Baby Shower Games: Pop-Culture Games

Embrace your pop-culture addiction with these fun games, all centered around movies, T.V., and celebs.
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March 2, 2017
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Game: Name That Kid
What you need: Paper and pens for each guest.
How to play:  Think of your favorite childhood T.V. shows that centered around a family or had a cast of characters including kids. Now start brainstorming questions that will make your guests have to guess the kids’ names. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. What was the name of Ross and Rachel’s baby on Friends?
2. Remember Step by Step? Name the Fosters _and _Lambert kids.
3. Name the 3 kids on The Simpsons: Bart, Maggie and Lisa
4. Name the 4 children on Family Ties: Alex, Mallory, Jennifer, Andy.
5. Name the 5 Huxtable kids on The Cosby Show: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy
6. Name the Tanner kids on Full House: DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle

Whoever gets the most right wins.

Game: Finish The Baby Rhyme
What you need: Baby rhyme book
How to play: Have the mother-to-be read aloud a line from a popular nursery rhyme — but have her leave out a random word or two from the line. The guests then have to guess what the missing word/phrase is. Whoever can guess the most is the winner.

Need some ideas? Here’s a sample:

  1. Mary had a little lamb, it’s _____________ was white as snow.
  1. Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any _____________?
  1. Mary, Mary, quite _____________, how does your garden grow?
  1. Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, and how do you think ____________ _____________ ____________?
  1. Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, _________________ ________________!
  1. Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner, eating his ______________ pie;
  1. Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, eating her ________________ and _______________.
  1. Peter Piper picked a peck of ____________ _____________.
  1. One, two, buckle my shoe, three four, _____________ at the door.
  1. Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater, had a wife but couldn’t ____________ her.
  1. Old Mother Hubbard, went to the _______________.
  1. There was an old woman, who lived in a _______________.
  1. Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no ___________.
  1. Hey diddle, diddle, the ____________ and the fiddle.
  1. Rock-a-bye baby, on the __________________.

And now for the answers:

  1. fleece 2) wool 3) contrary 4) they got there 5) Baker’s man
  2. Christmas 7) curds, whey 8) pickled peppers 9) knock 10) keep
  3. cupboard 12) shoe 13) lean 14) cat 15) treetop

Game: Mother, Mother, Who Am I?
What you need: Paper and pens for each guest.
How to play: The host gives clues about famous moms and each guest has to write their best guess down. Need help? Think of some pretty famous moms that everyone would know — like Kate Gosselin, Angelina Jolie, and Nicole Richie — and start jotting down some of their main traits/things they’ve done that can be good clues for your guests.
Game: Guess the Celeb Baby
What you need: Before the baby shower, find 10-15 pictures of different celebrities’ babies. Number the pictures and paste them on a poster board. Then get pens and paper for each guest.
How to play: After looking over the poster board, each guest has to try and guess who the celebrity children are. (Think: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Suri Cruise, and Cruz Beckham.) Whoever gets the most correct wins.

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Game: Guess the Pregnant Celeb
What you need: Pictures of celebrities who are pregnant, with their faces covered, pens and paper
How to play: Each player has to guess the names of the celebs from the pictures on the poster board. Whoever gets the most wins.

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