Coed Baby Shower Games

Parent Trivia

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Why would you have coed baby shower games?

So you want to have a baby shower and you want to make it coed. A coed baby shower means coeducational, a word that simply means a guys and girls baby shower. There are certainly some positives to having a baby shower with everyone invited - namely, you get to celebrate together.

The part that may not be as clear would be what to do for entertainment. There is a longstanding history of playing baby shower games when gathering to celebrate a woman having a baby. The mother-to-be may be subjected to goofy and potentially even slightly humiliating games, depending on the etiquette of the family. So when you invite the men into the baby shower - do you still play silly games? Or do you skip them?

I would offer up a third solution - include them in the games. Baby shower games do not need to be gross or humiliating. They can actually be a lot of fun. All I would suggest is to find some baby shower games that incorporate the male and female aspects - parenting is a two person job, after all.

Here you will find a few games to get you started. They are basic games that show you how you can incorporate the guys into the fun, and still make sure that everyone has some fun. 

Parent Trivia

This game works well for a couples shower. Have the parents leave the room while the game is played. Ask questions while the guests write down the answers. Invite the parents-to-be back and give the answers. The guest with the most answer correct wins!

Sample questions include:

  • Where did they meet?
  • What high school did the dad go to?
  • What was mom's first job?
  • What color shoes is dad wearing?
  • Where did they get married?
  • Is mom wearing pierced earrings?

There is also a great Father Knows Best version.

Change the Baby - Double Duty

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This game is played by pairs. Each pair stands side by side with one person using only the right hand and the other person using only the left hand. Talk about having to work together! This is a great way to find out how well people work as a team. It can be hilarious for the couple anticipating a baby's arrival. Dress a baby doll with diaper (preferably with pins, bodysuit, shirt, socks, and pants - you can even have them tie shoes if you're up to a challenge!

Name that Baby

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Make a list of animals with a line beside them for the participants to write down the name of the animal's baby.

  • eel - Elver
  • ant - antling
  • elephant - calf
  • lion - cub
  • deer - fawn
  • swan - cygnet
  • rabbit - kit
  • zebra - colt
  • giraffe - calf
  • horse - foal
  • cat - kitten
  • pig - piglet
  • seal - pup
  • cow - calf
  • goose - gosling
  • kangaroo - joey
  • penguin - chick
  • duck - duckling
  • goat - kid
  • dog - puppy
  • insect - larva

Feel the Belly

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Have couples build fake pregnant bellies. They can do this out of craft supplies and balloons that you provide or from things they find handy. Have the dad to be blind folded and have him feel the bellies to judge which is the most like mom-to-be's belly or have him simply pick a winner.

Baby Beer

A coed version of the baby bottle drinking game is to fill baby bottles with beer or wine and let the dad's have a drinking contest to see who empties their bottle first. This also works just as well will water, soda or any other drink.

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