Co-ed baby shower or joint baby showers have become popular in recent years. Traditional showers include a room full of women and cute decorations. A joint shower requires a bit more creativity to include both parents. Think outside of the box when planning a co-ed baby shower.
A friend of mine recently had a barbecue shower for her second child. They wanted to include her husband in the shower, as he had not be present for the first child. Some couples are opting for a baby shower barbecues, as it is an easy way to include the dad to be. The barbecue can either be at a designated time or can be a drop in affair. My friend had a 4 hour time frame that people could come, visit, eat and leave a gift. Games were paper games as this was easier to work into a come as you can barbecue.
Hold a Pounding
Generally for a new home owner, a pounding is a great idea for a co-ed baby shower. The idea is to buy and gift a pound of something needed. A pound may seem like a lot, but ounces add up quickly, difficult as it seems. A pound of diapers or a pound of baby blankets adds up quickly. Why not give a gift basket that weighs a pound and fill it full of baby clothes? A 96 count of newborn diapers weights just over a pound. Creativity is the limit when holding a pounding co-ed baby shower.
Another great option to to host a brunch shower. This can take place at the couple’s home, a relatives or a nice sit down restaurant. At a brunch shower, decorations and games are not the main attraction as the food takes center place. A brunch is easier and cheaper to hold, as breakfast foods generally cost less. Just remember a guy is included, so tend towards gender neutral decorations and games.
If unsure of what to plan, ask the couple to be honored. They might have some great ideas, such as a shower around their favorite sports team or no theme at all. It is about time that men are included in baby shower, and these are just a few of the great co-ed shower ideas.