Are you looking for virtual baby shower games?
Just because your baby shower is virtual doesn’t mean that guests can’t have fun. That’s why choosing the right games is so important. You want baby shower games that will get guests involved and allow them to enjoy this unique virtual experience.
Of course, your traditional baby shower games won’t necessarily work. Requiring guests to print off games is just a hassle and mailing them off becomes a headache. So ditch trying to “virtualify” the unscramble and bingo games.
Instead, I’m going to share the 3 best virtual baby shower games that are easy to plan and execute. Did I mention that they’re fun too?
I’ve played them all and they make for a fun and seamless baby shower.
If you need help planning a virtual baby shower or need an example virtual baby shower agenda, but sure to read this step by step guide for hosting a virtual baby shower.
You can also check out WebBabyShower to help with planning an amazing virtual baby shower, along with games!
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Must Play Baby Shower Games on Zoom
Here are three fun and easy virtual baby shower game ideas that you can try!
1. Online Baby Shower Scavenger Hunt
If you need a way to easily get guests engaged, the scavenger hunt is the perfect game. The concept of this game is quite simple. The host will have a list of baby items that the parents will need and guest will have to find items in their home to do the job.
Yep! Guests will actually have to get up and move with this game. It’ll make for an excited, interactive, and competitive game.
For example, the baby will need a bottle. The first five guests who are able to find a bottle and come back on camera with it make it to the next round. Each round has a new item and elimination until there is one winner.
Some example of items to look for include:
- Something to carry the baby in
The idea is to have items that are associated with babies but anyone can have. Encourage guests to be creative and have fun!
2. The Price is Right
Everyone knows that babies are expensive. This game will test your guests knowledge of how much baby items actually cost.
Just like the show, The Price is Right, guests have to get as close to the right price as possible without going over.
To make it easy, you can use items from the parent’s baby registry or look for common items online. To keeps things consistent, you’ll want to get the most up-to-date price (without sales) from the same retailer.
When calling out items to price, you have to be very clear on what guests are pricing. For example, don’t just say diapers. Include the brand and pack count.
You’ll want to have your guests grab a pen and paper for this game. They’ll be given about a min to come up with their guess and then they must all display it on the screen at the same time.
To make things simple, you can award a winner for each item. If there is a tie, do a tie-breaker with another item.
3. Guessing Game
If the parents haven’t revealed the gender or baby’s name, a guessing game would make things fun. Guests can submit their vote for the baby’s gender and try to guess the baby’s name.
This is simple when you’re using Zoom to host your shower since it has a poll feature built-in. You can read this article on how to create a poll in Zoom.
Another variation of this game is to have the mom answer a list of baby-related questions beforehand that the guests have to guess the answer to.
Some examples of questions include:
- What did you crave the most?
- How much do you think the baby will weigh?
- Who do you think the baby will look like?
- Do you think the baby will come on his/her due date or later?
The person who can guess the most correct answers will win the game.
Again, to avoid any kind of cheating, all guests should write their answers down and display them on camera at once.
Virtual Baby Shower Game Prizes
You can’t have a game without prizes. But, much like the games, you’ll have to get creative. You don’t want to have to mail off gifts, so consider these options instead.
1. Cash prizes
Make things simple by giving cash prizes. When you have a winner, simply have them privately message the host their Cashapp, Zelle, Venmo, or even Paypal information and you can send the money right off! It’s quick and easy and I’m sure your guests will appreciate it.
The amount that you choose to give is completely up to you! I’ve personally won $20 for a game, but I encourage you to do what’s in your budget!
2. Electronic Gift Cards
Gift cards are another easy option for virtual baby shower game prizes. Once you have a winner, you should have them send a private message to you with their email address so that you can email the gift card directly to them.
I prefer gifting Amazon gift cards since it gives them a lot more options. However, anywhere that allows you to purchase electronic gift cards will suffice.
3. Gift Basket
If you still would like to award a physical gift, consider a gift basket that can be shipped to their home. Amazon has some affordable options for spa gift baskets and more.
Again, you’ll need to collect the winner’s information so that you can have it shipped to the correct location. Once you have the address, you can simply change your ship-to address during checkout on Amazon.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime already, you can sign up for their free trial just in time for the shower. This will allow the winner to get their prize the next day or two!
How to plan your online baby shower
Nailing down your online baby shower games is just one aspect of your virtual baby shower. But do you have a virtual baby shower agenda? Are you squared away on a virtual baby shower platform?
Those are all things that you need to think about while you consider which games you’ll play.
Check out this ultimate guide to planning & hosting a virtual baby shower.