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Baby Shower Ideas For The Second Time Around

  • Invite men and women. Encourage couples to attend.
  • Pick a standard party decor, rather than a traditional baby shower theme -- which can be a bit too heavy on pastels and baby animals for a mixed gathering.
  • Ask the guests of honor for gift suggestions ahead of time. They may have specific household or hobby items in mind.
  • If your guests will be bringing children, prepare separate kid-friendly food.
  • Display historical photos of the Mom and Dad. They can be baby pictures, wedding photos, pictures of when the couple first met.
  • Give "couples" door prizes. For example, longest-married, most recently married, most children, youngest children, etc.

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.

 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Playing time: 15 minutes

Players: All present

What you'll need

  • paper and pencils for players
  • a timer

Before the party

  • Collect writing materials.

At the party

  • Set timer for two minutes.
  • Have guests write down as many movie titles as they can think of that contain words like mother, father, baby, child or other family member. Examples: The Parent Trap, Father of the Bride, Sister Act. The player who comes up with the most titles in the allotted time wins.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Playing time: 15 minutes

Players: All present

What you need

  • Hello, my name is... name tag stickers
  • a marker

Before the party

  • Write the names of famous people on the stickers.

At the party

  • Place a sticker on the back of each player.
  • Players mingle and ask each other questions to try and figure out the name on their own backs. Players may only answer yes or no to questions. First person to correctly guess the name on his or her own back wins.

Suggested prize

  • gold star magnets for the winning team

Party favor idea

  • unisex spa items

Gift ideas for the guest of honor

  • gift certificates that can be used for dinners or personal care items
  • videos or DVDs
  • tabletop items

Baby Shower Ideas: Spa-Themed Party for Mom Expecting Baby #2
Baby Shower Ideas: Spa-Themed Party for Mom Expecting Baby #2

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