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We didn't play games at either of my baby showers, but I don't really know why -- I love games! And at showers I've hosted for friends, I definitely bring on the games (and prizes) for guests.
If you're looking for some inspiration (beyond taste the baby food and the poopy diaper game), here are some ideas for festive baby shower games from Parents.com. They include game instructions and prize suggestions.
Here are a few highlights.
Baby Shower BINGO -- A baby and bridal shower classic! Get the downloadable BINGO template on the site.
Name That Baby Tune -- Come up with a playlist of songs with the word "baby" (or use the playlist at the end of the baby shower games slideshow) and let guests guess the tune. Burn the songs onto CDs to give as party favors.
Baby Stroller Olympics -- Good for an outdoor shower -- the pregnant mama will sit this one out. Set up an obstacle course and have guests run it with a baby doll in the stroller. The guest is disqualified if the baby falls out of the stroller, and the mom with the fastest course-running time wins.
Who's That Baby? -- Have guests bring baby pictures of themselves and let everyone guess who's who. A good icebreaker for a group of guests who may not know each other well.
Want more? Check out the 10 other ideas in the slideshow and connect with moms in these groups:
What's your favorite baby shower game? Share with other party-planning mamas and upcoming guests of honor here!