If you have a friend expecting a little one in their life soon, I have fantastic ideas to help you throw an epic party with virtual baby shower games. Don’t let the fact that it’s not in person stop you from throwing the best party.
While in-person baby showers are slowly coming back, there are always ways you could make a fun celebration virtually.
People from different places can join without taking the time to travel.
So whether you’re planning a Zoom baby shower or want to add some extra fun to your next video chat, read on for some great ideas!
- What Baby Shower Games can you Play Virtually?
- 1. Guessing game
- 2. What is the baby tune?
- 3. The Price is Right: Baby edition.
- 4. Baby item scavenger hunt
- 5. Who’s baby is that?
- 6. Don’t say that!
- 7. Guess Who
- 8. Test your knowledge
- 9. It’s Jeopardy, baby!
- 10. Tell us your advice!
- 11. Birthdate prediction
- 12. The classic Bingo game
- 13. Never have I ever!
- 14. How well do you know my mom?
- 15. Baby word scrabble
- How do you throw a baby shower on Zoom?
- How Long are Virtual Baby Showers?
- How do you Make a Virtual Shower Special?
What Baby Shower Games can you Play Virtually?
If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that you can do almost everything over Zoom. And, virtually is not a wrong way to meet! So, if you are planning a virtual baby shower and are looking for some exciting games to play, look no further. We have a list of the top baby shower game ideas you can play via Zoom that will ensure an unforgettable time.
1. Guessing game
Try the guessing game for the first of many Zoom baby shower games! Have the mother-to-be answer a long list of questions related to babies. This should happen before the party begins. During the shower, guests have the chance to guess the correct answer. Whoever gets the most right wins! Some question examples include the following:
- How much do you think the baby will weigh?
- What do you think the baby’s name will be?
- What day do you think the baby will be born?
- What have you craved the most during pregnancy?
If the gender of the baby is unknown, you can also ask the guests to place their bets on that! Zoom has a helpful feature that allows you to create a poll inside the virtual meeting. Party guests can submit their guesses, and the host can track how many people got right. In the end, the guest with the most points wins.
2. What is the baby tune?
Another party is guessing that baby tune! Have the guests split into two teams. One team will sing a popular song, but they can only do that by using the word “do.” The other team has to guess the correct song name. The team with the most points wins. And to make it more interesting, you can only pick songs with the word “baby” in them.
3. The Price is Right: Baby edition.
Have you ever seen “The Price Is Right”? Well, now you get to play it! Party guests will face off in a challenge to guess how much certain baby items cost. You can either create your own list of common baby items or use items from the mother’s baby registry. This is a fun way to engage all of your attendees!
Each guest will need a pen and paper. The host will announce the first item. Then, the guests each have one minute to come up with their price guesses. Then, they will display those guesses on the screen one at a time. The person with the right, or closest answer, wins the round. If you have the most right at the end of the game, you win!
4. Baby item scavenger hunt
This game is quite simple. After creating a list of common baby items, guests have to get up and look around their own homes for those products. Yes, they can leave their chairs for this! This game helps keep the energy alive. Some of the products you could name are:
- Car seat
Begin the first round with the most common baby product. The first five people to find it and return to the Zoom meeting make it to the next round. During each round, you will introduce a new item until everyone except one guest remains. The last guest is the winner.
5. Who’s baby is that?
Another hilarious game to play is matching famous mothers to their creative (and interesting) baby names. For example, who is Apple’s mother? It’s Gwyneth Paltrow!
To make this work over Zoom, each guest has a celebrity mother that they will have to impersonate. It’s best to give these assignments ahead of time. If you can’t assign celebrity names ahead of time, Zoom’s private message option will allow you to secretly share information with individual guests.
Each guest, when it’s their turn, will begin by saying, “My child’s name is…” They should NOT say the name of the celebrity they are impersonating. All the guests will have a chance to guess who they think that celebrity is. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins.
6. Don’t say that!
This game is fairly simple. At the beginning of the baby shower, you will tell all of your guests that they can not say the word “baby” at any point during the party. The first guest to catch another guest saying the word “baby” gets a point. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins.
7. Guess Who
The parents-to-be have to answer a series of questions prior to the start of the party. Those questions can be anything that the host would like. They could include:
- Who will the strictest parent be?
- How many kids does parent #1 want?
- How many kids does parent #2 want?
- Who will spoil the kid the most?
- Who will want their kid to play sports?
- Who will want their kid to dance?
When someone reads the questions aloud, the guests will respond by raising their hand to vote for either one parent or the other.
8. Test your knowledge
See how much you know with baby shower trivia! It’s not a guessing game, but it does require all participants to download the free Kahoot! app. It’s vital to ensure all the guests have this done before the party starts. To keep the energy upbeat, have everyone download the app beforehand. This will make the game transition easier.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform and is commonly used in schools. Its learning games are user-generated multiple-choice quizzes and everyone can access them through the app or a web browser. This will help everyone stay connected on Zoom while playing the game on another device.
For the trivia game, you could ask questions such as:
- When do babies begin to taste salt?
- Out of the five senses, which one do babies acquire first after birth?
- Are babies born without kneecaps?
- When do babies begin to smile? (What age?)
- How many bones are babies born with?
- At what age can pains begin to feel pain?
- When do babies begin to cry actual tears? (What age?)
- In the 1900s, which color was most associated with baby boys?
You can also come up with questions geared more toward the couple. It is really up to your creative thinking!
9. It’s Jeopardy, baby!
One game that you can’t go wrong with and that is perfect for Zoom is Jeopardy. You can share an interactive Google slide during the party. It’s easy on Zoom! You can use other trivia questions to come up with great content for the game. If you need a little inspiration, you can find some questions here.
10. Tell us your advice!
Even though this isn’t technically a game, it does make for an educational experience for the mother-to-be. Each guest gives a short piece of advice for the expecting parents. You can record it on Zoom or write it down for future reference.
You could also have all the guests write their piece of advice in an email to the mother. They can write it and send it during the allotted time at the party. That way, the mother reads it in real-time. She can read off the pieces of advice or the guests can reach them one by one after they have sent them.
11. Birthdate prediction
Another fun guessing game is having each of the guests estimate when they think the baby will be born. They can guess the exact date, time, weight, and length of the baby. The host will write down the responses or the guests can email them to the host. Once the baby arrives, the person with the correct answer will have a prize mailed to them.
12. The classic Bingo game
Bingo is a great go-to for Zoom baby shower games. It is easily adaptable to a virtual crowd. A couple of days before the party starts, the host will send out a printable Bingo card. (You could send it with the invitation if you’d like.)
The Bingo card should include a free space in the middle and the rest of the boxes will have items from the mother’s registry. Two Bingo cards should not be the same!
As the mother opens the party gifts over the screen, guests will tick off the registry items on their board. Once someone has a whole row complete, they will yell Bingo! You can also play for the blackout at the end.
If you are not planning on opening gifts during the virtual party, you can use the name of common baby products for the Bingo cards. Or, you could use common baby shower words. For example, every time someone says the word “diaper” or “dad” or “mom,” guests can mark off those words on their sheet.
13. Never have I ever!
This is a hilarious twist on that old drinking game. The topics focused on during the game will be funny, crazy, gross, or other things you have done as a parent. Each guest should have a jar of baby food for this game with them. One person will start and say something they have never done. If someone in the group HAS done it, they will have to take a bite of the baby food.
Some examples of good questions are:
- Never have I ever had to wonder if something was poop or chocolate
- Never have I ever has my children vomited on me
- Never have I ever stepped on my kid’s pee on the floor
14. How well do you know my mom?
Guests will have the chance to showcase their knowledge about the mom-to-be! Before the party, the mother will have already answered a series of questions, such as where she grew up, what her favorite color is, basic parenting plans, etc. Guests will get to choose their answers and write them down. Then, the expecting mother will read her answers out loud. The person with the most correct responses wins the game!
15. Baby word scrabble
This is another fun game that will test your guests’ baby knowledge. The guests can either split up into teams or fly solo. The word scramble game consists of various words that have to do with babies appearing on the screen. The words will be all jumbled up! Guests will have to figure out what the word is. The person, or team, who gets the answer right the quickest wins. This is an entertaining game and takes little prep time.
How do you throw a baby shower on Zoom?
It’s a lot easier than it seems! The task may seem daunting, but we have a checklist to help the planning run smoothly.
First, download Zoom and become familiar with the application. You can even send that guide to users who also may not be familiar with the platform. Be sure to set up an account.
After you have figured out Zoom, schedule a date for the shower and choose a co-host, if you need one. Be sure to pick a theme, send out invitations, and decide on decorations for your camera space. You can send out invitations virtually or by mail. Virtually may be best so you can send links to Zoom guides, the registry, and more for guests.
Once you get an idea of how many people will be at the party, pick out the games! You will want to base the games on what the mother would like and what would be best for the group coming.
Don’t forget about the prizes! You will need to ship prizes to people after they win the various games. So, be sure to get their addresses ahead of time. This is also a good time to send out any information you may need from the guests or the mother-to-be for the party.
Next, think about gifts. Will the mom-to-be be opening them at her home? Or will the guests open them for the mother? If guests are going to be opening the gifts for the mother at their own home, make sure they have a way of getting the gift to the mother.
And lastly, send out Thank Yous after the shower to thank all your wonderful guests for coming!
How Long are Virtual Baby Showers?
A virtual baby shower should only be about 90 minutes to two hours. This includes greeting, gifts, games, and chatting. Some baby showers can run longer than two hours, but it’s best to keep your guests for less than that. At that point attention spans start to fade. If you have a larger party, you may have to cut out a game or speed up the gift opening.
How do you Make a Virtual Shower Special?
The most important thing you can do to make sure the virtual baby shower is special is to think about the mom-to-be. What would she like? What is something that would make her happy? Does she like games? If so, what kind?
If you make sure to meet her expectations, the party is sure to be a success.
Hi – I’m Alina and I am a soon to be mom going through the journey of becoming a parent. I am a writer at heart and I love sharing about pregnancy tips and other busy mom hacks.