Double the pleasure, double the fun -- make your twin baby shower twice as nice for the guests and mother-to-be. Take care to schedule the baby shower at the right time; mothers of twins tend to go into labor before singletons. Natalie Diaz, founder of Twiniversity.com, suggests hosting the shower around her 32-week mark. Incorporate the idea of twins into the baby shower theme, decor, games and gifts.
Expand your mind to think about all the things that come in pairs that can translate to a baby theme. Options include celebrating, "Two peas in a pod," "A perfect pair" -- featuring pear-themed items -- or Noah's Ark, which featured animals arriving as pairs. You could also take inspiration from a classic children's story, Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat," which introduces the colorful and crazed "Thing One" and "Thing Two."
Play a twist on the classic game, which traditionally pits guest against guest in seeing who can change a diaper fastest. Instead, see who can change two diapers in record time. If diapers seem a little too easy for those experienced in parenting, ask them to attempt to swaddle two babies. Judge them not only by time but also by how tight the swaddle is. When mom-to-be is opening gifts, create a bingo board with T-W-I-N-S across the top. Tell your guests to fill in the squares with traditional baby gifts, such as a stroller, blankets, books and bottles. As the guest of honor unwraps each present, the attendees mark off the squares; when they get five in a row, they shout, "Twins!"
Take a cue from your theme for decorations. If you go with the "Perfect Pear" theme, use a soft green and pale cream color as the color scheme, while the Dr. Seuss theme calls for the use of primary reds, blues and yellows. No matter which theme you use, you can decorate the room with framed quotes about the miracle of twins. Relevant sayings include: "It's double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins," and "Twice as much to love, two blessings from above."
Favors and Foods
Keep the twin theme running through the food and favors. Prepare foods that play on the idea of "double," such as double-layer dip, double-decker sandwiches and, for dessert, double-layer cake. Choose your favorite favor for the baby shower, and then offer guests two of them -- for example, package two shaped sugar cookies. You could also provide favors of Doublemint Gum.
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