Baby showers are exciting get-togethers where people can celebrate an expecting couple and their upcoming baby. You can imagine that the excitement can double when the celebrants are expecting twins.
Aside from the camaraderie and the gifts, a pivotal part of baby showers is playing games. There are loads of different games that can make baby showers such a fun time. Fortunately, there are also some twin-themed games to play when expecting twins.
Twin baby shower games are mostly variations of classic baby shower games. To spice up a twin baby shower, the celebrants can play Double Diaper, Guess the Candy Bar, Writing Pairs, Twin Bingo, and My Water Broke. These games are appropriately twin-themed and are sure to make everyone enjoy.
This article will enumerate several different twin baby shower games that will surely put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Choosing Games for Twin Baby Shower
Even though baby shower parties are typically themed for babies, most participants are going to be adults. Despite being adults, that doesn’t mean there won’t be games. In fact, games have been increasingly popular in baby showers.
Baby shower games have traditionally been very themed toward babies. Common games can include putting diapers on dolls, eating baby food, and trivia games (such as Baby Jeopardy). However, it has also been becoming trendy to theme games directly after the babies themselves. For example, games for baby showers expecting a boy can be different from games for baby showers expecting a girl.
Fortunately, there are also games that celebrate twins to make twin baby showers extra special.
Taking care of one baby is already herculean, taking care of twins will be an absolute feat. Before the twins are born and flip the parents’ lives upside-down, you can let the guests have a taste of what it is like to take care of twins with Double Diaper.
It is common for typical baby showers to have a game where guests are pitted against one another to see who can put a diaper on a doll. There are different variations to increase the excitement. Sometimes, the game is played with a very short timer. Sometimes, the players are even blindfolded. The rules can be changed in whatever way you want to get the game more exciting.
For twin baby showers, you can play a variation of this game called Double Diaper. Since taking care of twins will mean taking care of two babies at the same time, Double Diaper will be letting the guests put diapers on two separate dolls. You can then judge them at the end to see who was able to put the diapers faster.
You must also make sure to check that the diapers were put correctly. It doesn’t count if the diapers were put faster if they weren’t put the right way.
There are different ways to play Double Diaper. It can be as simple as giving players two dolls and two diapers. They can then proceed with the game by just putting diapers on one doll after another.
Another way to make the twin baby shower game more difficult is by ruling that the diapers have to be put on the dolls at the same time – with only one hand each. While this makes the game incredibly harder, it will be a fun time watching the guests struggle with taking care of twins.
Guess the Candy Bar
Guess the Candy Bar is a staple in most baby showers. It is a humorous game that will get every guest laughing.
The basic premise of Guess the Candy Bar is very simple. A variety of chocolate bars is melted down and poured on diapers. The players are tasked to taste the melted chocolate (they could either sniff the chocolate or dip their finger in the chocolate, but it is more fun if they lick the chocolate directly). Once the players have tasted the chocolate, they must then correctly guess what type of chocolate it is.
Guess the Candy Bar is as incredibly popular as it is decisive. The image of friends and family licking chocolate off diapers can put off some people. For those who can look past it, this might be your only chance to get your loved ones acting so silly.
If you want to play Guess the Candy Bar as a twin baby shower game, it has to be tweaked a little to fit the theme. Instead of two people competing to guess the chocolate first, the game could be played in pairs. Each partner would have a diaper of their own with a different type of melted chocolate poured into it.
The winners will be the pair that guess the chocolate correctly first. Since this is a team game, each player in the pair should guess correctly to win. It doesn’t count if only one member of the pair gets the chocolate correct.
The fun comes from watching your friends and family repeatedly taste the chocolate off the diaper to determine what type of chocolate it is.
Trivia games are also pretty popular for baby showers. There are loads of different kinds of trivia games that can be played. For example, a typical one is simply a trivia game about babies and taking care of them. Another common baby shower game is matching the name of a baby to their celebrity parents. While fun, these games can be tweaked further to be more appropriate for a twin baby shower.
A simple way to make this into a twin baby shower game is to play a trivia game in pairs. For example, pairs will have to accumulate points by correctly answering trivia questions. Trivia games are almost always more fun when people are grouped together, especially when they are competitive.
Another easy variation is to play Writing Pairs. This twin baby shower game is incredibly easy, but the results can be highly entertaining. Just like before, players are paired up and are tasked to write as many pairs as they can. Pairs can be anything and anyone that are typically associated with one another.
For example, they could write the following names:
- Bert and Ernie
- Luke and Leia
- C-3PO and R2-D2
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
- Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
- Batman and Robin
- Tom and Jerry
- Captain Kirk and Spock
- SpongeBob and Patrick
- Marty and Doc
In addition to names of characters, players can also put names of objects that are also typically associated with one another. Here are some examples:
- Salt and Pepper
- Socks and Shoes
- Peanut Butter and Jam
- Bat and Ball
- King and Queen
- Car and Road
- Classroom and Blackboard
- Skateboard and Helmet
- Toothpaste and Toothbrush
- Fish and Chips
The goal of each pair is to come up with the most pairs. However, the game does not end there. The lists have to be validated by everyone if they count or not. For example, everyone might agree that “salt and pepper” gets a point, but some might argue that “car and road” should not. The fun begins when pairs begin defending their answers.
Another common staple baby shower game is Bingo. Bingo is a popular game for these events because every single guest can join. Since it is a game of luck, no skill is involved as well, making this game accessible to everyone present.
Traditionally, Bingo is played with gridded cards. The grid consists of five columns, each column headed by a letter from Bingo. Each column then has five rows. The rows and columns add up to 25 cells in each card. With the columns each having a range of 15 numbers (i.e., B: 1-15, I: 16-30, N: 31-45, G: 46-60, O: 61-75), a host then has to pick random bingo numbers (e.g., B7, I18, N42, G46, O70, etc.). The first player to complete their card then wins by shouting “bingo!”
An easy way to turn this classic game into a twin baby shower game is to simply swap out the letters of Bingo into “twins.” The two words are perfectly compatible as they each have the same number of letters and there are no letters that repeat in each word.
All you would need are customized cards with the columns headed by T-W-I-N-S. You can then proceed to play the game traditionally. Of course, the player has to shout “twins” when they complete their card to win.
Another common way Bingo is played in baby showers is by giving the players a blank card. The players are then instructed to write down the gifts that they expect the mother to receive. Once the mother opens the gifts during the baby shower, they would then check their Bingo cards if they guessed correctly. The first one to guess all the gifts correctly and shout “bingo” wins.
My Water Broke
My Water Broke is a classic baby shower game that can just happen during the whole time. The game entails getting tiny plastic babies that can be placed inside an ice tray and frozen into ice cubes. Guests are handed drinks with one of these baby ice cubes at the beginning of the party. They are then instructed to shout “my water broke” as soon as the ice cube fully melts, resulting in a floating little baby.
My Water Broke is a great game to include in baby showers because it is always hilarious when something is going on and someone just abruptly shouts “my water broke.” Whoever gets their ice cube to melt first wins the game.
This classic game can be easily tweaked to make it into the perfect twin baby shower game. All you’d need to do is to have twice as many tiny plastic babies. Instead of putting a single of those ice cubes in the guests’ drinks, each drink will now have two. This small change can make a big difference in how the game is played.
For example, you can rule that only a person with both ice cubes fully melted can shout “my water broke.” If someone prematurely yells “my water broke” and it was found that only one of their ice cubes melted, a fun penalty can be given to them. Thus, it is important that they don’t get too excited as soon as they see a single tiny plastic baby floating in their drink.