(Closed) Co-ed Baby Shower – Tell me your experience!!!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you been to a co-ed baby shower?
Yep! We attended the shower for one of our GMs and his wife last summer.

Did you play any games?
No, thank god.

What were the games?
n/a

Were the games lame or fun?
n/a 

Any ideas on incorporating the men in the shower?
Beer. Good food. No games. 

Anything else cool/memorable happen?
Nope. We sat around outside and then went inside for gifts. It was about 900 degrees outside, and having a ton of people inside didn’t help. And the mama opened a gift from one of her coworkers, and it happened to be this adorable piece of wall art for the nursery that mama had been bidding on at work and been outbid, and she was SO angry! All of her coworkers knew that the other girl was bidding on it for her shower, lol.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@MLDoddie:  My family is VERY competitive. Like, crazy competitive so even what some think of as “boring” shower games are fun for us because it’s a competition against each other…unscramble the words, memorize the baby items, don’t say “baby”, etc…it’s all about the competition haha one fun one was name that baby and it had pics of celebrity babies and you had to know who the parents were. I love my family though and we all get along really well so any get together is pretty fun

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My husband just went to a shower at work where they played a few games. He said most of the men were into the food tasting/guessing and the dirty diaper game. I have also seen a few pins on pintrest for games….each person gets a little baby when they come in the door but if they say “baby” the doll gets taken away and who ever has the most babies at the end wins a prize, freeze the tiny babies from a craft store in ice and when the ice melts and the baby pops out (in your drink) you yell your water broke and win a prize, drinking contest out of baby bottles. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@pasquel:  You said pinterest & it reminded me of a game I just saw the other day!

OP, there was a “diaper baby blindfolded” game which looked kind of funny. I think the key to getting the competition going would be timed games of some sort. My most recent baby shower had a game of “name that song” where she played songs that had the word baby in them & you had to name the song & artist. My sister is like a freaking juke box & knows everything so most of us just gave up on that game knowing she would win lol

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

One of my showers was a joint shower, as it was thrown by my neighbors and another neighbor was pregnant and due about 8 weeks after me. It was a blast!

1. Have you been to a co-ed baby shower? As above, mine was co-ed.

2. Did you play any games? They had three different games – the “can’t say baby”, guess the number of M&M’s in a baby bottle, then matching baby food. The guys didn’t really particpate in the baby game, but they did the M&M’s and the matching food. The food game was a bunch of baby foods with the labels removed. You had to match them to what they were without opening them.

3. What were the games? Oops – above.

4. Were the games lame or fun? We enjoyed them – the guys got into the M&M’s and baby food.

5. Any ideas on incorporating the men in the shower? Alcohol if they drink. Our guys just enjoyed sitting on the deck chatting with each other and drinking beer. The person that hosted did advice books and basically forced it into the guys hands for them to sign – I have to say, the info they gave was adorable and I really enjoyed it myself.

6. Anything else cool/memorable happen? Well, our neighbors like to drink.. and at the end the men opened up all the food and were tasting/downing it. Kinda amusing.

One of my faovirte games is a matching game. Basically you have a giant game of memory match, then depending on the term matched, you get a candy bar. For example – Umbilical Cord would be Twizzlers, and Triplets would be Three Musketeers, Mom Alone Time is a Zero bar. This game has always been a hit at every shower I’ve been to.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you been to a co-ed baby shower?

Yes, I hosted one

Did you play any games?

Activities, yes

What were the games?

It was an alphabet themed shower, and I printed off pages with a letter on each page (Aa is for ____), for guests to fill out and draw on. I made a photo book as a gift.

Another: handed out index cards, had everyone write a baby related question. I collected the cards, shuffled them and handed them back out face down. Without looking, guests had to answer their question on the back of the card, then we read the questions and answers.

 

Were the games lame or fun?

Everyone said they were fun

Any ideas on incorporating the men in the shower?

Didn’t make it really girly. Had primary colors. I encouraged men to gte something for the dad-to-be.

Anything else cool/memorable happen?

Just seeing what the men got. My Darling Husband wrote a diaper changing book which the dad read outloud.

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Well, firstly, it’s not just guys who don’t like baby shower games.

All of my family’s showers are co-ed… they’re just normal. I find same-sex showers to be really weird and awkward like… why isn’t the father of the baby participating in this too? lol.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Have you been to a co-ed baby shower?
Yes!

Did you play any games?
Yep, typical baby shower games

What were the games?
<,< Typical baby shower games? (LOL)

Were the games lame or fun?
They were fun!

Any ideas on incorporating the men in the shower?
Not really…

Anything else cool/memorable happen?
HA! The hubby opened a pack of onesies… He called them O-ness-ees.. It was HYSTERICAL!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I threw a sports themed coed baby shower for one of my closest friends (now bridesmaid) about a year ago and it was a blast! We played a few games such as:

  • Passing a basket full of baby gear around quickly and having them write down what they remember what was in it.

  • What’s in your purse? I made up these super cute game cards with a bunch of random objects listed and point values attached to them. The couples would look through their personal belongings and try to come up with as much stuff they had on them to get the most points.

  • Baby food feeding where partners matched up and were blindfolded, one would feed the other baby food with a baby spoon. Pretty hilarious and prepare to get messy.

  • Cut string to guess the size of mommy’s belly. Can also do it for dad.

  • Obstacle course set up (just stakes in the ground and chairs) that racers had to run through. They had to do it with a balloon under their shirt and a balloon between their legs so they had to “waddle” and they couldn’t let either one pop. We rearranged the course a couple of times in kind of a tournament set-up because people had no much fun watching/participating!

I think there were one or two other games we played, but I can’t remember them off the top of my head. All games were completely voluntary and we had other things for people to do that didn’t want to participate, though most at least watched and laughed. Lots of food, drinks and prizes. People were talking about it for a while after, they had so much fun! I think the drinks helped 😉

ETA: The physical games, the men were more involved in. The written games, the females participated in. If you have a mix of both, you should be good. 

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