Cool Baby Shower Activities for Your Guests

July 25th, 2013

Match guests to their baby pics. Image: PamelaVWhite

So you’re hosting a baby shower. The guests have all arrived, the decor is perfect, the food is out…now what?

Baby showers are fun in and of themselves — the food selection and the opening of gifts provide entertaiment for the guest of honor and attendees.

However, some baby showers take a little something extra to get them off the ground. Here are a few great activities to get guests mingling and having fun.


Name That Tune, Baby!


Advice cards make an adorable keepsake for Mom and Dad.

Play music selections that have “baby” or “babe” in the title (“I’ve Got You, Babe” by Sonny and Cher, “Babe” by Stix, “Maybe Baby” by Buddy Holly, “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears) and have guests guess the tune. The person who guesses the most titles correctly wins a prize.

Shh – Don’t Say “Baby”

Keep track of how many times the word “baby” is said during the shower (you might want to enlist a friend’s help for this) and who says it. Each time a guest says “baby,” she gets a diaper pin on her shirt. The guest at the end of the shower with the least baby pins on his or her clothing wins.

Who’s That Baby?

Ask each guest ahead of time to send or e-mail you a picture of herself as an infant. At the party, set up the pictures, along with a sheet of paper in front of each photo. Guests much guess which baby is today’s adult.

Celebrity Baby Match-Up


Match celebrity babies to their famous parents.

Print out pictures of the children of various celebrities. Also print out a sheet of the parents’ names and have it visible. Gather guests around and have them guess who the celeb parents are. The most amount of correct matches wins.

Present Opening Lotto

Set a timer for a random amount of time and face it away from the mom-to-be as she’s opening gifts. When the timer goes off, the guest whose present Mom is opening wins a small gift.

Fun Party Scratch-Offs


Scratch off a game and win a prize! Easy and fun.

Buy game-of-chance scratchoffs. Guests can win small prizes such as a $5 gift certificate to a spa or to a coffee house.

Advice Book for Mom and Dad

Buy or make a pretty book with blank pages, or print or buy advice cards and bind them into a book. As guests arrive, have each sit down with the book and write out a piece of advice for the new parents. This will become a keepsake to treasure forever.

Baby’s Time Capsule

When you send out the party invitations, ask each guest to bring one item that symbolizes the time period Baby will be born in. It could be a CD of current music, a newspaper clipping, a piece of fashion clothing, etc. Gather these items as the guests arrive and put them into a pretty box. After Mom-to-be has opened her gifts, give her the time capsule as a special gift.

These ideas will get guests into the party spirit and open up conversations among guests who don’t know each other very well. They’re the perfect ice-breakers to make the baby shower awesome, so try them…you’ll be surprised how much guests get into a little fun and games!