When multiples are on the way, a Noah's Ark theme makes for a fun party, and it's an easy way to remind guests to double their generosity toward this soon-to-be-busy mom.
Have fun with the decor in this animal-themed fest.
- Specify on the invitation that twins (or more!) are expected so that guests will purchase gifts accordingly.
- Set out food items in twin sets -- two matching bowls of chips, two plates of cookies.
- Buy twin items for goodie bags -- two rolls of films, two chocolates, Doublemint or Dubble Bubble gum.
- Plan the party early. Multiples are frequently born before their due date.
Game: What Do You Call a Baby...
Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Playing time: 15 minutes
Players: All present
What you'll need
- a large piece of paper or poster board
- a dark marker
- paper and pencils for the guests
- a timer
Before the party
- Do a bit of research. You'll need a list of animals and the proper name for their offspring. Get creative. Sure, everyone knows dog/puppy and cow/calf. But will they get turkey/poult or raccoon/kit? Mix easy and difficult ones.
- List on your poster board -- in clear letters -- the names of 20 adult animals.
At the party
- Seat guests so they can easily see the poster board. Distribute paper and pencils.
- Give guests five minutes to study the board and try to guess the names of as many baby animals as possible.
- The guest with the most correct answers wins.
Gifts for Guests
- double picture frame
Party favor idea
- a traditional party bag -- with two of everything
Gift ideas for the guest of honor
- double picture frames
- two sets of stroller toys or baby blankets
- double set of booties or hats
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