What are some good game ideas for a baby shower?
Guess the Baby
In your invitation, ask each guest to bring a picture of herself as a baby. (You may want to remind the guests before the shower to bring the photo with them, because without the photo they can't be involved in the game.) Take the picture from each guest as she arrives and lightly pencil a number on the back, being careful not to damage the photo. Make a list so you can tell later which photograph corresponds with which guest. Then give each guest a piece of paper and pencil, show all the guests a photograph and tell them the number. The guests write down whose photograph they think it is. Do the same with the next photograph. The guest who identifies the most photographs is the winner.
Don't Say "Baby"
The object of the game is not to say the word "baby" at any time during the shower. Give each guest a diaper pin when she arrives and ask her to pin it to her clothing. If one guest hears another guest say the word "baby," the hearer can claim the speaker's diaper pin. The guest who collects the most pins is the winner. (If you want, you can set a time limit of 30 minutes so that people can relax after that!)
Ask the mom to give you a total of 20 interesting pieces of information about herself. These questions may revolve around anything, but facts about the mom when she was a baby or a kid would be particularly fun! Use these answers to create a quiz for the guests to take. Whoever gets the most questions right wins!
The Price Is Right
Get 10 to 20 items relating to babies and list exactly how much each item costs. Number these items and lay them around the party room with price tags attached to each one. The price tags can either be the exact price, or a mock higher or lower price. Guests browse the table of items with a pen and paper and place the numbers that correspond to the items on the paper. They then have to decide if the "price is right" or if it is lower or higher. They mark their guess next to each number. After everyone has reviewed the items and listed if the price is right, higher, or lower, go through each item to learn the correct prices. Whoever gets the most prices right wins!
TIP: It may help the guests figure out the price if you tell them the names of the stores from which each item was bought.
Materials needed: Pens and preprinted bingo cards that use the numbers of how many people attend the baby shower. (i.e., if you know that 10 people will be attending your shower, preprint bingo cards with the numbers one through 10 and randomly place them on 10 cards.)
Prior to opening the baby shower gifts, number each gift starting with the number one. When the mom decides to open the presents, she grabs the present she wants to open and reads the number out loud. As soon as someone gets a bingo, she wins!