If you’re looking for the perfect game for your next baby shower, look no further than the classic game of Baby Shower Bingo. We all know that watching the new mom or new parent open up baby shower gifts can be an exciting part of the party, but Baby Shower Bingo takes it up a notch with some extra fun! It’s a great way to make your guests feel involved while the baby gifts are being opened.
My free Baby Shower Bingo game cards are the perfect way to take the stress out of your shower! Just use the instant download in this article and print off enough cards at home for your guests. Let’s dive in and I’ll tell you how to play as well as the tips and tricks you can use to have the best baby shower ever.
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Why Play Baby Shower Bingo?
Baby Shower Bingo is an absolute must for any celebration because it adds an extra layer of fun and engagement to the party atmosphere. It’s not just a game; it’s a chance for guests to actively participate in the festivities, eagerly marking off squares as they anticipate the next baby-related item or word. It’s a great game for a large group, there are very few supplies needed and free printables make it even easier!
How To Play Baby Shower Bingo
1) Prepare Bingo Cards:
Download the free printable Baby Shower Bingo cards in this article! I’ve done the tough part for you.
2) Explain The Game:
Explain the rules to the guests before the gift opening begins. Let them know that they’ll be filling in the blanks with items they predict the mom-to-be will receive as gifts. For example, “baby blanket,” “diapers,” or “onesies” could be some of the items on the card.
3) Distribute Cards and Pens:
Hand out the bingo cards and pens to each guest as they arrive. Make sure everyone has what they need to participate.
4) Marking Off Squares:
As the gifts are revealed when the mom-to-be opens them, guests cross off the corresponding squares on their bingo cards if the items match their predictions. The goal is to get a straight line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) marked off.
5) Shout “Bingo!”:
The first guest to complete a line and shout “Bingo!” is the winner. You can continue playing additional rounds for more chances to win.
Have small prizes ready for the winners. Consider baby-themed items, candles, or other small treats as tokens of appreciation.
- Bingo Cards
- Optional – bingo daubers
Tips For Success
Encourage creativity and allow guests to get creative with their bingo card predictions.
Offer small prizes for each round of bingo or for different variations (diagonal, vertical, horizontal). This keeps the excitement level high throughout the gift-opening session. You could also consider offering a large prize for any guest who gets a ‘black out’, crossing off every square on their bingo card!
Play some light and cheerful background music to enhance the overall ambiance. It helps maintain a lively atmosphere, especially during pauses in the game.
Thank guests for their participation and excitement. Let them know their energy and enthusiasm contributed to making the baby shower truly special.
Free Printable Baby Shower Bingo Cards
Whether your shower is for a baby girl or baby boy, there’s a bingo card to fit your baby shower theme. You can download the pink, blue, or white printable cards to match your color scheme.
Download your free printable Baby Shower Bingo cards in pdf format for personal use only. With this digital download, you can print them at your local print shop on light card stock, or print them at home on your printer.
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What kind of items should you write in baby shower bingo squares?
There are tons of different items that might be inside the gifts at a baby shower! You’ll want to add gifts you think the mom-to-be will open, which include gifts you personally brought to the shower (you know you’ll be able to cross off those squares!).
Here are some things guests might add to their baby shower bingo cards that are likely gifts.
Baby Shower Bingo Word List:
- Diaper bag
- Gift card
- Bottle warmer
- Baby monitor
- Teething toys
- Baby carrier
- Baby wrap
- High chair
- Board book
Common Baby Shower Bingo Questions
Are Baby Shower Bingo cards pre-filled, or do we fill them in ourselves?
It’s possible to play Baby Shower Bingo either with pre-filled squares or to fill them in yourself. The free printable bingo cards provided here are blank so the shower guests will fill them in themselves with items they guess will be opened in the gifts.
What happens if two people get bingo at the same time?
If the host has multiple prizes, it’s possible for two people to say Bingo at the same time and both receive a prize. If there is only one prize available, first double check the cards to verify someone has won, then if both people are winners you can have them battle it out for the prize with a game of rock, paper, scissors.
Can I use the same gift item for multiple squares on my baby shower bingo card?
No, you cannot use the same gift item for multiple squares on your baby shower bingo card. There should be a unique item in each square of your card.
What are some good prize ideas for winning Baby Shower Bingo?
Here are a few small and large prize ideas. If you’re looking for more prize ideas, check out this article for Diaper Raffle Prize Ideas to get more inspiration!
- Small Prize Ideas:
- Scented Candles
- Bath Bombs or Shower Steamers
- Mini Succulent Plants
- Gourmet Chocolate Bars
- Big Prize Ideas:
- Spa Gift Set (with bath products, body lotion, and a loofah)
- Coffee or Tea Gift Basket
- Customized Photo Frame
- Mini Bluetooth Speaker
How many games do you play at a baby shower?
Depending on how long you’d like your baby shower to last, it’s typical to play 3-5 baby shower games or activities.
Final Thoughts on Baby Shower Bingo
This game isn’t just about marking off squares or shouting “Bingo!” It’s about weaving laughter into the fun of your next baby shower, turning ordinary moments into the very best memories.
Happy bingo-ing, and I hope your baby shower is nothing short of spectacular! Stick around Mama’s Buzz for more baby shower advice and resources!