A baby shower is an amazing way to celebrate such an exciting time in two parents-to-be’s life, and while you hear a lot about all-female baby shower events for the mother, have you heard of a co-ed party? It’s becoming more and more common for both parents to ditch the exclusivity and both have their loved ones together to celebrate each of them at the same time with the same baby shower extravaganza. This unique event is an unforgettable one, and it allows the mom and dad to be the ability to share even more ‘baby love’ together. Since it’s a bigger party than usual, you’ll have to ensure that you have plenty of games for guests to enjoy as well!
Some great games that you can start almost instantly as the baby shower event gets going include guess who type games, balloon games, gender reveal activities, or baby word scrambler games. With a guessing activity, each guest has a famous baby name taped to their back and for the first bit of the party, they have to go around talking to other guests trying to guess what name is on his/her back. This is a particularly wonderful icebreaker activity for when guests initially arrive. A most popular and extremely interactive and entertaining balloon themed game is the Blow Pop Balloon game. Here, all guests are split into teams (men versus women is extremely entertaining if you can manage to do it) and everyone gets their own balloon. Each team member has to blow up their balloon and put it under their shirt, and then the next player follows, and so on. Then, once every team member has an inflated balloon, each must go down the row and pop. Whichever team finishes all this first wins!
Baby word scramble is also a fast-paced and fun activity that gets every guest in on the action. Baby related words are scrambled up on pieces of paper and guests have to be quick to unscramble as many words as possible. Gender reveal is also a fantastic way to get everyone excited and involved. The mother and father to be can do this by filling balloons with pink or blue confetti and popping the balloons for guests to see, or a cake can be cut and given to every guest for him or her to be able to see the actual inside which would be dyed blue or pink.
Another favorite activity that lasts the entire baby shower event is the Egg game. As each guest arrives, he or she receives their very own egg and are not allowed to be without this little egg for the entire party. So what’s the catch? Whoever has the most eggs at the end of the day wins, as most guests are sure to drop, break, or just forget about their egg all together! Another idea for a silly activity that keeps guests both busy and laughing is a particularly unique drawing game. Each guest gets a plate or canvas to place on top of their head as they attempt to draw a baby in this position. Every player is timed and when that time is up, the best, worst, and most hilarious drawings can be winners.
Trivia games are also a big hit at a co-ed baby shower. For parents and non-parents alike, a parenting trivia game is especially fun, and lots of giggles ensue as each player answers “What would you do?” parenting questions. It’s also remarkably fascinating to see just how different answers vary based on gender!
Perhaps the most entertaining games of all include Guess the Baby food and Whodunit. Guess the Baby food is pretty self-explanatory—guests taste mystery baby food and have to guess what flavor it is. For Whodunit, this gets guests to know the new parents even better. Both the mom and dad to be will post up ten or so facts about themselves as children and guests have to guess who did or said each fact.
Regardless if your co-ed baby shower event is full of tons of games or just a couple special ones, this is a party that will be remembered for years to come—especially by the two lovebirds themselves.