Games for Baby Showers

Venus and Mars

For some baby showers, the traditional games just won't do -- for example, if your shower is coed or your mom-to-be just isn't into the baby-themed games. For this kind of party, feel free to pick more generic party games. Try Venus and Mars, and the ones that follow here, Family Night at the Movies and Who Am I?

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Playing time: 20-30 minutes

Players: All present

What you'll need

  • index cards
  • pens

At the party

  • Divide the players into two teams, men vs. women.
  • Send each team into a separate room or on opposite ends of a big space.
  • Give each team index cards and a pen and have them come up with gender-based questions designed to stump the other team. The women might ask: What's a bobbin? What is Martha Stewart's area of expertise? How much does a newborn weigh? The men might ask: What's the role of the carburetor? Who played in the first Super Bowl? What does RAM stand for?
  • After the cards are finished, place them in two piles in the center of the room. Each team member will stand and take a card from the opposite team's pile and try to answer the questions. Teams get one point for each correct answer. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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