14 Baby Shower Yard Games That Don’t Suck

Play any of these 14 baby shower yard games at your outdoor party. Your guests will love these activities that get them moving and laughing with everyone at the baby shower.

These outdoor baby shower game ideas have everything from relays to tossing games. We have also included games where a group can compete against another. 

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But what if you choose to have a baby shower inside, and it’s purely online? Fret not, as we’ve also reviewed the best baby shower virtual games


14 Baby Shower Yard Games You’ll Actually Want To Play


Laundry race

Pin diapers over a string, like a busy parent cleaning baby laundry. You can also play upbeat songs as guests play this game. 


  • Diapers 
  • Clothespins
  • String, fishing line, or ribbon

How to play: 

  1. Set up a string across one spot of the yard to the other; you can use two umbrella stands with pipes across each other and tie the string between them
  2. Give the participating guests a bucket full of diapers and clothespins
  3. Players will compete on hanging diapers on the string within an allotted time
  4. Whoever has hanged the most diapers on the string wins


Diaper race

Try this fun co-ed baby shower game to play in the yard. Guests compete in changing diapers, and you can have team mom versus team dad. 


  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby dolls
  • Baby blankets 

How to play:

  1. Divide everyone into two teams: you can also group guests as team dad or team mom at a co-ed baby shower
  2. Have each team stand in a line and hand the person in front of each line a baby doll wearing a diaper and receiving blanket
  3. Once the game starts, the person holding the doll will remove the blanket, wipe its bum with baby wipes, change its diaper, and swaddle it with the blanket before handing the “cleaned” baby doll to the next person in line
  4. The entire team will continue the relay, and the first group to finish will win


Diaper toss

Take advantage of the space with diaper toss if you have a massive yard. You can even play this game at the pool. 


  • Rolled up diapers

How to play:

  1. Group the players into pairs and have them stand across each other at the yard
  2. Have each pair toss the diaper back and forth, with each successful toss a step back away from the other
  3. Pairs that drop the diaper will be eliminated, and the remaining pair will win the game


Stroller relay

Get creative with your obstacle course in the baby shower stroller relay. This is guaranteed a fun game at the yard because of the venue space. 


  • Baby dolls
  • Strollers
  • Props for the obstacle course

How to play:

  1. Split the guests into two teams 
  2. Give each team a doll in a stroller
  3. The first person of each group will push the stroller through the yard; be creative with the obstacle course and maximize your available space
  4. After finishing the course, the person takes the baby out and hand it to the next person
  5. The person will strap the doll back into the stroller and go through the course
  6. The team that finishes the relay faster than the other wins

Because this baby shower game is exhausting, rewarding the winning people with something amazing is only fitting. Read baby shower game prizes for ideas on what gifts to get the game winners. 


Bobbing pacifiers

A fun baby shower yard game to play, especially during the hot weather, is bobbing pacifiers. You can even play it at the pool. 


  • Pacifiers
  • Plastic bowls with water

How to play:

  1. Arrange the water-filled plastic bowls in a row
  2. Pour pacifiers into each bowl
  3. Have the guests line up with hands behind their backs, and they can start diving for pacifiers; this is also a great game if it’s a summer baby shower and it’s hot in the yard


Don’t Drop The Baby

Have an art activity and a baby shower game in one. This is also a great game if you have children at the baby shower.


  • Eggs
  • Spoons
  • Markers

How to play:

  1. Give an egg to each participating guest, and they can decorate it with markers 
  2. Have the guests put their egg on a spoon which they’ll hold with their mouth
  3. The guests will race from one point to another
  4. Whoever does not drop their eggs win


Bottle toss

Test the teamwork of baby shower guests in a game of bottle toss. The yard is the perfect venue for this activity. 


  • Chopsticks
  • Baby bottles

How to play:

  1. Take off the nipples of the baby bottles
  2. Give the nipple bottle tops to each player 
  3. The player will then toss the bottle top to their partner who’s holding a chopstick
  4. Whoever catches the most bottle tops wins


Rock a bye baby

Since you have the baby shower in the yard, why not have catapult games? The baby shower theme inspires this unique game. 


  • Little plastic babies
  • Buckets or box
  • Baby pajamas

How to play:

  1. Have the guests in pairs and give them a pair of baby pajamas and a bucket of plastic babies
  2. Arrange the bucket across the pair
  3. The pair will hold their pajama on either end and put a baby in the middle
  4. They will use the pajama like a slingshot and try to shoot as many babies into the bucket 


Duck toss

Toy ducks are among the most iconic prop items at the baby shower. But did you know that they can also be game props?


  • Small toy ducks
  • Buckets

How to play:

  1. Arrange everyone into pairs and give each pair a bucket of small toy ducks
  2. Set an empty bucket across each pair in the yard
  3. One person from each team will be across the bucket and the other between their partner and the empty bucket
  4. The player from each pair will toss the toy ducks over their partner’s head and try to shoot them into the bucket
  5. The first to shoot a specific number of ducks win


Swedish fish toss

Food tossing games are always fun at any yard party. And for the baby shower, guests can toss Swedish fish or any small treat based on the party theme. 


  • Swedish fish

How to play:

  1. Group the baby shower guests into pairs
  2. Hand each pair a bag of Swedish fish
  3. One person will stand across from their partner in the yard
  4. The other person will toss Swedish fish to their partner
  5. The partner will catch the fish with their mouth, and then they’ll switch
  6. Whoever catches the most fish wins


Sock hunt

This looks surprisingly harder than it looks. You can always get creative on hiding the missing pair.


  • Baby items
  • Diaper bag for each team
  • One baby sock from a pair 

How to play:

  1. Group the guests into two teams
  2. Fill the diaper bag with baby items like diapers, clothes, toys, and other baby essentials
  3. Hide the baby sock in the bag
  4. Set a timer, and whoever’s the first one to find the sock wins 


Baby sitter

Balloon popping is a hilarious party game perfect for the baby shower in the yard. Who would’ve thought a four-letter word is hard to spell?


  • Balloons
  • Paper
  • Pen

How to play:

  1. Spell out the word baby on pieces of paper; one letter per piece of paper
  2. Put one letter paper in every four balloons
  3. Blow up the balloons 
  4. Guests will sit and pop the balloons
  5. Whoever’s the first one to spell out “baby” wins


Hooded towel race

Another race to try at the yard for the baby shower is the hooded towel race. You can even give the guests their towels as memorabilia for the party. 


  • Hooded towels
  • Props for obstacles at the yard

How to play:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams
  2. Prepare a course through the yard; you can set up obstacles like stuffed animals or anything sizable they can go around to 
  3. Have the players wear the hooded towels
  4. The fastest team to finish the race wins 


Baby Got Back

Bring the competitive side of your guests to the light with this hilarious game of toss. No babies are harmed. 


  • String
  • Hooks
  • Mini plastic babies

How to play:

  1. Tie a string to each hook as long as needed for throwing them from across the hard
  2. Prepare a table across from the players and fill it with the plastic babies 
  3. Have each person stand across and opposite the table
  4. Start the timer as the player toss the hook to try and catch the babies
  5. They must bring the babies back to them 
  6. Whoever hooked the most number of babies win


How Long Do Baby Shower Yard Games Usually Last?

Baby shower yard games can last between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the style of the game. Relay games may last longer than simple tossing games, for example. 

The number of participants in each game can also extend or shorten the game. And at a baby shower, you’ll usually play three games, so it’s best to pick a variety of activities so that guests can experience different set-ups. 

When planning the outdoor baby shower schedule, you should also count the time for preparing the set-ups, especially in races where you’ll need to arrange the obstacle course. You might also need a minute or two to explain the mechanics of each game. 

If you want more variety from the list above, here are the top baby shower games to try. 


How Many People Can Play A Baby Shower Yard Game At One Time?

There are no rules on how many people play each baby shower yard game. Some games have guests in pairs, others in groups, and some are individuals. 

Baby showers usually have around 30 guests, so everyone can participate in the games if they want to. Yard games are active games that are better to be played with many people. 

You also don’t want to get everyone exhausted after just the first game. Therefore, you can have guests pick the games they want to participate in. 


What Can You Do Instead Of Games At An Outdoor Baby Shower?

There are other fun ways to utilize your outdoor baby shower venue, like the yard. Try any of these activities if you don’t want to play games.


Decorating stations

Everyone enjoys arts and crafts, and you can set up decorating stations outdoors for the guests and expecting parents to play with. You can provide blank onesies, bibs, and blankets with pens, paints, and sewing kits. 

You also don’t have to stay within the baby shower theme. Perhaps the mom-to-be will enjoy an afternoon of rhinestone painting, or you can have everyone in a circle as they pass around a blank canvas to continuously paint. 


Food stations

Take advantage of the outdoors and set up delicious interactive food stations. Guests can make their own pizzas, sandwiches, salads, cupcakes, cakes, or sundaes. 

Some recipes are surprisingly cheap to set up, and you can still satisfy the guests with various options. For example, a waffle station is affordable since the batter is inexpensive, and you can still offer different syrups and toppings. 


Baby advice cards

The host can give everyone colored paper and decorating kits to play with and write thoughtful messages to the expecting parents. Alternatively, the host can print cards that guests can fill up. 

You can write baby predictions and advice that the new parents will surely appreciate. You can include humorous facts that other parents might want to share with those taking care of a baby for the first time. 



A unique gift idea for the baby shower is a photo shoot. If you’re having the party at a gorgeous yard or garden, you can set up a photo booth or hire a photographer. 

Get creative with themes, or you can also DIY the activity. For example, give guests polaroids of their best shoots from the baby shower.



And that’s it! We hope this list of the best baby shower yard games have helped you plan your outdoor baby shower activities. 

Consider the size of the yard and the props you’ll need so that you can pick the best baby shower yard games. And, of course, have a variety of games from relays and tosses to keep everyone excited with the different setups and game mechanics. 

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