Want a to throw a baby shower that’s fun and relaxed without being too goofy and hectic?
- These baby shower games and activities are sure to set the right tone for a warm and memorable event.
Who’s That Baby?
Giggle at vintage baby fashions and see how far you’ve all come by displaying baby photos of all your guests.
Arrange the photos on a garland or cork board with numbers and have everyone guess who is who in the snapshots. The person with the most correct guesses wins!
Name That Book!
This mini trivia game is fun even for guests who don’t have kids of their own yet. Everyone remembers the important books from their childhood. From Dr. Seuss to Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and beyond, there are so many classic children’s books that stand the test of time and endure in our memories.
Decide whether guests should play on their own or in small teams and create a list of trivia questions about 10 or so children’s books. You can choose memorable quotes, characters or scenarios and ask guests to name the book associated with that information. Pick out a fun literary prize for the winner, like a gift certificate to a local bookstore. If you’re hosting the shower for a friend, you can introduce an added special touch by actually buying a new copy of all the books you feature and having all the guests sign the books to add to the baby’s growing library.
Custom Fashions Made With Love
Not all baby shower activities have to be competitive. You can keep things low key by going for a creative activity instead. Onesie decorating is a great choice, and you have a lot of different options for how you approach this project. You can simply buy a multipack of plain white onesies and set out a full rainbow of fabric paint and other embellishments, letting guests do their own thing and come up with designs on their own. You can also provide materials in specific colors or motifs to match the theme of the shower.
This is also a great way to create photo props for the parents to use in documenting the first weeks and months of their new child’s life. Assign each guest a week or month from weeks 1-6 and months 1-12 so the parents can dress their bundle of joy in a customized onesie and take a snapshot on each milestone day to track their little one’s progress as he or she rapidly goes from newborn to one year old.
No matter what activities you choose, be sure to cap off the event by giving all your guests a card to write well wishes for the new family member and everyone else in the household. These messages of encouragement and love will be a treasured keepsake for the parents, showing how loved and supported they were at one of the most important stages of their lives.