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Questions for the baby shower game "let's ask the dad-to-be"

Updated June 13, 2017

Most baby showers go something like this: friends and family members of the mother-to-be arrive with armloads full of gifts. After handing off their diaper genies, baby clothes, and "I love my grandma" bibs to the hostess, they settle into their assigned seats for punch, appetizers, and baby shower games. As far as games go, there's everything from Baby Bottle Bowling to Guess What's In The Diaper to Time To Taste The Baby Food. But nowadays, in an effort to include dads-to-be in the festivities, more and more baby shower games are geared toward dad. One of these is Let's Ask The Dad-To-Be, a game that can be howlingly funny or simply heartwarming depending on which questions are asked.

For Laughs

Ask, "Do you hope the baby looks like you or your wife?" Loaded questions like these are always good for giggles. If the dad-to-be wants the baby to look like himself, the guests will laugh at his shameless lack of modesty; and his wife might just attack him with throw pillows. If he says he wants the baby to look like the mom-to-be, guests will chuckle at his shameless lack of good looks.

For Nostalgia

What is your fondest memory of your father? When a man learns he is to become a father, he undoubtedly thinks of his relationship with his own dad. Giving the dad-to-be this chance to stroll down memory lane reminds the expectant father how important it is to be a great father himself.

For Sentimental Value

If you were going off to war and could only leave one thing for your baby to remember you by, what would it be and why? Answers to such a question tend to run the gamut -- my favourite chess set, my dad's advice about saving, my wife and best friend forever "insert name." And they also tend to make the dad-to-be break out in tears, which is fine because men have sensitive sides too.

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About the Author

Adrienne Christian has been writing professionally since 2006. Her work has appeared in "Today's Black Woman," "Parents Digest," "The Michigan Chronicle," "African Vibes" and "Comcast Newsmakers." Christian is the assistant editor at "Silk Road Literary Magazine." She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan, and is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.