Shower games are hard to come by. In fact, I'm not the world's biggest fan. I'd rather just watch the guest of honor open presents. With that said, there are a few shower games that I do love, mostly because I'm not the one playing (I know, I'm so lame). Today I have a game to share with you that I hope to use at the next baby shower I help host.
Many of you may be familiar with the game played at lingerie or personal showers where the groom is asked a series of questions prior to the shower and the bride answers the same questions at the shower. It's kind of like the Newlywed Game and the answers always become highly entertaining at one point or another. I found a similar game via Paper Source for a baby shower. The questions asked pertain to having a baby rather than the couple's relationship. Paper Source came up with the following questions:
What is (the mom's) favorite craving during her pregnancy?
Do you think your baby will be born with no hair, a full head of hair or in between?
How many diapers do you think your baby will need each day?
In the beginning, how many times a night will your baby wake up?
Baby's recognize mom's voice at birth- how long until they recognize dad's voice?
What baby item that you have purchase or received will end up being the most helpful?
Which parent will most likely says "no"?
Besides mom and dad, which family member will most likely be your baby's favorite?
Which grandparent will spoil your baby the most?
How old will your baby be when you take him/her to his/her first Cowboy game?
Which memory from growing up do you hope to recreate with your child?
From 1-10 (10 being the most prepared) how prepared do you feel for the baby's arrival?
Here are a few suggestions of my own and from around the web:
How many times have you run to the store/McDonalds/gas station after 10pm to satisfy (mom's) cravings?
How will (dad) react when (mom) goes into labor?
What did (dad) say/do when he found out (mom) was pregnant?
What baby item have you registered for that you have no idea what it is for?
Will mom or dad cry when the baby is born?
What features of your spouse's do you hope your baby has?
What features of yours do you hope your baby does not have?
Show him a breast pad and ask him what he thinks it is. Ask the mom "We showed (dad) this, what did he say it was?
Which of the following is NOT a kids TV show? The Backyardigans, Dragon Tales, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Wonderful Land (this one is not real), or Bear in the Big Blue House?
How many kids have you and mom agreed on?
Who will be the first to hear the baby cry in the middle of the night?
As a hostess you could either video record the dad answering these questions and play the answers at the shower or you could just ask the questions and read the answers aloud after the mom answers her questions. In my experience, videos are more fun because of how the guy answers the questions. This game is best done in between opening gifts since you will have everyone's attention but would require you to stop and start the tape to allow for questions to be asked. In that past when I have done this for lingerie showers, we have given the guest of honor the recording to keep. Paper Source created a spiral book for the mom to keep with all the questions and dad's answers.
You could play this game at multiple showers and it never gets old because the answers from mom and dad are always different! If you have more suggestions for questions to ask please feel free to add them to the comment section below.