2 Different Ways to Play The Popular Dirty Diaper Game for Baby Showers

Baby shower games are a must have at any baby shower! Below are two different ways to play one of the most popular games – the Dirty Diaper Game.

The Dirty Diaper Game is a great way to get your guests laughing their tails off at your mother-to-be’s baby shower. Not to worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds!


4-6 Clean Diapers
4-6 Different Candy bars
Pen/paper for each guest (optional)
The instructions are below:

1.) Before your guests arrive, open all the diapers and lay them on a flat surface.

2.) Place a small piece of one candy bar in each diaper (make sure each diaper has a different candy bar inside.)

3.) Microwave each diaper for about 10-20 seconds. After the diapers candy bars are melted, close each diaper slightly so to mush the candy bars. (Make sure the diapers are not shut entirely, because when the chocolate begins to harden, the diapers will stay closed.)

4.) Place each diaper, slightly open on a table.

5.) When your guests arrive, have them survey the “dirty diapers”. Each guest takes a guess at what kind of candy bar is in each diaper. You can have them write down their answers, or play aloud.

6.) The winner is whoever guessed the most correct candy bars.

Here is another variation of the Dirty Diaper Game. It’s a little easier to prepare for, but it certainly gets the same reaction as the first one! Your guests will not be expecting this shower surprise!


Enough Unused Baby Diapers for each guest
Baby Food Jar or Candy Bar
One Basket or container to hold all diapers
Prize for the winner

1.) Prepare for the game before your guests arrive by making one diaper the “surprise” diaper. Do this by creating a mess inside using chocolate or baby food (if you use chocolate, use the microwave to melt the chocolate. Same rules apply as in the first Dirty Diaper Game.) It should look really disgusting. The more realistic the surprise looks, the better the reaction will be.

2.) Place the diapers in a basket and have the baby shower guests choose their diaper. Don’t tell them why they are picking a diaper. After everyone has picked, tell everyone to open their diaper up at the same time. One look at your guests faces and you will know who the winner is immediately. The guest with the messy diaper is the winner and gets a prize!

Prizes can and should be anything you want. Of course, candles are a common prize, but it can be anything you want. Tip: An excellent prize for this baby shower game is the actual candy bar that was placed in the diaper (if you used a candy bar.) You are the hostess, so make it your own! A great place to shop for prizes is a dollar or discount store, because you can get a wide variety of prizes for cheap.

These are great games to play at baby showers, because everyone will be laughing at the silliness that is taking place. The laughter you’ll surely get from your guests will make the mother-to-be remember her baby shower, and your hostessing abilities will certainly be envied.