10 Baby Shower Games That Won’t Make You Cringe

Baby shower games often walk a fine line between being incredibly fun and unbearably cringeworthy. The success of these games can hinge on the guests’ comfort level, the personalities of the expectant parents, and whether the game turns out to be an enjoyable experience or one best left forgotten.

If you’re searching for baby shower activities that are meaningful and won’t make anyone blush with embarrassment, you’ve come to the right place. Our selection of non-cringey baby shower games is the perfect way to elevate your celebration, avoiding anything overly embarrassing, childish, or related to baby poo.

DIY Baby Time Capsule

  • What you’ll need: Time capsule container, paper and pens, sealing materials (tape or wax), and decorative items (like stickers, markers, etc).
  • How to play: Invite your guests to decorate the capsule and write personal messages or wishes for your baby. They can also bring small keepsakes to include in the capsule. Once all the items are collected, seal the capsule and choose a date for its opening.

Baby Bucket List

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  • What you’ll need: A bucket list printable and pens or pencils.
  • How to play: Ask guests to create a bucket list of memorable activities for the baby’s first year. From “baby’s first trip to the beach” to “eating ice cream for the first time,” encourage a mix of sweet and fun suggestions for the parents to try.

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  • What you’ll need: A keepsake book, pens or pencils, and decorative items (like markers, stickers, etc).
  • How to play: Invite guests to offer their wisdom, heartfelt wishes, and funny advice for navigating parenthood in a keepsake book. If you are looking for baby shower games that aren’t lame, this is a great one, producing something the parents-to-be will treasure for years to come.

Guess the Celebrity Baby

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  • What you’ll need: Pictures of celebrities’ babies, list of corresponding celebrity baby names, pens and paper for the guests, and prizes for winners (optional).
  • How to play: Set up a slideshow or display pictures of celebrities’ babies with a mix of familiar and challenging ones. Guests write their guesses for each baby’s name. The guest(s) with the most correct guesses wins a fun prize!

Guess the Due Date

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  • What you’ll need: A calendar (poster or digital), prediction cards or a digital submission form, and prizes for winners (optional).
  • How to play: Set up a calendar for guests to guess the baby’s due date and weight. They’ll write their names on prediction cards and drop them in a box or submit their guesses digitally. Once the baby arrives, check the predictions against the actual details. The closest guesses will earn a prize (and bragging rights).

Play-Doh Baby!

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  • What you’ll need: Play-doh in various colors, table covers, disposable plates or trays, tools for Play-doh (plastic knives, rolling pins, etc), and prizes for the winners (optional).
  • How to play: Encourage guests to get creative by molding their own Play-Doh babies. The more imaginative and hilarious, the better! After everyone has finished their masterpiece, have a vote or appoint the parents-to-be to decide the winners.

Baby Bingo With a Twist

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  • What you’ll need: Baby bingo cards and 15 to 20 markers for each guest.
  • How to play: As the mom-to-be opens her gifts, guests will have their eyes on their baby bingo cards. Each card has pictures or names of common baby shower gifts like blankets, bibs, and books. Whoever gets “Bingo” first wins!

The Price is Right

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  • What you’ll need: Pictures of baby-related items, list of actual prices, paper and pencils for guests, and prizes for the winners (optional).
  • How to play: This fun version of The Price is Right is similar to the popular TV show, but with a baby-related twist. Guests must try to guess the price of specific baby items, such as bottles and strollers. Whoever guesses the most accurately wins.

Onesie Decorating Station

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  • What you’ll need: Plain onesies in various sizes, fabric markers or fabric paint, stencils or stamps, and cardboard inserts.
  • How to play: Guests select a onesie and use fabric markers or paints to design their masterpiece, inserting cardboard inside to avoid bleed-through. If you’re on the hunt for practical baby shower games that don’t suck, this activity is great, providing the parents with something they’ll actually use.

Don’t Say Baby!

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  • What you’ll need: Safety pins or clothespins and prizes for the winners (optional).
  • How to play: The Don’t Say “Baby” game is pretty simple. Give your guests clothespins at the beginning of the shower and instruct them not to say the “B” word (baby, that is). If they do, others can steal their pin. Whoever ends up with the most pins at the end is the champion.
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Chelsea previously worked with special needs children before transitioning to her current passion, freelance writing. She’s written on a plethora of topics and enjoys the diversity of her work. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys hiking, creating artwork, and reading true crime.

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