Let me share a very carefully guarded secret with you: pregnancy is not always a walk in the park, contrary to what all the beautiful pregnancy photos on Instagram might lead you to believe. Though, if you’re at the age where friends are starting to have kids (and they are the kind of close friends who will openly complain about their hemorrhoids in front of you), then it might not be not a secret at all.
And if you’re at the age where your friends are starting to have kids, you might also be tasked with planning a baby shower. And that may mean that you’re racking your brain for shower games that are not the actual worst. (The who has the poopy diaper, it’s actually chocolate game, anyone?) Maybe the parent-to-be’s mom insists there have to be shower games or it’s not shower. Or maybe you’re just trying to break the ice with a crowd of people who don’t all know each other. But whatever the reason is, if you’re looking for a baby shower game that’s actually fun, the universe has finally delivered it to us.
The Cads About Maternity card game (from the folks who brought you Cads About Matrimony) unequivocally does not suck. In fact, it’s actually super fucking fun, and involves literally no crafting or prep on your part. It plays just like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, but for expecting parents with a good sense of humor. Aka your friends, the ones you’re throwing a shower for.
Here are a few of the cards that were (and some that were a little #tooreal) for me:
So if you’re looking for a better way to introduce your friend’s cool cousin to their BFF from college at their baby shower, go pick this game up for $20. I guarantee you Cads About Maternity will be more fun than sniffing candy bars in a diaper. I also recommend doing as the game says, and pairing it with “a sippy cup filled with Tequila.” For obvious reasons.
P.S. If you aren’t in the market for a baby shower game, but have a wedding shower to plan (or attend) go look at Cads About Matrimony. It’s the same thing, but for weddings. Approval rating: 100%.
Image CreditKate Levy for A Practical Wedding