I’m at that point in my life where everyone around me is having their 2nd (or 3rd) child, like everyone. Most of my close friends who had babies the same year as my son either have had their second already or are pregnant and due any day. One of the trends that I’ve noticed lately is that instead of hosting full out baby showers for second (or 3rd) time moms, people are hosting smaller parties called “Baby Sprinkles.” These hilarious baby shower games are perfect for a baby sprinkle (or a baby shower), especially a “Sprinkled with Luv,” themed one! Thanks to Luvs for sponsoring this post.
All of these games are Minute to Win It style games and depending on the number of guests attending the baby sprinkle, there are three different ways you can play them. You choose. No matter which way you choose, I guarantee they’ll still be fun. And I’ve designed the games so that they are all family-friendly, so feel free to invite kids and husbands along with the women!
- Style #1: Man vs. Clock – In this version, one player will be trying to beat the clock for each game. So for instance, they will have to try and get all of the sprinkles from one bottle to another within a minute (hence the Minute to Win It). If they do, they win a prize. If not, let someone else have a shot. If you go with this style, I recommend choosing a different person for each game.
- Style #2: Head to Head – In this style, you’ll pick two players for each game who will going head to head against each other playing a game rather than trying to beat the clock. So you’ll give each person a bottle and see who can get the sprinkles from one bottle to the next first. The first person to finish wins the prize. Again, rotate through pairs for each game, repeating players as necessary.
- Style #3: Team Competition – In this style, you’ll split your group into two (or 3 or 10 depending on the number of guests) teams. For each game, teams must choose one player to compete head to head in the game with the other teams. So for instance, each team will be given a bottle and the first team to finish will receive 10 points, the second team will receive 5, etc. This works best if you have quite a few people and is a good way to get everyone involved cheering for their team.
Hilarious Baby Sprinkle or Baby Shower Games
I’ve included 20 different baby sprinkle games that incorporate baby items and sprinkles throughout. If you’re looking for just baby shower games, feel free to skip the ones that are sprinkle specific if they don’t make sense for your party. And you by no means have to do all of these, this list is meant to be a long list for you to choose from, not a list of games that you have to play all together. Pick your favorites and go with those. If you’d like to play all of these games, you’ll need the following:
- Baby bottles
- Double-sided tape
- Mini Clothespins
- Baby wipes
- Diaper Bag
- Nursery Rhymes
- Hospital Bin Bathtubs
- Colored ping pong balls
- Laundry Basket
- Hooded Towel
- Luvs Diapers
#1 – Bottle to Bottle
Fill one baby bottle (long skinny bottles like these work best) with sprinkles then put a piece of double-sided tape or paper with a medium size hole in it over the opening of the bottle (no nipple). Take another bottle and put it upside down (so the two openings are touching) on the other bottle and tape together. Players must transfer sprinkles from one bottle to the other bottle to win.
#2 – Sprinkle Sort
Buy a package of the large multi-colored sprinkles and pour a spoonful into a cup. Put the cup in the middle of a small table (or other surface) and surround the cup with other small cups, the number of cups around the perimeter should be equal to the number of colors of sprinkles. For the game, players must sort the sprinkles by color into the cups. This set of sprinkles would be perfect because you could divide them up evenly easily!
#3 – Diaper Hang
Provide players with a bucket full of Luvs diapers and mini clothespins like these ones. Players must hang as many diapers as possible using just the mini clothespins on a string or clothesline in the allotted time.
#4 – Nipple Toss
Remember those nipples you took out of the bottles for the bottle to bottle game? It’s time to use them. This game is played in pairs. One player will have 5 (or another number) of the bottle nipples and have to toss them over to their partner who has to try and catch them on a chopstick. If they catch one, they can put it in their “caught” pile. If they drop it, it returns to the tossing player to try again.
#5 – Diaper Fashion
Give players a box of Luvs diapers (this size is perfect) and challenge them to attach as many diapers as possible to themselves within the time. Players can attach the diapers however they want, whatever works best for them.
#6 – Ice Ice Baby
Before the party, buy some of the mini plastic babies and freeze them into ice cubes. For this game, give each player one ice cube and the first player to melt their ice cube and get their baby out first wins.
#7 – Sprinkle Food All Around
Fill a bucket with sprinkles and put it on a table. Setup a table or desk across the room with empty baby food jars. For this game, players must use a spoon that they hold in their mouth (no hands) to transfer sprinkles from the bucket to the empty baby food jar. First person to fill the baby jar (or has the most sprinkles in the time) wins.
#8 – Blindfolded Blocking
Blindfold each player and sit them in front of a pile of blocks (use these alphabet ones then give to mom-to-be as a gift). Players must build a stack of blocks as high as possible in the allotted time. If their stack falls over, they can start again. Alternate version – give each player a partner and allow them to help direct their block stacking.
#9 – Wipe Out
Give each player a large pack of wipes. Players must use one hand to pull out all of the wipes from the container. First player to empty all of the wipes wins. These are our favorite wipes, perfect for this game and for actually using later!
#10 – Sprinkle It Out
Give each player a cup full of sprinkles. First player to write out “Boy” or “Girl” (depending on what type of sprinkle you’re hosting) with just sprinkles wins.
#11 – Chop Binky
Players must use a chopstick held in their mouth (no hands) to pick up binkies from a table. First player to pick up a certain number of binkies or player that picks up the most in the allotted time wins. Make sure to use binkies like these ones so the chopstick fits through the handle.
#12 – Pink or Blue?
Fill a cup with all blue sprinkles other than one pink sprinkle (or vice versa if it’s a girl baby sprinkle). Give each player a pre-prepared cup and the first player to find the opposite color sprinkle wins.
#13 – Lost Sock Hunt
Give each person a diaper bag (one with lots of pockets like this one would be great) filled with all of the typical things you might find in a diaper bag (diapers, snacks, toys, clothes, etc.) including a blue or pink sock. Teams must search through the diaper bag to be the first one to find the hidden sock.
#14 – Name that Nursery Rhyme
Before the party, put together a pile of index cards that have lines from nursery rhymes on them. Players must pick a card from the pile and name the correct nursery rhyme as quickly as possible. Once they name one, they can move onto the next card and try to get as many as possible in the minute. Players can pass if they don’t know it, but they can’t come back and try it again. Don’t know your nursery rhymes? Get the words in this nursery rhyme book that my toddler loves!
#15 – Box Balance
Give each player an empty Luvs diapers box. Players must balance the box on their head as long as possible. If this it too difficult for your players, allow them to use one hand to help balance the box.
#16 – Bathtub Bounce
Setup a table with one of those small baby bathtubs (like these bins moms get from the hospital) at the end and fill it with water. Players must bounce ping pong balls from one side of the table to the other, trying to get as many ping pong balls into the bathtub as possible in the minute. For a little added fun, try these pink ping pong balls or these blue ones.
#17 – Spin the Bottle
Give each person an empty baby bottle (or fill it with sprinkles to make it harder to spin) and a piece of paper with the letters “BOY” or “GIRL” in the corners. The player must be the first to spin the bottle and have it land on all of the letters to spell the word Boy or Girl.
#18 – Don’t Drop the Diaper
This game is played in pairs of two. Give one player an empty Luvs Diapers and give the other player the diapers from the box. One player has to toss diapers across the room to the other player who has to catch them in the box. The team that catches the most diapers or team that catches the most in the time wins.
#19 – Matchmaker
Fill a laundry basket with baby clothes. Players must go through the laundry basket and put together as many complete outfits (including matching socks, a hat, mittens, etc.) as possible in the time.
#20 – Hooded Towel Race
Before the game, setup a course using stuffed animals, Luvs diaper boxes, etc. that players will have to go around like an obstacle course. Give each player a hooded towel and time them as they scoot on the towel on the ground from one end of the obstacle course to the other and back.
Need more baby shower game ideas? I just posted this great collection of 20 MORE hilarious baby shower games! Everything from really active games to simple ones people can sit down to play (and laugh) as a group!
Other Great Baby Shower Games
Pin the Pacifier
Baby Word Scramble
Baby Shower Bingo
The Price is Right Baby Shower Game
My Water Broke Baby Shower Game
Tummy Measure Game
Baby Shower Ball Toss
Who Knows Mommy Best Game
The Dirty Diaper
What’s In Your Diaper Bag?
Great Baby Shower Game Prize Ideas
Lip Balm in Matching Colors
MAC Oh Baby Lip Gloss
Gift Set of Baby Books (these are our favorite!)
Oh Boy Snacks
Manicure/Pedicure Set or Gift Card
Fuzzy Socks (for chasing the kids around all day)
Sweet Baby Treat Box
Baby Bottle Filled with Treats
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