If you are planning a baby shower,
and the mom-to-be is expecting twins, one of the most popular and
fun themes could be a Noah’s Ark baby shower. This article
will give you ideas on how to plan a successful two-by-two thematic
For the invitation, your first and most obvious choice is to choose
a boat shape. You can use regular or baby-themed paper and fold
or cut it into a boat shape. Another idea is to wet brown paper
and let it dry there will be water stains on the resulting
invitation, giving the idea that it went through a flood to reach
the guest. You can also use real calligraphy pens to write the invitation,
adding some convincing blotches and spills to reinforce the water
Another idea is to choose a rainbow theme, to represent the sunny
skies once the flood cleared. You can actually choose a rainbow
shape and write the invitation on the lines of color.
When you decorate, try to set things up two-by-two two balloons
by the doorway, pairs of flowers at place settings, chairs facing
each other, etc.
As for the games and activities, you don’t necessarily have
to play games which are themed as Noah’s Ark the idea
is to make all the games pair games that is, played with
a partner. There are, however, fun ways to design your activities
so that they are related to the Ark, or at least about colors, water,
An unusual choice is a crayon-wax design contest. Give each pair
a brightly-colored crayon, a candle, and thick paper. The crayon
is melted above the candle and the wax dropped on the paper. Then,
by blowing (no hands allowed!) the contestants create a shape or
pattern on the paper. They can organize themselves any way they
like one melts and drops the wax, the other blows, for example
but they must not use their hands. Post the resulting wax
creations on a wall or spread them on the table and have the guests
vote on who had the prettiest design.
A water /animal idea is a rubber ducky ring toss. Set up a wading
pool even a large plastic bin or solid basket will do, depending
on the size of your event and place several rubber duckies
inside. Move the water around a bit so the ducks can “swim.”
Have each guest, from a distance, try to catch a rubber ducky by
throwing a ring around it. The winner, of course, receives a small
Another fun idea for your Noah’s Ark baby shower is a scavenger
hunt. Buy several small, inexpensive baby items, such as bibs, washcloths,
and rattles, in different colors. Assign each pair or team a color,
and have them search out their items. You can also make clues related
to anything about babies or moms-to-be, and have each team follow
the same route.
If your budget allows, your prizes can be his-and-her themed items.
You can also choose items related to the water/beach, such as sunblock
or a beach towel, or even flip-flops.
As long as you keep your mind on colors, animals, and the water,
you can come up with even more ideas to make your Noah’s Ark
baby shower a memorable celebration for everyone.