A successful shower game is easy to play, appeals to all ages, and does not overly embarrass the honoree (or, worse, her mother).
If you’re throwing a baby shower, ask each guest to bring a photograph of herself as an infant. String the pictures along a wall with a clothesline and pins, and have guests try to decipher one adorable face from the next. You can keep it casual and have guests point out their pictures as they walk down the line. Or, to make a true game out of it, number the clothespins and have guests write down guesses as to which pin is holding whose photo. Keep a master list and act as judge. Added benefit: The clothesline doubles as a sweet decoration, and you can hang some of the cute shower loot—onesies, booties, bibs— on the line when the honoree is opening her gifts.