The baby shower is often thought of as an activity for expectant moms, but lately, dads-to-be are also getting in on the fun and are having fetes of their own before the baby arrives. Although co-ed baby showers have become popular over the recent years, having a celebration for fathers-to-be should also become the norm as it’s an inclusive way to celebrate parenthood. Indeed, it’s time to update the traditional baby shower to make it more men-friendly as dads are embracing parenthood like never before.
Here are some brilliant baby shower ideas for dads-to-be.
Host a virtual Pizza and Beer dadchelor party
Having a virtual baby shower party is an innovative way to celebrate parenthood as your close friends or relatives who live far away can join in the fun. You can use a website that offers online baby shower hosting services for this purpose, or video sharing apps such as Zoom or Facebook Messenger.
Schedule a convenient date and time that works for everyone, then a week before the dadchelor party, look up places in your friends’ or relatives’ area that deliver pizza and beer. Arrange to have the goodies delivered on the date of the party, then sit back and enjoy chatting with everyone online.
If you want to play games, you can have a scavenger hunt by asking your friends to find baby-related items in their house, or play What’s In The Bottle.
To play this game, prepare 6 to 8 baby bottles and fill them up with various liquids such as soy sauce, vodka, whiskey, and the like. Have your virtual guests guess what’s in the bottle, and the one who has the most right answers wins the game. For prizes, you can send winners a gift card, or sign them up for a subscription box of your choice.
Take it outside and have a barbeque-themed baby shower
If you’re organizing a dadchelor party for a friend or a relative, let him show off his grilling skills by having a barbeque-themed dadchelor party in the backyard.
Serve a variety of meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, and sausages, and don’t forget to add some hearty side dishes, chips, and dips to complete your spread. Provide an array of beverages to choose from, making sure that you have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on hand.
Plan on playing games such as a baby-themed game of charades, or perhaps a round of beer bottle chugging (make sure to have a few clean baby bottles for this game), or baby shower mad libs.
Don’t forget to bring presents
Encourage guests to bring gifts that a dad-to-be will love.
Some gifts that will be highly appreciated include a bag of snacks, vitamins, energy drinks, and magazines– basically anything will help a new dad get through the first few weeks of fatherhood.
A CD that has lullaby versions of popular rock songs such as Enter Sandman, The Scientist, and Bohemian Rhapsody, among others, will also be a hit among new dads. Don’t forget to get the father-to-be a backpack-style diaper bag so he can carry around all the baby essentials in style.
A dadchelor party can be an awesome way to celebrate fatherhood. Consider these baby shower ideas and don’t forget to have fun!