Co-ed baby showers have become more popular, and for good reason! Parents-to-be both want to be involved in the special day celebrating their new baby! If you are considering hosting a co-ed baby shower, you may want some guidance. This article will share everything you need to know about throwing a Jack and Jill baby shower.
What Is a Jack and Jill Baby Shower?
A Jack and Jill baby shower is a co-ed baby shower. The term Jack and Jill refers to a boy and a girl. This phrase has existed since even before the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme!
For a Jack and Jill baby shower, the parents-to-be can invite loved ones, friends, family, and coworkers of any gender.
What Are the Benefits of a Jack and Jill Baby Shower?
There are so many benefits of having a Jack and Jill baby shower! Here are some of the top benefits:
- Both the mom-to-be and the dad-to-be get to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their new baby.
- If mom likes to avoid being the center of attention, this takes some pressure off her.
- Anyone can attend the shower, and no one is left out.
- A larger crowd can make for more of a casual party environment that the parents may prefer.
How Do You Do a Jack and Jill Baby Shower?
A Jack and Jill baby shower is slightly different from a traditional one. If you want to know what to use for a theme, how to send invites, what games to play, and looking for general tips – we are here to help!
Jack and Jill Baby Shower Themes
Co-ed shower themes can be really fun! Here are some theme ideas for a Jack and Jill baby shower.
A Baby Is Brewing
This Jack & Jill shower can feature beer and festive can koozies! This theme is perfect for a couple’s baby shower. You can also serve non-alcoholic drinks for the mom-to-be!
BBQ + baby = Baby Q! Throw a fun backyard BBQ for the guests of honor! Serve hot dogs, brats, BBQ, pork sliders, coleslaw, and potato salad! You can use checkered tablecloths and serve a variety of BBQ sauces for guests to sample!
Taco About A Baby
There’s nothing better than a fun taco bar! Serve up tacos, chips and guac, and margaritas! Taco-shaped balloons and cacti decorations will dress up this theme as well.
Jack and Jill Baby Shower Invitations
Invitations are one of the essential parts of a Jack and Jill shower! After you have picked your theme, it’s time to prepare co-ed baby shower invitations.
On the invitation, it’s important to note that it is a Jack and Jill shower and co-ed. When addressing envelopes, make sure you include the names of all guests coming. For example, if you invite a couple, have both of their names, so it is clear they are both invited.
Here is an example of wording the invitation:
“You’re invited to a Jack and Jill baby shower to celebrate Becky and Tim! We hope you can join us to shower the new parents and their bundle of joy!”
On the invitation, be sure to include the following information:
- The date and time of the baby shower
- The location of the baby shower
- How to RSVP and when to RSVP by
- Baby registry information
- A brief sentence or two describing a Jack and Jill baby shower. For example: “A Jack and Jill shower is a co-ed baby shower! We are excited to honor the parents-to-be!”
If you need some help with a design, you can find plenty of great invitation templates on Canva.
Jack and Jill Baby Shower Games
Baby shower games are a great way to keep guests entertained! Here are some fun baby shower game ideas to consider playing at your Jack and Jill baby shower.
Bottle Chugging Game
If you’re looking for an icebreaker, this game is perfect! Fill baby bottles with a beverage of your choice (juice, water, beer, etc.) and hand them out. The person to drink their bottle the fastest is the winner! They must keep the lid of the bottle in place during the game!
Baby bingo is a fun way to keep guests involved during the opening of presents. You can find a printable baby shower bingo card online. Print out the bingo cards and distribute them with pens to guests. The first person to get 5 in a row is the winner!
Mommy Or Daddy Guessing Game
For this game, you will need to print out a list of questions for each guest. This game includes questions like:
- Who will be the first to cry after the baby is born?
- Who will be the helicopter parent?
Guests will answer each question! There are no correct answers yet, but it’s a fun game for baby shower guests. The new parents can also keep these answers and reflect on them!
If you need more inspiration for Jack and Jill baby shower games, be sure to check out this article on co-ed baby shower games!
Who Should I Invite to a Jack and Jill Baby Shower?
When determining who to invite to the Jack and Jill baby shower, consult with the parents-to-be. They can help develop a guest list of who they would like to attend. Additionally, check out these groups of people for inspiration on who to include:
- Family members of the mom-to-be
- Family members of the dad-to-be
- Coworkers of the parents-to-be
- Friends of the parents-to-be
What Are Some Traditions for this Type of Shower?
A Jack and Jill shower has fewer traditions than a traditional baby shower. However, here are a few pointers:
- Include a full meal. You can often get away with light snacks, appetizers, and desserts at traditional baby showers. It is more customary to serve a full meal for a co-ed shower.
- Make sure both mom and dad are the stars of the show. Traditional baby showers focus on showering the mom. Be sure that a Jack and Jill baby shower focuses on BOTH mom and dad!