Party games are can be one of the best parts of a Jack and Jill baby shower. Games often revolve around new parenting challenges or how well guests know the mom or parents to be. Trivia games are especially popular because of their ease to set up and play. After consulting with the expectant parents, the hostess prepares a page of questions about the mom-and-dad-to-be and distributes copies to all of the guests.
After everyone has had a chance to complete their page, the hostess reads the questions out loud and everyone calls out their guesses. The guests with the most correct answers win. Here are some sample trivia questions you can use for your next baby shower.
Trivia Questions for Expecting Parents
- How did the expecting couple meet?
- What do they plan to name a baby boy?
- What do they plan to name a baby girl?
- What is the color they have picked for baby's room?
- What is the exact due date for the baby?
- Where did the mom grow up?
- Where did the dad grow up?
- What is the mom's favorite food? The dad's?
- Does the couple have any pet names for one another? If yes, what are they?
- What did mom crave during the pregnancy?
- What was the first thing dad did when he found out they were expecting?
- What's the first thing mom bought for the baby?
- How many kids does the couple plan to have?
- Which parent was the messier eater?
- What was expectant mother's first word?
- How did mom tell dad they were expecting?
- How much did mom weigh when she was born?
- Who is more likely to forget the baby someplace?
- How many godparents will the baby have?
- Which parent was the early baby?
- When will dad let the baby go on a date?
- Which grew faster, mom's belly or her butt?
- Is mom carrying low or high?
- Who is more likely to get up in the middle of the night with the baby?
- Did dad gain weight during the pregnancy too?
- Who was right about the baby's sex?
- Who will be more nervous when labor starts?
- Who will be stricter with the baby?
- Who will the baby most likely to look like?
- Who will ask for pain medication during labor first?
- Who is more likely to enforce the rules?
Advice on Planning a Couple's Baby Shower
Recruit a male co-host: This is a great way to get the father's guy friends involved, especially if the man is someone who has already had a baby.
Choose a party theme with the dad in mind: Pick a theme that appeals to both genders--perhaps a favorite children's story or cartoon.
Have drinks on hand: Just because the mother-to-be can't drink doesn't mean you should avoid alcohol. Have beer for the guys or consider creating a special drink just for the occasion which you can make non-alcoholic for mom.