If you’re on a mission to add a hearty dose of hilarity to your celebration, look no further than the magic of Baby Shower Mad Libs. Yes, you heard it right – those wordy, wacky, and wonderfully wild games that make even the most composed adults burst into laughs and chuckles.
I’ve come up with 5 different variations of Baby Shower Mad Libs for you to use, and I tested them out to ensure hilarity ensues when you try them at your next party. By the time you’re done here, you’ll be a pro at how to play and ready to host the funniest baby shower game there is.
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Why Play Baby Shower Mad Libs?
If you have guests who don’t know each other well, these Mad Libs games are a perfect icebreaker. Laughter is the universal language, after all! Mad Libs bring out the silliest and most unexpected combinations of words, leaving everyone in stitches.
Mad Libs let your guests’ imaginations run wild. You’ll be amazed at the crazy words they come up with, and it’s a fantastic way to bring out everyone’s inner wordsmith.
It’s not just sitting and watching; it’s hands-on, word-hurling action! Guests get to be a part of the fun and contribute to the story.
How To Play Baby Shower Mad Libs
Step 1: Gather the Crew
Before you get started, round up your baby shower squad. Everyone from the soon-to-be parents to the friends, families and coworkers, can take part.
Decide how you’d like to play based on how many games you printed off. You can have each person write their own, work in partners, or as a larger group to create one finished Mad Lib per table.
Step 2: Explain the Game
Wait for the guests to get cozy, then explain the game and give your guests a refresher on how to play. Folks may need a reminder about what is a ‘noun, verb, adjective, adverb’, and so on. You can use this little script to read to your guests if you’d like:
“Ok, everyone, it’s time for some baby shower Mad Lib madness! We’re going to fill in the blank spaces to create a funny story. Here’s how it works:
- I’ll give you a story with numbers in the place of some missing words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.).
- Next to each number, you’ll fill in your most hilarious, wacky words to fill in the blanks.
- We’ll read the stories aloud, and the results will have us all laughing!
- Here’s a quick grammar refresher in case you need it: a noun is a person, place or thing. A verb is an action word. An adjective describes a noun, and an adverb describes a verb. If you get stuck or need some help, give me a shout!
That’s it! Get ready to have fun and let your creativity run wild!”
Step 3: Pass out Supplies
Hand out some pens and a Mad Lib sheet for each baby shower guest. Your guests might also want a cup of tea or a glass of lemonade to set the mood. It’s best if you hand out only the first page (part one of these game sheets) so your guests can’t peek at the story. You’re in for a hilarious game!
Step 4: Fill in the Blanks
Now, this is where the magic happens. Ask your guests to fill in their selection of wacky words. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, or even a random animal can be used if you’re feeling adventurous.
Once your guests have finished writing out their words, it’s time for them to plug them into the Mad Lib. Pass out the second sheet and have your guests put their answers into the story.
Step 6: Read Aloud and Laugh
As the host, take on the role of the storyteller. Read all or some of the Mad Libs aloud, dramatically emphasizing the blanks where your guests’ words go. As you reveal the absurdly funny story, watch everyone burst into laughter.
5 Free Printable Baby Shower Mad Libs
You can use the instant download button to grab the game card for each of these baby shower Mad Libs. They are for your own personal use only, not for resale. You can use your home printer to print whichever pages you like, or get them printed at your local print shop on slightly more heavy-weight cardstock.
Baby Shower Advice Mad Lib
- Your favorite song
- Number under 100
- Baby animal
Make sure you and your husband (1) before the baby arrives! Babies love to (2) at night, which makes it hard for parents to (3)! If your (4) baby won’t stop crying, try to (5) (6) or you can sing (7) (8) and your baby should calm down. Your little one is like a precious (9), and you are their guiding star.
In the next (10) years, you’ll witness a rainbow of emotions, from pure (11) to (12) and the occasional toddler meltdowns. When those moments come, just remember that even the fussiest eater will eventually try (13), and every (14) has his or her own unique personality.
Cute Fairytale Baby Shower Mad Lib
- Mom-to-be’s name
- Verb ending in -ing
- Name of a story or book
- Type of weather
- Adjective ending in -ed
- Adjective ending in -ist
Once upon a time, there was a mom-to-be named (1) who was eagerly preparing for the arrival of her little (2). The nursery was painted in the most (3) shade of (4), and it was filled with (5) (6) decorations.
As the due date approached, (1) couldn’t help but (7) in anticipation. She imagined all the sweet moments with her soon-to-arrive (8) bundle of joy. She dreamed of (9) with her little one, and snuggling up in cozy blankets with her favorite book: (10), or singing a (11) lullaby.
One (12) day, (1)’s water broke and her (13) baby was born. She was so (14) to meet her baby. Her baby is the (15) baby ever!
Baby Predictions Mad Libs
- Plural noun
- A baby’s family member (dad, mom, grandpa…)
- Action noun ending in -er
I’m sure the baby will love me because I’ll give them lots of (1). I think the baby will look like (2) because (2) sort of resembles the baby’s (3). When your baby grows up they will want to be a (4) but if you say no, they’ll become a (5) instead. I also predict your baby will have the cutest (6) hair and cutest (7) eye color. Your (8) little baby is going to be the best (9) ever just like their dad. I can’t wait to meet them!
Nursery Rhyme Mad Libs
The itsy bitsy (1) (2) up the water spout. Down came the (3) and washed the (1) out. Out came the (4) and cleaned up all the (3) and the itsy bitsy (1) went up the spout again.
Baby Song Mad Libs
- W- question word (who, what, when, where, why)
Twinkle twinkle little (1) how I wonder (2) you are. Up above the (3) so high. Like a (4) (5) in the sky. Twinkle twinkle little (1) how I wonder (2) you are.
Additional Tips & Variations
How Can I Make Baby Shower Mad Libs More Fun?
Making baby shower Mad Libs fun is all in how you present the game and the tone or mood you set. Make sure, as the host introducing the game, you keep the mood fun and light.
Give guests the freedom to come up with quirky and unconventional words. The wilder, the better! It leads to more laughter.
Sharing the results dramatically leads to so much fun. As you read the Mad Libs aloud, use animated voices and emphasize the filled-in words. This adds to the humor and entertainment factor.
Can You Play Mad Libs At A Virtual Baby Shower?
Yes, you can play Baby Shower Mad Libs at a virtual shower. There are two great ways to do so. Option number one, send out the playing sheets in advance and ask your guests to print them off before the party. You can lead the game virtually during the shower.
Option two, during the virtual shower, ask your guests to grab a pen and paper and write out the numbers as well as the corresponding type of word for each number they’ll need (for example get them to write out: 1-noun, 2-verb, 3-verb…).
Then give your guests a moment to fill out the words they choose that correspond to each number. Once they’re done, send the full story in the chat function of your virtual shower and ask them to add their chosen words to the blank spots. Then read out their finished Mad Libs!
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Final Thoughts On Baby Shower Mad Libs
Using these Baby Mad Libs is a totally unique way to help you plan the perfect shower for the new bundle of joy on the way. It’s a well-loved addition to baby showers that can help break the ice and get the party started.
I hope my free baby shower game helps take the stress out of your planning and you enjoy this hilarious new take on the game!
From the funny advice you’ll get by using the Baby Shower Advice Mad Lib, to the wacky new nursery rhyme your guests will come up with if you use the Baby Song Mad Lib, you can’t go wrong with these easy and fun free printable party games.