J.M. asks from San Diego, CA on May 13, 2009
C.C. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
Noah's ark is a common theme for twins. Some cute games that can be incorporated are:
Ark Animals-basically the people have 5-7 minutes to list two animals for every letter of the alphabet.
Matching socks-people have 30 seconds to match 15 pairs of socks with it's mate.
Pass the baby-this is similar to Hot potato. People pass two babies around in the circle. When the music stops the persons holding the babies are out. Have those people step out of the circle and play until two people are left.
Just me and my twin-have people tied at the ankle with crepe paper with another person at the shower. The two people who last the longest without ripping their crepe paper is the winner.
Finally, a special touch for shower details is do everything in twos: two cakes, two bouquets, two games, even two gifts
K.A. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
Hi! You can go online and find a list of famous people that are twins or twins from TV shows and see how many people can name the other famous twin. Like Zach and Cody, the girls from sister sister, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen... Something like that. Or just see who can come up with the most. I like the bubble gum game. You give each guest two pieces of gum and they need to sculp the babies out of it. It is really quite funny. You put the little babies on paper, guests name on the back and the mom picks the winner. It is cheap and fun.
One last one would be guess what is in the diaper cake or how many diaper are in the diaper cake. I actaully sell them, so I know that many people do this, since the diaper cakes can be a game, centerpiece and gift, and no one knows it is a game, until you remove the cake from the area.
S.F. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
The most helpful game I've seen is a "drawing" (though it doesn't have anything to do with twins):
have a really nice plant/flower arrangement as a centerpiece.
get "thank you" notes that match the party theme
take the envelopes, a pen, and a large bowl, and place them in a convenient location
everyone at the party fills out a thank-you envelope addressed to themselves
at the end of the party, the mom-to-be pulls an envelope out of the bowl and THAT person gets to keep the centerpiece
the mom-to-be is gifted with the envelopes and thank-you cards, so that she has an easier time getting them out
D.B. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
Have guests each make a birthday card for each of the babies that they can open each year. For example get 21 cards for each child (total of 42). On the corner of the envelope put the number (1-21). Whoever picks the cards with the #1s on them has to make a card for the baby's first birthday and so on.
Create a journal where each guest has to write a piece of advice to the parent's to be.
CD, CPD, CPD-Trainer, CCCE, CLE
K.C. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
how about googling "pics of twin babies" & then you could print/cut them out & make a matching game? the person who matches all the babies first wins a prize..
L.O. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
One I found really unique was to guess what celebs are twins. One I didn't know before was Kiefer Sutherland.
L.S. answers from Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
For my friend's shower we are doing bingo as the mommy opens her gifts, also doing a baby version of The Price Is Right, and Baby ABC game.
Another fun one is to take the first letter of the baby's name and the guests must find things in their purse that begin with that letter!