Co-ed Baby Showers for the Mom- and Dad-to-Be
Baby showers are a fun time to celebrate the pending arrival of your bundle of joy. While traditional baby showers are typically only for the soon-to-be mom, including the soon-to-be dad can be fun. When the dad is included in the shower, he will feel more involved – instead of just standing on the sidelines. Here are some ideas to make your co-ed shower a success.
The classic games, such as guessing what candy bar is in the diaper and tasting baby food, may be fun for women; however, some men may become a bit squeamish. Instead, pick games that everyone will want to participate in. Try games like who can chug a baby bottle full of a favorite drink the fastest, or guessing how many sheets of toilet paper it would take to wrap around the mommy’s tummy.
Include men-friendly food, instead of tea sandwiches and fruit salad. Consider choosing to barbeque, and other classic sides. Another thing to consider is drinks – while the mommy can’t drink alcohol, the other guests and dad-to-be may enjoy a few libations.
Make sure your guests know the dad-to-be will be at the party. Guests should choose gifts that will include the dad’s essentials. One idea is a daddy diaper bag, which he could carry without being embarrassed, including plenty of diapers, burp cloths, and other essentials. Throw in a nose mask, or two, as a joke for the dad, who may be squeamish about the excrements the baby will produce.
In the end, a co-ed shower will create good memories for both mom- and dad-to-be, as they begin the next steps of their lives. Remember to ask the parents-to-be what they want for their shower, and tailor it to the baby’s gender, name, and general theme.