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My Favorite Baby Shower Games

By caitlinhtp |

I am one of those crazy people who not only loves all types of showers (bridal, baby, sun), but also love shower games. The cornier, the better! I was the bride who loved being dressed up in a toilet paper gown at her shower.

Two of my favorite shower games involve diapers. One is just silly fun, but the other creates a wonderful stash of diapers for the momma- and daddy-to-be.

Click through to read about my favorite diaper games. 
The first game is the classic ‘candy bar in the diaper’ game. You’ll need a pack of diapers and a number of candy bars (chocolate bars work best because they can be melted, but other types of candy with distinctive smells, like licorice, work well, too). At the last baby shower that I hosted, I used 12 different types of bars. Take a marker and draw a big number on the front of each diaper. Smash one candy bar into each diaper, making a legend of which bar goes to which diaper. If it’s warm outside, you could probably just put the diapers in the sun (or in your car); when I played this game in the winter, I put the diapers in a glass casserole dish and put them in a 200-degree oven for 15 minutes.

To play the candy bar game, hand out blank pieces of paper with the types of candy bars listed at the top. Have the guests pass around the diapers, smelling each to guess which bar goes in which diaper. Whoever guesses the most diapers correctly wins!

The second game creates a big diaper stash for the parents.

Provide guests with newborn- or new baby-sized diapers (the Huggies Snug & Dry diapers go up to 14 pounds and would be a good option) and permanent markers. Instruct them to write funny or inspiring phrases on the front and back of the diapers so when the new parents are changing diapers, they have messages to read. Examples may include, “My poop don’t stink!” or “You’re the best dad ever.”

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11 thoughts on “My Favorite Baby Shower Games

  1. Jane says:

    I love the idea of inspirational diaper messages, but that candy bar diaper game is disgusting!

  2. Kelly says:

    Sounds fun! I’ll have to remember this for my next baby shower

  3. Stefanie says:

    Haha I have to agree with the comment above. I’ve never heard of writing on diapers, that’s such a cute idea!

  4. Alisa says:

    I’m a fan of the “message” diapers, it’s nice to have encouraging words when dealing wih a blowout at 3:00 am. Also – mom gets to use the diapers you bought for the shower. The candy bar game wastes them. I feel the same way with the “guess the baby food” game. If you keep the jars closed (and guess by color), mom gets to use them later. The food stage comes fast and jars get expensive.

  5. Just Heather says:

    We played the candy bar game at my sister’s shower. It was equal parts disgusting and hilarious!

  6. Meghan says:

    Oh, I am so not a fan of shower games, although I do love the idea of writing messages on the diapers! Such a fun idea.

  7. Patty says:

    I’ve played that candy bar game and the reactions were just too funny!

  8. Texas Mom says:

    How cute to write messages for the new parents!

  9. Kelly K. says:

    MY POOP DON’T STINK! haha i love it! :)

  10. Stephanie Judith says:

    I love baby shower games! they always border on the line of gross and hilarious!

  11. SunnyChanel says:

    Okay, now is the hard part. I need to wait until I get to throw a baby shower for one of my pals so I can play these! Great suggestions, I totally like the messages to the new parents one for example. Thanks for sharing!

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