In the past, men have often felt left out of the preparation for a new baby. A baby shower is seen as an all female event, and men are seldom invited. An internet search for man’s baby shower, or what is often called a beer and diaper party, shows that people started talking about a man’s only shower sometime in the past five years or so. After all, why should men be left out? However, the theme takes on a different feel than for a woman’s baby shower.
While a man’s baby shower is usually called a beer and diaper party, it does not have to involved alcohol. The idea was to make the name of the shower and the theme seem more manly than the pink flowers and cupcakes associated with a woman’s baby shower. The baby shower them can be related to something the Dad to be is interested in, including sports or fishing. Decorating for a boy, in all blue would be appropriate for a guy’s only shower, but a pink baby girl themed shower might be out of place. So neutral colors often work well, if a color them is chosen rather than a hobby theme.
Any woman who has attended a baby shower knows that the mom to be gets more than enough clothes, blankets and baby toys. People often forget to include diapers as a gift idea. Many men who host a man’s only baby shower, list diapers as the main gift. This makes sense, since over half of women nurse and men often end up with ‘ booty’ duty. Diapers, wipes and diaper rash creme make the perfect gift idea for a man’s only baby shower.
Games or Entertainment
Men generally don’t appreciate cute female type shower games, so finding games or entertainment that might interest a man often proves more difficult. Why not have either a diaper changing contest or a pack the diaper bag game? Disneybaby.com suggests both of these ideas and gives simple instructions on their website. Some suggestions include adding melted chocolate to the inside of a baby diaper for a ‘real diaper’ effect during the diaper game!
Next time a male friend of man in your family is expecting a baby, plan a beer and diaper party for them. With a bit of creativity and planning, a man’s only baby shower or guy shower, can be a success. Its nice to know that men can now be included in the age old ritual of baby showers.