Co-ed baby showers that include both parents-to-be have become a popular party choice. By not putting any restrictions on the guest list, the couple can be surrounded by all of their friends and family. And that can make for some fun baby shower games.
Hosting a Baby Shower for a Couple
Recruit two people to host together, preferably with each host being closer to one half of the expecting couple. This is a great way to make sure the friends and family of both parents-to-be feel included. And if you enlist a male host, this can be helpful to guide other male guests in party protocol, as they might be new to the baby shower scene.
Have sufficient food and drinks on hand for all of the guests. Just because a mom-to-be isn't drinking, that doesn't necessarily mean others should avoid alcohol. But do keep the couple's food and drink preferences in mind. Finally, pick a theme that appeals to both expecting parents.
A Trivia Game About the Parents-to-Be
Party games can be one of the best parts of a co-ed baby shower. The games often revolve around new parenting challenges or how well the guests know the parents-to-be. They are easy to set up and should make everyone feel included.
For a simple and entertaining game, enlist all of the guests and the parents-to-be to play baby shower trivia. Prior to the party, the host should come up with a list of parenting-related questions geared toward the expecting couple and have the couple write down their answers. Then, distribute copies of the questions to all of the guests at the shower.
After everyone has had a chance to consider their answers, the host should read the questions out loud and ask everyone to call out their guesses. Each guest earns a point when their answer matches what the couple said; the person with the most points after all of the questions are answered wins. For some extra fun, provide the winner with a gag gift.
Sample Baby Shower Trivia Questions
Consider these popular trivia questions to use for a couple's baby shower:
- What is the exact due date for the baby?
- How did the expecting couple meet?
- What are they considering naming the baby?
- What is the color they picked for the baby's room?
- Where did each parent-to-be grow up?
- What did mom crave during the pregnancy?
- What was the first thing the couple did when they found out they were expecting?
- What was the first item the couple bought for the baby?
- How many kids does the couple want to have?
- What was each parent-to-be's first word?
- What was each parent-to-be's first solid food?
- How much did each parent weigh when they were born?
- Who is more likely to get up in the middle of the night with the baby?
- Who will be more nervous when labor starts?
- Which parent is more likely to enforce the rules?
- Which parent will the baby look like?