Fun baby shower game

8 May 2017

My dear friend Kristin is pregnant with TWINS! These babies are long-awaited and eagerly anticipated — and personally, two of the miracles I have most steadfastly prayed for. It makes sense that they have also been much celebrated! Last week I got to be a part of throwing Kristin’s first mini shower, and we came up with a fun game I wanted to pass along. Baby shower games can be so cheesy and lame, but this one was a definite crowd pleaser!

babies reveal

My friend Jess and I brainstormed twenty questions and printed up a simple score card. The questions were:

1. Who was the more well-behaved child?
2. Who asked who out on your first date?
3. Who said “I love you” first?
4. Who cried more on your wedding day?
5. Who is the better gift giver?
6. Who will be more intense about researching baby items?
7. Who will be more nervous in the delivery room?
8. Who will be the master swaddler?
9. Who will change more diapers?
10. Who is more likely to forget the babies somewhere?
11. Who will call their mom most often for advice or encouragement?
12. Who will be more likely to enforce the rules?
13. Who will have better voices when reading stories?
14. Who will plan the twins’ birthday parties?
15. Who will be the more laid-back parent?
16. Who will help with math homework?
17. Who will insist board games be played by the rules, even if the twins always lose?
18. Who will do the driving on family road trips?
19. Who is more likely to be an overenthusiastic sideline parent?
20. Who will cry more on college move-in day?

I read the questions one by one, and everyone wrote down either Kristin or Kyle for their answer. Then, we asked Kristin what her answer was, and if you got the same answer, you got a point!

For extra fun, I had also sent Kyle the list of questions in advance and he had recorded his answers on video, which we played after each of Kristin’s answers. (I asked him to record each one in a separate clip, name them according to the question, and upload them to Dropbox to keep it simple!) Kyle’s answers were SO sweet; I think incorporating the dad in some surprise way is always so fun and meaningful for the mama!

Any other baby shower games or activities you’d recommend? There are surprisingly few good ones and I’m always eager for suggestions!

P.S. We were at Making Things Happen when Kristin told us the news, so our wonderful photographer friend Amy Nicole caught it on camera. So good!

babies reveal

babies reveal

babies reveal

babies reveal

P.P.S. For those of you who know about my extreme skill at guessing baby genders – I am thinking two girls for Kristin!! But, I do admit I have never guessed twins before… we shall see! :)

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May 8, 2017 3:34 pm

Seriously teared up at these sweet, sweet photos of y’all when you heard the news. (I cried when I heard, too!) This is just so darn HAPPY!!! And I love the game – I always do a rendition of it at bridal showers/engagement parties!

May 8, 2017 6:48 pm

Totally stealing this for one of the two baby showers I’m hosting this summer.. and ditto Stephanie, tears for the photos! It’s funny you guessed two girls for Kristin because when I saw her announcement my guess was two boys!! Only time will tell! :) Did you guess Beau right? I can’t remember!

May 8, 2017 9:08 pm

Um yes, I 100% guessed Beau correctly – that one was easy! :)

Laura B.
May 8, 2017 8:33 pm

Love this idea, Emily! Definitely adding it to my shower-planning arsenal!

May 12, 2017 1:21 pm

These pictures!! Can’t handle it. Love y’all dearly.