Perhaps one of the best parts of waiting for the arrival of a new baby you don’t have to look for a reason to throw a party. There is such a thing called a baby shower! It is the best occasion to get together with family and friends (and complete your baby essentials!). Turn it into an event full of joy by incorporating these co-ed baby shower games!
15 fun co-ed baby shower games
First, what is co-ed baby shower exactly? Baby showers have always been hosted and attended by women. But these days dads and their barkadas are part of the celebration and make the whole experience more fun. These co-ed baby shower games are not only entertaining but easy to prepare for and will undoubtedly give you precious memories. These include Baby Bingo, trivia games about the mom and dad as well as games which will allow your guests to interact with and get to know one another.
Watch Over Baby
What you need: Mini baby plastic figurines
How to play: Give each guest a baby figurine. Throughout the entire party, they need to hold on to their babies. If they put down or lose the babies, other guests can steal them. Whoever has the most number of mini baby figurines, wins!
My Water Broke!
What you need: Mini baby plastic figurines, ice cube trays
How to play: Before the baby shower starts, place the baby figurines in the ice cube trays, add some water, then stick them in the freezer. Later, give each guest an ice cube. Each person has to race one another and find whose ice cube melts first. He can make use of any method he wants to melt the ice cube except biting. Then he needs to shout “My water broke!” when he finally frees his baby from the ice. Whoever melts his ice cube first, wins!
How to play: Give each guest a card printed with different questions about either or both of the parents. Questions can include, “When is mom’s birthday?”, “What was the name of dad’s childhood pet?” and “Where did mom and dad meet for the first time?” Give the guests some time to answer as many of the questions as they can, then later, have either parent read out the questions and encourage the guests to share their answers. Whoever gets the most number of correct answers, wins!
Guess the Candies in the Bottle
What you need: A baby bottle, candies, paper, pens
How to play: This game is super simple! Before the baby shower starts, fill the baby bottle with candies. It depends on you what kind of candies you want to use — you can go for a single type, such as M&Ms or Skittles, or you can mix up sweets of different colors and sizes to make things a bit more challenging for your guests. Encourage everyone to write down on a piece of paper how many candies they think are inside the bottle. To find out the answer, count the candies one by one. Whoever has the closest guess, wins!
Whose Memory is This?
What you need: Paper, pens
How to play: Give each guest a piece of paper and a pen. Have them write down a funny or sweet memory they shared with either or both parents, then collect each piece of paper. Pick one paper at a time and read the memory, then guess who wrote that memory. If mom or dad can’t guess who wrote that anecdote, the guest who gave that memory wins!
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The Clothesline Game
What you need: Clotheslines, clothespins, baby dolls, baskets of baby clothes/blankets/bibs, each guest’s mobile phone
How to play: Divide the guests into teams, then have them assemble in a line next to a clothesline. Each guest has to hold their phone in one hand and a doll in the other. At the mom-to-be’s signal, each guest has to hang up as many clothes, blankets, or bibs as they can, without dropping either their phone or the baby doll. Whichever group manages to finish hanging up their entire basket of clothes first, wins!
Tinkle in the Pot
What you need: Table tennis balls, balloons, glass jars
How to play: Divide the guests into teams. Give each player a blown-up balloon, which they will put under their shirts, and a table tennis ball, which they will put between their thighs. At the mom-to-be’s signal, the teams will race to drop their table tennis balls into glass jars placed at a distance, then back to their teams, while keeping their balloons intact. Whichever team manages to collect the most number of table tennis balls in their glass jars, wins!
How to play: Give each guest a bingo card printed with images or names of various baby gifts. Remember that each person must be given a unique bingo card. While the mom-to-be is opening presents, have the guests cross out from their cards every present that has been opened. Whoever fills out a column, a row, or a diagonal first, wins!
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Don’t Say ‘Baby’
What you need: Small clothespins
How to play: This simple game can be played throughout the shower. At the beginning of the event, give each guest a clothespin each. Inform that throughout the party, they cannot say the word “baby.” If they do, they will have to give their clothespin to the person next to them or to the person who tricked them into saying “baby.” Whoever has the most number of clothespins at the end of the party, wins!
Hunt for Pacifiers
What you need: Large tubs, lots of pacifiers
How to play: Fill each tub with water, then put a specific number of pacifiers into each. The goal is that each player has to collect as many pacifiers as they can without using their hands. To make things more exciting, designate each pacifier with a specific prize. Whoever collects the most number of pacifiers wins (and gets the most prizes)!
Egg Baby Relay
What you need: Eggs, art materials such as markers and crayons, spoons
How to play: Give each guest an egg, art materials, and a spoon. Have them decorate their eggs to look like a “baby,” encouraging them to be as creative as they can. Once everybody is done, divide the guests into teams. Each player has to race their egg “baby” around a designated spot by carrying these in their spoons, which they can hold by hand or between their teeth. Whichever team finishes first, wins! Use hardboiled eggs to avoid making a mess, but feel free to go for fresh eggs if you’re not too concerned about making a mess!
What you need: Diapers, wipes, blankets, baby dolls
How to play: Divide the guests into teams, and have them assemble into a line. Each group will be given a baby wearing a diaper and wrapped in a blanket. At the mom-to-be’s signal, the first member of each team has to take off the baby’s blanket, change its diaper, and re-wrap it in the blanket, then pass the baby to the next player, who will repeat the process. Whichever team finishes first, wins!
Unscramble the Word
What you need: Printed cards, pens
How to play: Give each guest a card printed with 10 to 20 words related to babies, except with the letters of each word scrambled (e.g., “pdiear” for diaper). Set a timer and have your guests try to unscramble as many words as they can. Whoever gets the most number of correct items, wins!
Create a Baby Name
What you need: Printed cards, pens
How to play: In case you’re still looking for a unique name to give your little one, here’s a fun game to play during your shower! Give each guest a pen and a card printed with the names of the baby’s parents. Set a timer and have your guests try to come up with names using only the letters in the parents’ names. Whoever comes up with the most number of baby names, wins!
Art for Baby
What you need: Paper, art materials such as markers or crayons, craft materials such as stickers or glitter
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How to play: This may not be much of a baby shower game, but it’s still a fun activity to do during your party. Give each guest a set of supplies. Have them create their own artworks that you can put in your new babies bedroom. Encourage everyone to be as creative as they can, meaning they can make drawings or paintings, or write down inspirational quotes. Great way to get your hands on some ingenious décor for your home!