12 Fun Baby Shower Games

While some baby shower games are (arguably) kitschy, they can also be cute and fun. Here, professional planners share a few free and easy ways you can celebrate your little one's impending arrival.

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Name That Tune

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Get the tunes going—and let guests test their music savvy—with this rockin' modern baby shower game. Prepare by making a playlist of songs that have "Baby" or "Babe" in the title. Mix it up with classics (like "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes), pop favorites (like Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time"), and more recent hits.

At the shower, play the first five or ten seconds of each song, and have guests write down the title and artist. The guest with the most correct complete answers (title and artist) wins. Possible baby shower game prizes include an iTunes gift card or headphones.

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Baby Shower Bingo

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Bingo is one of the most beloved baby shower games—and for good reason: It engages guests in (and during) the gift-opening experience! Print out enough Bingo templates for each guest, and let the good times roll. Whoever gets a complete horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row first wins! You can also play four corners, outer edge, multiple rows, or full house.

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Diaper Raffle

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Here's a fun way to stock up on diapers! Encourage guests to bring a pack of diapers (any size) to the baby shower. If they do, they can enter a raffle for a chance to win a prize. Guests get one diaper raffle ticket for every pack of diapers they contribute.

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Pregnant Twister

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Want to hear about one of the funniest baby shower games ever? Have your guests wear a faux-pregnant belly and participate in a complicated game of Twister. Yes, really.

To make the pregnant bellies, give each guest a pillow, a fanny pack, and a set of wrist weights. Have them put the weights in their fanny pack and strap the pack and pillow around their waists. The expectant parent(s) will sit this one out and act as the judge.

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Guess the Candy Bar

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Popular, peculiar, and (sort of) gross, guess the candy bar will having everyone laughing.

Here's what you need to do: First, melt various candy bars to a fluid consistency. This can be done in the microwave for short increments at a time. Once the candy is melted, pour the contents into a clean, unused diaper. Guests will then take turns sniffing, touching, and—gag—tasting the contents to determine what type of chocolate it is. The winner is the person who guesses the most correctly.

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Don't Call Me "Baby"

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Sure, it's a baby shower, but is it possible to make it through the entire party without uttering the word "baby"? This game tests guests' self-control and listening skills as they try to avoid saying "baby." "People can get really animated catching each other and aggressively trying to win," says Jennifer Adams, author of Baby Showers.

Here's how to play: When guests arrive, give each one a diaper pin to put on her shirt. Explain the rules when you give out the pins: Throughout the shower, no one can say the word "baby." When someone slips, the person who catches her gets her pin. Whoever has the most pins at the end of the shower wins.

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Who's the Celebrity Baby?

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Though not everyone will 'fess up to it, most guests sneaked some glances at the baby pictures of Suri Cruise, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, North West, and Blue Ivy Carter. Now, guests can put their celeb-kid knowledge to the test with this game, recommended by Danielle Friedland, publisher and president of Celebrity Baby Blog.

Here's how to play: Collect an assortment of pictures of celebrity babies and their parents. Assign a number to each celebrity baby picture and hang them up. Next to that, display the parent pictures. Give the guests 10 minutes to match the celebrity baby photos to their parents.The person with the most correct matches is the winner.

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Baby Stroller Olympics

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This fun baby shower game probably won't qualify as an event in the summer Olympic games, but it makes for a great time at an outdoor party, says Sharron Wood, author of Baby Shower Games.

How to do it: Map out an area of land. Use one stick to mark off the starting line, and another stick to mark off the finish line. Within that area, set up a few obstacles with the lawn chairs, logs, or other materials. Each guest will go behind the starting line, holding a baby doll and standing next to a stroller. When the mom-to-be says "Go!" the guest will strap the baby into the stroller and push it around the obstacles until they reach the finish line. A one-second penalty is added each time the stroller or guest hits an obstacle, and a guest is disqualified if the baby falls out of the stroller (oops!). The person with the speediest time wins.

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What's the Story?

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Less of a game and more of an activity, "What's the Story" is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. The results also tend to be hysterical. The worse the story, the better, says Wood. But what is "What's the Story?" Think Mad Libs for childbirth pregnancy.

Here's how to play: Create a list of 10 words related to babies, such as "nursery," "bottles," "diapers," etc. Then, brainstorm a list of 10 words that have nothing to do with babies, such as "chainsaw," "automotive store," "arrested," and "beer." Distribute both word lists to each guest and give them five minutes to write a story that includes all 20 words. Take turns reading the hilarious stories out loud. The person who comes up with the funniest tale wins.

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Match the Baby

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Everyone loves looking at baby photos, so let guests show off how cute they were as babes—and see if people can guess who's who. According to Adams, this is a perfect icebreaker at the beginning of a shower.

Here's how to bring the baby shower game idea to life: Ask guests to bring a photo of themselves as a baby. Hang up the photos and label each one with a number. Give the guests 10 minutes to match the baby photos to the guests. The person with the most correct matches wins!

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Wanna Make a Bet?

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Put guests at odds with each other with this baby shower game! Distribute note cards and pens to each guest and remind them of babe-uns official due date. Have them then write down their name and the date they expect baby to be born, and then hand it over to the host with a cool 10 bucks.

After the baby is born, the shower host will send a quick text to guests who attended, announcing the winner. They'll also use the collected cash to purchase an AmEx or Visa gift card and pop it in the mail to the winner.

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Baby Food Taste Test

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Simple, easy, and arguably delicious (we're looking at you, pureed bananas!) you can test your taste buds with a baby food guessing game. The person who guesses the most flavors correctly gets a prize.

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