Baby Shower Games That Aren't Cheesy (& That Your Guests Will Actually Love)

by Megan Zander
Jul 28, 2017 at 4:00 a.m. ET
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Baby season is in full swing, and you know what that means — there's about 5 million baby showers to attend between now and the end of September. Don't get us wrong, we love a good shower and creative themes are fun and adorable. But who wants to bore the living heck out of their guests with the some old super cheesy games?

Believe us when we say that nobody wants to play "guess the baby food flavor" or take bets on how large the mom-to-be is (unless maybe there's some real money involved), but there are some games that y'all can have a blast playing.

We've rounded up some of the best baby shower games around to help break up the cycle of tissue paper and cake. We promise, no one will be rolling their eyes at these. 

Originally published June 2016. Updated July 2017.

1 /21: Build a book

1/21 :Build a book

Got a crafty group of guests? Give each person a page of this alphabet book, and let them decorate it for Baby. (The Double Dubs/Etsy, $9)

2 /21: Baby Scattergories

2/21 :Baby Scattergories

A baby-themed round of Scattergories like this one from Lemon Thistle makes a great icebreaker.

3 /21: Don't say cute

3/21 :Don't say cute

From Cutesy Crafts come a spin on the classic "don't say baby" shower game. Try telling guests they can't say the word cute instead.

4 /21: Chop binkie

4/21 :Chop binkie

You'll definitely want to have the camera ready if you play this chop binkie game from Play. Party. Plan.

5 /21: Pass the prize

5/21 :Pass the prize

From Lemon Thistle comes the idea to play a round of pass the prize. Unwrapping the gifts just got interesting!

6 /21: Guess the number

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6/21 :Guess the number

Let guests guess how many candies are in a jar. Whoever comes the closest without going over gets the candy and bottle as their prize!

7 /21: Draw the baby

7/21 :Draw the baby

This draw the baby game from Fun Cheap or Free takes pennies to pull off but is tons of fun. And Mom-to-be picks the best one as winner!

8 /21: Pin the Sperm on the Egg

8/21 :Pin the Sperm on the Egg

This reproductive version of pin the tail on the donkey is sure to be a huge hit at a baby shower. (Pin the Sperm on the Egg/Etsy, $25)

9 /21: The price is right

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9/21 :The price is right

Create price tags for common baby items and let guests try to match the product to the price. 

10/21 :Celebrity moms game

We love this celebrity mom game. Ask the right questions to figure out your own secret identity.

11 /21: Bottle to bottle

11/21 :Bottle to bottle

This bottle-to-bottle baby shower game  from Play. Party. Plan. is perfect for all ages. 

12 /21: Name that baby tune

12/21 :Name that baby tune

Load up a playlist of songs with the word "baby" in them, then play small snippets so your guests can guess.

13 /21: Deep diaper thoughts

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13/21 :Deep diaper thoughts

Have everyone sign a diaper with an encouraging note to encourage through those middle-of-the-night changes.

14 /21: Build a baby

14/21 :Build a baby

Sulpt-a-baby game is so clever. Compete in teams or solo to impress the mom-to-be with your bundle of joy.

15 /21: Bobbing for binkies

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15/21 :Bobbing for binkies

A co-ed outdoor shower or at a barbecue would be the perfect place to try a round of bobbing for binkies. 

16 /21: Diaper fashion show

16/21 :Diaper fashion show

This diaper fashion game from Play. Party. Plan. is great for large groups. 

17 /21: Tinkle in the pot

17/21 :Tinkle in the pot

Grab some balloons, ping-pong balls and a jar to play a round of tinkle in the pot, a genius shower game.

18 /21: Bottles up

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18/21 :Bottles up

Square off to see which team can drink their sippy cups of juice (or booze) the fastest. 

19 /21: Box balance

19/21 :Box balance

This box balance game from Play. Party. Plan. is something even kids can join in on.

20 /21: Who's that baby?

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20/21 :Who's that baby?

Ask guests to bring a baby photo of themselves, then display them to figure out who's who. 

21 /21: Game on

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21/21 :Game on

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