Non-Traditional Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck

by Briana Marie
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If you’ve ever been to a baby shower, you probably understand how important baby shower games are to the event.

And why are the games such a big deal exactly?

Well, baby shower games are important because they provide entertainment and create a lively atmosphere during the celebration. It gives the guests an opportunity to engage with each other and fills the time creating special memories with one another.

Basically, fun and unique baby shower games are an easy way to make the event memorable and enjoyable for everyone involved.

And here at Major League Mommy, you know we’re all about a good time. So with that being said, let’s dive into 10 baby shower games that will definitely create those special moments and treat your guests to a great time.

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Unique Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck

1. Diaper the Baby Blindfolded

In this game, participants are blindfolded and given a doll or stuffed animal to diaper. They must rely on their sense of touch and memory to correctly put on the diaper. And trust me, it is interesting to watch.

This is seriously one of the funniest baby shower games ever and it adds a challenging twist to the traditional diapering routine and guarantees laughs.

2. Color Baby’s 1st ABC Book

Provide blank pages of an ABC book and various colors of markers or crayons. Each guest can select a letter of the alphabet and create an illustration and description that begins with that letter. This activity allows guests to contribute to a personalized gift for the baby while showcasing their artistic skills.

And great news! We’ve already got you covered with our printable ABC coloring books right here! We offer several styles/designs to choose from and you can print as many copies as you need.

Feel free to grab one of our printable Baby Shower ABC Coloring Books here and tag us on Instagram or Facebook @majorleaguemommy so we can see how your completed book turned out!

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3. Gift Bingo

Instead of numbers, the bingo cards can be filled with common baby shower gifts or activities. As the gifts are opened or certain events occur during the shower, guests mark off the corresponding squares on their cards. The first person to complete a line or pattern yells “Bingo!” and wins a prize.

We actually have Gift Bingo as part of our Printable Baby Shower Game Bundles which you can grab here and print as many copies as you like!

Of course, if you use our printable baby shower bingo game, we’d love to see how it turned out for your celebration. Feel free to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @majorleaguemommy showing us how used our games at your baby shower.

4. Taboo

This game is similar to the classic Taboo game but with a baby shower twist. The player must describe a baby-related word without using certain “taboo” words or phrases. The objective is to get their teammates to guess the word within a time limit. It is a fun and challenging game that encourages communication and teamwork.

5. Onesie Decorating

Provide plain white onesies and various fabric markers or paints. Each guest can decorate a onesie for the baby with their own unique design. This activity allows guests to showcase their creativity and gives the parents-to-be a collection of personalized onesies for their little one. They may even choose to use these onesies simply as artwork in their baby’s nursery!

6. Tinkle in the Potty Ping Pong Game

The Tinkle in the Potty Ping Pong Game is a hilariously fun and unique baby shower game that will have guests laughing and competing to win.

To set up the game, you will need a few ping pong balls and a toddler potty.

Each guest will take turns trying to toss the ping pong balls into the potty. The guest who successfully gets the most ping pong balls in the potty wins a prize.

7. Guess the Baby Food

In this baby shower game, guests will have fun guessing the different flavors of baby food. Prepare several jars of baby food, and remove the labels. Provide spoons and small plates for each guest. Pass around the jars of baby food and have guests take turns tasting a spoonful and trying to guess the flavor. The guest with the most correct guesses wins a prize.

Guess the Food printables are also included in Major League Mommy printable baby shower game bundles. You can check them out here.

8. Pacifier Hunt

The Pacifier Hunt is a unique twist on the classic scavenger hunt game. Hide several pacifiers around the baby shower venue, both indoors and outdoors if applicable. You may even choose to provide clues or a treasure map to guide guests in their search for the hidden pacifiers. The guest who finds the most pacifiers within a specified time limit wins a prize. This simple baby shower game is perfect for those who want to stick with easy baby shower games that are still a ton of fun.

You can also take advantage of our Pacifier Hunt printable for this easy game.

9. Nursery Rhyme Emoji Pictionary

Put a modern twist on the classic game of Pictionary by using nursery rhyme emojis. Create a list of nursery rhyme phrases and translate them into emojis. Guests will then take turns trying to guess the nursery rhymes based on the emojis. The guest with the most correct answers wins a prize.

And you may have already guessed this, but we also offer a printable Nursery Rhyme emoji game in our baby shower game bundle. You can grab a style that best fits your theme and print as many copies as you like!

10. Price is Right

In this game, guests will test their knowledge of baby item prices. Before the baby shower, gather a variety of baby items such as diapers, bottles, pacifiers, and baby clothes. Display the items and have guests write down their estimated prices for each item. After all the guests have made their guesses, reveal the actual prices. The guest whose guesses are the closest to the actual prices wins a prize.

Final Thoughts

Having unique and fun baby shower games is important to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for the mom-to-be and her guests.

Traditional baby shower games can be fun and definitely can be included, but incorporating unique games like Tinkle in the Potty Ping Pong, Guess the Baby Food, Pacifier Hunt, Nursery Rhyme Emoji Pictionary, Taboo, and Price is Right can take the celebration to the next level.

These games provide entertainment, laughter, and friendly competition, making the baby shower a truly special event.

So, the next time you’re planning a baby shower, be sure to try out these unique and modern baby shower games and tag @majorleaguemommy on Instagram and Facebook so we can see what you came up with!

You can also check out some more baby shower game ideas from Major League Mommy here.


  • Briana Marie

    Briana Marie is a mental health and financial literacy advocate, and founder of Major League Mommy. In her spare time, Briana enjoys yoga, travel, and spending time with her Husband and two daughters.

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