When you’re tasked with throwing a baby shower, there are some things that are pretty standard - fun baby shower games, decorations, gift registries. But when the mom-to-be is expecting twins? Well, that’s when things get a bit trickier! Many of the baby shower ideas online are catered toward baby showers with one bundle of joy, so how do you go about planning for two little ones?
In this article, we’re going to tell you all about how to create the perfect twin baby shower. The mom-to-be will love it!
Step One: Come up with a fun theme
A twin baby shower is unique, which means you’ll want to get creative with a twin theme. Here are a few ideas to that you might use for a twin baby shower:
- Twice as nice (or Double Trouble!)
- Tea for two
- Tutus for two
- Two peas in a pod
- Double the love
Some of these themes are more specific than others. For instance, a Tea for Two party wouldn’t be complete without all of the elements of a traditional tea party.
The others, though, are more open to interpretation. Two Peas in a Pod, for instance, is a great gender neutral theme, in which you may use a green color scheme. Twice As Nice and Double the Love are also neutral in that you can use whatever color scheme and food menu you’d like.
Step Two: The invitations
Make sure that you send out the invitations well in advance so that the guests have time to find the right gifts for twins. As you would with any other baby shower invitations, make sure that you clearly include the following information:
- Date and time
- Dress code - even if it’s casual
- Links to the gift registry - with twins, it’s perfectly alright to put more emphasis on the gift registry than you might with a single baby. This new mom is going to have double the expenses, and it’s going to be so helpful for her loved ones to show up with plenty of gifts!
Step Three: Fun food ideas
If you opt for a more detailed theme like Tea for Two, you’ll have a bit more direction when it comes to your menu. For instance, a tea party should include some traditional favorites like tea sandwiches, scones, tarts, and other small bites.
With some of the other broad themes, you can get as creative as you’d like with the food. One fun idea would be to bring twos into the menu by serving foods that typically come in pairs. Here are a few ideas:
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
- Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese (you can make these soup shooters and grilled cheese bites to make them easier to eat)
- Chicken and Waffles - a great option for a Southern theme
- Chips & Salsa
- Cheese & Crackers
- Milk & Cookies
Basically anything that comes after “They go together like _____ and _____” is a food option that will bring a smile to your guests’ faces because it’s clever and brings them back to their childhood favorites.
Step Four: Twin baby shower games
There are some games that are meant for non-twin baby showers that can easily be adapted for double the laughter.
For instance, a typical baby shower game is a blindfolded diaper challenge. You can raise the stakes by having guests race each other with two dolls instead of one. Another fun relay race that can be made more challenging for a twin baby shower is the Sock Pair Race. Contestants have two dolls in their arms and must search through a pile of socks for matching pairs. The first one with both dolls clad in matching socks wins!
Here are a few more twin baby shower game ideas:
- Name the famous twins. this can be a competitive game where guests race to list as many famous twins they can remember in a set time period or a passive activity where guests write the famous twins they can remember on a large poster. You can also print out pictures of celebrity twins and have the guests match them (they’re not always as obvious as Mary-Kate & Ashley!)
- Find your twin. This game is played in multiple rounds and will require your guests to get up and chat. You’ll ask them a series of questions and they have to find the person with the same answer. Some questions that you can ask are: What is your favorite color? How tall are you? Do twins run in your family? Or you can have the guests find someone with the same color shirt, eye color, hair length, etc.
- Can You Multitask? Moms with twins have to do a lot of juggling. You can test the guests’ ability to multitask with games where they have to do two different things at once, like fold baby clothes with one hand and pour water into a baby bottle with the other (you can use milk if you don’t mind the mess!).
Step Five: Party Favors
For twin baby showers, it’s likely that the guests have shelled out a bit more money on a gift than they would with a single baby shower. That’s why it’s nice to have a party favor that they can take home at the end of the shower.
You can stick with the twins theme with some of these ideas:
- Bag of candies or chocolates that come in twos: Twix, Nutter Butters, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, etc.
- Seed packets: you can find plants that tend to grow well together and give each guests a packet of each. Another variation of this could be to plant two small succulents in one pot.
- Mini mixed drinks: tie together mini bottles of liquor and soda or juice for an adult-friendly party favor. You can label them with something quippy like The Perfect Pair
Double the fun, double the love!
You might have to think a little bit differently about planning a twin baby shower, but there are so many fun things that you can do for the mom-to-be! She’ll smile at all the wordplay and she’ll love watching her guests struggle with the twin baby shower games!