I love a good game that gets everyone interacting and laughing. I’ve never been to a party that wasn’t made better with a funny game, which is why I always lean towards games with a sense of humor. Perhaps this is the teacher in me, but I think laughter makes for the best memories, too.
That’s why I’ve narrowed down this list to only the funny baby shower games that will really lighten the mood. This is perfect for any group of people, but is really great for mixed groups that may not have established relationships. A funny game gives everyone something to talk about and draws out the big personalities in the room.
Some of these are the funniest baby shower games ever (in my opinion), while others play on pop culture to draw a few laughs and smiles. You know the mama-t0-be and the guest list best, so choose the games that are best suited for your group. But, don’t be afraid to push them out of their comfort zone a little bit, too. You’d be surprised what happens when your quiet great aunt really goes all in on Baby Shower Emoji Pictionary.
Funniest Baby Shower Games:
These are not arranged in any particular order, since humor is a bit subjective. Browse through these funny baby shower games and choose the ones that fit your group! Some of these are affiliate links, which means at no cost to you, I may receive a commission if you make a purchase through my links. Gracias!
This fun game has taken baby showers by storm. Using the popularity of emojis, guests try to figure out what each set of emojis means when it comes to baby showers and babies!
For example, the answer to the first one is – baby shower!
I’ve also made a free video of this game that you can play in real time, using the printable for them to record their answers. This makes it PERFECT for a Zoom baby shower! Check it out here:
2. Dad Jokes:
Who doesn’t love a good (bad) dad joke? This printable brings them to life with a list of dad jokes for your guests to solve.
3. Pregnancy Candy Match Baby Shower Game:
I wish this had been around when I was having a baby shower, because it is so funny! You match the pregnancy related word to the right candy bar. For example, “Twins” is matched with “Mike & Ike!”
A hilarious game for all to play! This is a much easier, cleaner version of a popular baby shower game including real candy (keep reading for that one).
4. Baby Sketch Artists:
Put your guests’ drawing skills to the test by playing this fun game where they are asked to draw a picture of a baby on a paper plate – but the plate is on their head! The results are hilarious.
5. Drink Up Baby:
It’s no secret that babies drink out of bottles. Fill some small bottles with something like apple juice and have guests race to drink the bottle first. It’s harder than you might think!
6. Feed The Baby:
This is a hilarious game for a lively group. Separate guests into pairs and give everyone a bib and a blindfold. Then, each group gets a small bowl of apple sauce and two spoons. Ask them to feed each other the apple sauce at the same time until all of it is gone. Time the groups and the fastest group wins! You can have each group go individually or have everyone go at once to save time.
You remember the popular show, right? Set up a series of necessary baby items, like a pack of diapers, diaper cream, pack of wipes, diaper bag, etc. Then, put the price in an envelope by each item. Pass out a printable that has the items on the table and a space for people to guess what they think it cost. It’s hilarious to see what people who don’t have children or had children decades ago think the answers are.
8. Who’s My Mama? Baby Shower Game:
In this sweet game, you match the mommy animal with the name of her baby. For example, the mama kangaroo is matched with her joey!
I love this one so much, I created a video for this one, too, making it a great game to play with a group or for a Zoom baby shower!
9. Don’t Spill the Sprinkles:
Fill diapers with sprinkles and lay them out on a table with some dolls or stuffed animals. Put directions in a frame that explain how they are to change the baby’s diaper without losing any of the sprinkles!
10. Funny Note Diapers:
This one is so cute. Put out colored Sharpie markers or other markers that won’t bleed and small, plain white diapers. Put a sign that lets them know to write a funny note on the outside of the diaper and then put all the diapers in a bag for the new parents. The funny notes will give them a chuckle when they’re totally exhausted.
11. Candy Diapers:
Okay, this one is either going to be a big hit or not popular with your group. Choose wisely Take different candy bars and candies and melt them in the microwave for a few seconds before smashing them into a diaper. Lay the diapers on a table with some pens and papers and ask guests to guess what candy has been smashed in the diapers.
Just make sure to write down what candy you put in each diaper for the answer key!
12. Blindfolded Diaper Changing:
This one is especially great for a co-ed baby shower. Put dolls or stuffed animals on a table with diapers. Blindfold your guests and have them go and try to change a diaper blindfolded. Then, once they are done, they can look at their work. If you have a big group, make it a competition between volunteers – usually the soon-to-be dad and his friends is a great choice.
This easy to play game comes ready to go. Just hand out the diapers and tell guests when to check if they’ve pooped. The person who has a little piece of chocolate candy in their diaper wins! Or, you can buy pre-made sets that use felt poop and are ready to go like this one.
14. Diaper Pong:
This fun game combines ping pong and diapers for a total baby shower hit. You can get custom diaper pong games like this one. Add ping pong balls and see how many your guests can get in the diapers!
15. Baby Ice Cubes:
This might be my favorite baby shower game ever. I just think it’s so funny and love watching all the guests shake their drinks to get the ice to melt faster. Freeze little tiny plastic babies in an ice cube tray and use them in the first drink that you hand to guests. Let them know that the first person who’s water breaks (and the baby is freed) wins! This one is so easy and creates so much fun conversations.
This set is so funny. I will definitely be using these next time I plan a baby shower. This set comes with scratcher stickers and stickers for 36 celebrity dads. 3 cards are blank and can be customized with a picture of the dad or just write “WINNER” on them. Cover the faces with the scratcher stickers and you are ready to go. Give one to each guest up on entry and then when everyone has arrived, have them scratch them for a great conversation starter and find the winner.
17. Who Got a Poopie?
These cute cards are ready to go – no work required. There are 3 winners in the set and the rest have funny phrases like “false alarm” and “just a fart”. Such a cute game to put out at each table setting or to give when people arrive.
Baby Shower Planning Questions:
As a person who has planned more than their fair share of baby showers, I have been asked a lot of questions over the years. I’ll try to answer them here:
How many baby shower games should I plan?
Usually, having 3-5 games planned and a couple of stations set up with more activities is plenty. When choosing the games, consider length and make sure to only pick 1 or 2 games that take longer and then fill the rest of the time with shorter games. But, be flexible and read the room. Maybe you’ve planned more games, but people look tired. Give them a break and wait on the game or scrap it. If you start with the best games that were the most time intensive to plan, you should only be left with the smaller games that weren’t a lot of work.
HOW do I PLAN GAMES FOR A VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER?
If you’re hoping to have a virtual baby shower via Zoom or you’re looking to do a hybrid, where people can join by Zoom and in person, you’ll want to make some adjustments to your plan. Take a look at my post specifically designed for planning a Zoom or virtual baby shower here.
Should I give out prizes?
I always did, because it can be very motivating for people who are not big game players, but it’s a kind gesture to thank everyone for participating. I always have extra prizes and give out more for anyone who really went all out or made everyone laugh as well as the actual game winners. You can even pick the top 3 winners for every game, too, to spread the joy. Keep the gifts cute and simple! I like to buy sets that I can break up into individual prizes. Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
- Small candle
- Coffee gift card
- Cute pen
- Small vase
- Small succulent – Trader Joe’s has great small pre-potted plants and succulents
- Bath bomb
- Nice chapstick or lip gloss
- Silk sleep mask for your eyes
- Rose or jade facial roller
- Small notebook
Do you have games that are not funny?
Have a more serious crowd? There’s games for everyone. I have a huge post with lots of games, including sweet games, crafty games, and more. Check out this post here.
Where should I buy decorations?
You have so many options now, so consider what’s available to you. One time, I planned a shower in less than 24 hours using almost all things from the Dollar Tree! That’s all I had nearby and I made it work. So, don’t feel like you are limited. Great places are Etsy, Walmart, Target, Party City, and more. If you’re not sure on a theme, go for a greenery, gender neutral theme. I give lots of decoration inspiration in this post.