Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Co-Ed Baby Shower Ideas

Crissy's Baby ShowerWhy should the ladies have all the fun? When it comes to a baby shower it can be fun to go against a traditional ladies only shower and opt for a co-ed baby shower. For both of my baby showers we went the co-ed route. My husband and I decided that celebrating a new family member should be a family affair. We had 2 really amazing parties that I will never forget.

Here are some ideas for a fun co-ed baby shower that everyone will enjoy.

Games

Typical baby shower games can be a bit girly. Here are a few games that everyone will enjoy...
  • Baby themed Pictionary. Divide the party into 2 teams and have the teams draw and guess any and all baby related things! 
  • Pin the sperm on the egg. Give everyone their own paper sperm to decorate as they wish. Have a giant "egg" with a target. Blindfold each party goer and see who can get the closest to the target. 
  • Diaper Dash. Have a baby sized doll and a diaper. Play Guys against Girls and see who can diaper the baby the fastest, blindfolded!
  • Raffle Drawing. On your invitation let everyone know that there will be raffle prizes. By bringing a small pack of diapers or a pack of wipes they can get tickets and be entered in the raffle. Diapers earn more tickets than wipes. Then have a drawing for a few prizes! (We did this for both showers and did not have to buy diapers for the first year!
  • Poker Tournament. For our first baby we had a big Texas Hold Em tournament. There was a buy in and we had a ton of people play. The winner got half the prize with the other half goes into the baby's college fund! 

Prizes

The scented candles and potpourri jars are not a hit with the male part of your party. Here are a few ideas for some fun prizes, everyone will want to win: 
  • Beach Days Prize - a beach towel, magazines, sand toys, sunblock, and a small beach chair. 
  • Movie Night- DVD's or a gift card to Red Box, popcorn, candy, Red Vines, and a nice soft throw blanket.
  • Romantic Dinner Kit- pasta, pasta sauce, Parmesan cheese, candles and candle holders, and a Kenny G CD.
Would you throw a co-ed baby shower? Or do you like the traditional ladies-only showers? 


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