due date (BABY DUE DATE)!

Hold me for a moment
then pass me to your right
then 3 times to the left
and 4 more to the right

Now I have nothing in me
so there's no need to open
when you leave today
the centerpiece is your token!

Our friends confessed that it was the best baby shower they have ever attended. There are simply no words for me to describe how much fun we had that night, getting to know each other and laughing together over silly jokes.  What games were memorable at the last baby shower you attended?
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2009 07:34


# Scary Mommy 2009-12-02 22:49
That sounds like so much more fun than any shower I have ever been to. By miles!
# Kellee 2009-12-03 00:40
I am of the opinion that a baby shower without games of any sort is the kind of shower in which I want to participate. hehe :)
# Jeni Hill Ertmer 2009-12-03 00:44
Loved your games -especially the one with the empty box. Will have to remember this post if ever I need to help with a baby shower -or if my daughter has a friend who is hosting a shower -or well, whatever, whoever. You get the drift.
# Kelly 2009-12-03 07:48
I don't like too many games either, but a cute one while mom-to-be opens gifts is Baby Bingo. (Until she opens yours, it really is quite boring to watch!) Give all guests an empty bingo board and before opening time, have them fill in types of gifts (bottles, stroller, diapers, etc). A sticker is placed on their board if she opens a gift they have written on their board. First one to get the row has "Baby Bingo!" Play as many times as you have small prizes! Thanks for the post, I'm planning an evening shower in Jan.
# Krystyn 2009-12-03 10:03
Those games definitely take the cake to so many other showers that I've been at. I will definitely remember this!
# The Daily Stroll 2009-12-03 10:24
Sounds like a fun baby shower! At the last one that I attended we had to "make a baby" out of a piece of bubble gum and then the mother-to-be chose the "best baby" Some people got very creative! :)
# Kelly K 2009-12-03 10:32
Thanks for those great tips! We are having a baby shower for my cousin in January and I'm going to volunteer to do those games!
# Denise 2009-12-03 12:24
I did the poem thing once; except we had a book at each table with the poem written on each page. When it was my turn it asked me to pass it to the person with the biggest boobs. To my dismay, I had to pass it to my landlord's mother!!! Fortunately, she had a good sense of humor. I hate, hate, hate baby showers and games, but I have to admit the poem thing was so much fun and it forced you to interact with strangers. Great idea!
# Someone Being Me 2009-12-03 12:57
I co-hosted a baby shower a few weeks ago and we had each guest decorate a scrapbook page and fill it with advice, stories, or memories for the mom to be and we put all the pages in an 8x8 scrapbook. She loved it. We also did a video of the dad to be and asked him baby questions and she had to guess what his answers would be. It was hilarious.
# Lauren 2009-12-03 14:08
That sounds like so much fun! Glad to know of some exciting games for future showers I may host. The showers I go to that have games are always the "guess the baby food" or "guess the candy bar in the diaper".
# lceel 2009-12-03 14:32
I have never been to a baby shower - not even ones where I was at fault. But then - I don't really belong there, right?
# Jennifer 2009-12-03 14:58
What? No poopy melted candy bar in the diaper game? Because THAT is soooooo classy.
# Jaina 2009-12-03 16:18
These are awesome games! I'm definitely starring this one for later. I always like the one where you have to reach into a bag to feel and try to list what baby stuff is in there...or the tray that is uncovered for a short time and then you have to write down as many things as you remember.
# Tara R. 2009-12-03 18:01
Those have to be the best shower games ever! Nicely done, and ever so classy.
# DesignHER Mommad 2009-12-03 20:49
if I have to play one more game where I have to guess what has been melted in the diaper I will puke.

This list is great - stumbled it.
# Casey 2009-12-03 21:32
How much fun! By far, these are the best games I've heard of!
# Loukia 2009-12-03 21:33
I am so doing that poem for a baby shower I'll be hosting in a few months! Awesome! I'm hosting the baby shower at my house, though, I hope it can still work? Hmm...
# casual games downl 2009-12-04 00:56
These are awesome games I'm definitely starring this one for later. i like to include more games
# casual games downl 2009-12-04 00:57
These are awesome games, I'm definitely starring this one for later. i want to play more games.
# sarah 2009-12-04 09:50
the empty box was the best idea, loved it. I will deff. remember it
# My Bambino 2009-12-12 02:54
I read Your poem, It's nice I will explain this to my child.

Thanks for sharing.
# Online Slot Game 2009-12-15 05:49
I really like these games. That sounds like so much fun!
# Sandra 2010-05-16 23:11
Your baby shower games sound like fun!

Thanks for sharing,

Sandra @
# Sierra 2010-07-12 19:04
wow. this game seems like a lot of fun. we are going to try this at my moms baby shower:)
# Shemika Baby Day 2011-08-21 01:51
I passed on the BOX game to my daughter. It's great but we will change it (or add to it) a little bit for our guests. Thanks!
# Jessica Katz 2011-09-25 12:05
this is great i hate cheesy games
# Beth 2012-01-05 09:54
I'm having lunch with my SIL this weekend to talk about my shower, I'll be taking this with me for ideas!
# kasia 2012-10-24 10:26
Totally doing this! I am hosting my friends baby shower in Jan.

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