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10 Baby Shower Games and Activities that Won’t Have Your Guests Cringing

Have you ever been to a baby shower where you could almost hear the collective groan as the baby shower games were announced? Okay, so most guests just grin and bear it, but come on! we can do better. There are lots of options for actual fun baby shower activities and games that won’t have your guests running for the door.

Make a Set of Wooden Blocks. This one is fun and easy for guests (even those scared of getting a little arty). You’ll end up with a sweet set of blocks to display in baby’s room. You can supply materials that match your decor.

DIY Baby Wooden Block Baby Shower Activity - Project NurseryMod Geometric Baby Shower by Jenny Keller

Make a Baby Headband. We absolutely love this baby headband station. These days baby girls sport headbands galore. Why not add a little sentimentality to her fashion statement by knowing that your favorite aunt, cousin, etc. made it for her?

Baby Shower Headband Making Station - Project NurseryUp, Up and Away Baby Shower by Megan Kibbler

Decorate a Onesie. This one is always fun. Have enough onesies on hand for your friends and family to get a little creative. We love the two below—one which allows you to glue on bowties and ties and the other which provides stencils to get the perfect design. They both take the pressure off your less artistic guests by making the whole thing simple.

Decorate a Onesie Baby Shower Activity - Project NurseryLittle Gentleman Baby Shower by KristenS022

Stencil a Onesie Baby Shower Activity - Project NurseryWelcome to the Tribe Baby Shower by Whitney Irene

Make a Floral Crown. Floral crowns are all the rage in maternity photos, so it’s no surprise that they are starting to show up in baby showers. Share the fun with your guests and let everyone make and wear their own.

Floral Crown Baby Shower Activity - Project NurseryWoodland Garden Party by Steph McMurray

Decorate Your Own Glass. Okay, so this one is definitely on the more unusual side, but we actually love it because it’s an activity and a favor all in one. If you plan on having a mocktail bar at your shower, this baby shower activity could fit right in.

Design Your Own Mocktail Glass Baby Shower Activity - Project NurseryMamas and Mocktails Baby Shower by Heidi Rew

Make an Alphabet Book. Have an especially artistic crowd? Enlist their help to make a personalized alphabet book for baby. Guests of all ages will have fun with this one.

Alphabet Book Baby Shower Activity - Project NurseryPicnic Baby Shower by Tiffany Hainsworth

Baby Shower Mad Libs. Nothing gets guests giggling faster than a silly round of mad libs. There’s no pressure for your guests to be clever. They just follow the noun/adjective/verb prompts and are left with a pretty funny page of advice to give to the mama-to-be. Use our free printable version here.

Free Printable Baby Shower Mad Libs - Project NurseryFree Printable Baby Shower Mad Libs

Design a Nursery Game. Can you guess that this activity was at our very own co-founder Melisa Fluhr’s baby shower? Well, of course! Print out pictures of cribs, gliders, changing tables and nursery decor items, and have your friends go to town creating a nursery of your dreams. The mom-to-be picks her favorite to declare the winner.

Nursery Design Baby Shower Game - Project NurseryMelisa Fluhr’s Surprise Baby Shower

Predict Baby’s Facial Features. This is one of the sillier baby shower games. You and your friends and family will be in stitches over the collaged faces they end up with after combining cut and pasted features of the mom- and dad-to-be.

Mix and Match Features Face Collage Baby Shower Game - Project NurseryBun in the Oven & Burgers on the Grill Co-ed Baby Shower by Whitney Irene

Baby Shower Bingo. Okay, this is a traditional baby shower game, but in my opinion, it’s one of the biggest crowd pleasers. As an added benefit, it helps keep your guests busy while you are opening up all those gifts. You can download and print our free printable baby shower bingo cards.

Free Printable Baby Shower Bingo Cards - Project NurseryFree Printable Bingo Cards

What’s your favorite baby shower game? Do you love the tried-and-true traditional baby shower games or do you prefer a more unique baby shower activity? We hope you were inspired with ideas for your baby shower!

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Kizi Fan

Friday 22nd of September 2017

Thank you for this! Do you happen to have the owl baby boy shower invitations? I tried looking on your site but the link is not working anymore.