How to Play the Candy Bar Diaper Game

candy bar diaper game

What’s a baby shower if there aren’t games to play to liven up the atmosphere and get everyone to enjoy? If you’re in a bind, you don’t have to worry, as there are still some fun baby shower games you can play during the event. One of those is the candy bar diaper game. This article will walk you through what it is, the rules, and some other alternatives you may consider if you plan to push through with this game.

How Do You Play the Candy Bar Diaper Game?

There are two different games that are often called the “Candy Bar Diaper Game.” You can choose whichever option best suits your party, personal style, and the interests of the guests attending your baby shower.

Option 1 – The Candy Bar Diaper Quiz Game

The candy bar diaper quiz game is pretty straightforward. Before the game begins, make sure that you have these materials ready:

  • List of questions
  • Diapers
  • Different types of candy bars

Step 1: Start by preparing the materials you need. Write down a list of questions that the players would have to answer. Make sure that the questions are related to the mother and the baby.

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Step 2: Once the materials are ready, assign each player a diaper and place a candy bar on top of each diaper.

Step 3: Once everyone has their diaper and candy bar, it’s time to start the game. Read out each question one by one and let the players answer it. Whoever got the correct answer first gets to keep the candy bar on top of the diaper.

Step 4: Once all the questions are answered, and candy bars taken, count the number of diapers each player has.

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To play the candy bar diaper game, make sure you have enough diapers and candy bars for every participant.

Option 2 – The Melted Candy Bar Diaper Game

Another alternative is to melt the candy bars in the diapers. Here is what you will need for this game:

  • Diapers
  • Different types of candy bars
  • Bowls to melt the candy bars (make sure to melt each candy bar separately)
  • A writing utensil
  • Paper to write on

The object of this version of the game is to correctly guess which melted candy bar is in each diaper.

Step 1: Before the guests arrive, melt each candy bar and smear it inside of a diaper.

Step 2: Have your guests sit in a circle and begin passing each diaper around the circle.

Step 3: Each participant examines the “dirty diaper.” They can use sight and smell, but they are not to taste the melted candy.

Step 4: After examining the diaper, each participant will silently write down their guess of what kind of candy bar was inside the diaper.

Step 5: After all diapers have been passed around, examined, and guests have made their guesses, reveal what candy was inside each diaper.

Step 6: Participants then total their score of which diapers they guessed correctly. The person with the most correct guesses is the winner!

candy bar diaper game
Test your guests’ candy bar knowledge with the melted candy bar or “dirty diaper” game.

What Are Some Rules for the Game?

To make sure that everyone has a fair chance of winning, here are some of the rules to follow when playing this baby shower game:

  • Every player gets one turn to guess the answer to the question.
  • In the case of a tie, the players who are tied get to keep their candy bars.
  • The questions for the candy bar diaper quiz game must be related to the mother and the baby.
  • Play the game in a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
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Take note that these rules may vary depending on the number of participants and the crowd’s convention when breaking multiple ties, if there are any. Make sure to establish the rules well before the game and that everyone understands them.

How Many Players Do You Need for the Candy Bar Diaper Game?

There really is no limit to the number of players who can play either version of the candy bar diaper game. This game’s beauty is that it’s flexible enough to accommodate a crowd, no matter the size.

However, if you want everyone to have a fair chance of winning, keep the number of players to around 8 to 10.

What Candy Bars Do You Use for the Diaper Game?

The candy bars you use for the dirty diaper baby shower game can be anything you like. You can pick your favorite chocolate candy bar or the ones that best suit the theme of your baby shower.

Some chocolate bar brands you may include are Snickers, Milky Way, Reese, Almond Joy, KitKat, Baby Ruth, Hershey’s, Butterfinger, Mr. Goodbar, and Twix, to name a few.

If you are hosting a virtual baby shower, use your creativity to create a substitute for candy bars and diapers for the candy bar diaper quiz game. In this case, consider using downloaded images or even tokens. Just give the actual prizes when the participants drop by.

For option 2, you can play the melted candy bar diaper game, but participants will only be able to examine the diaper on screen via Zoom. This would be a more challenging version, but you can make this option work for a virtual baby shower.

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For both versions of the candy bar diaper game, make sure you have a wide variety of candy bars.

How Do You Melt Candy Bars for the Diaper Game?

If you want melted candy bars to look like poop for the candy bar game, start by preheating the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, melt the candy bars in a bowl using 30-second intervals.

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Stir the mixture in between intervals until the candy bars are completely melted. Once melted, you can spread the melted candy bars over the diapers. Let them cool for a few minutes before the guessing game begins.

You can also melt the candy bars in a microwave. Place each candy bar in a microwave-safe dish, and microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Once each candy bar is melted, spread it over the diaper.

What Are Good Prizes for Baby Shower Games?

The prizes you give out during the baby shower games should always be associated with the event. Here are some good ideas for baby shower game prizes:

  • Different kinds of personal care items
  • Gift baskets
  • Gift cards
  • Specialty items
  • Handmade goodies


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