Want to try something new for a father-to-be? Although most men feel out of place at luncheon wrapped in pink or blue tulle, many fathers admit they wouldn’t mind a day of their own to celebrate their baby’s arrival. Of course, the term baby shower does raise visions of baby themed parties. So maybe “baby shower” is not an appropriate name for this event. Call it a “celebrating impending fatherhood” party instead.
Here are a some suggestions to make this party for daddy-to-be a big hit:
If you are going for a sporty theme consider using baseballs, footballs or pucks as invitations. The most important thing is maintaining masculinity, try to stay away from pinks. Make sure to invite plenty of men, and don’t forget about his single friends.
Gifts for Dad-To-Be:
You could buy clothing for the new baby with Dad’s favorite sports team’s logo or matching Dad and Baby t-shirts. Most teams offer infant and toddler size items. A handyman will get a kick out of receiving a tiny tool belt and work boots for when the baby is old enough to help out Dad. A sports theme diaper cake can also make a great gift. And don’t forget that Dad might need some reading material to get up to speed on the latest parenting trends. Consider getting him a book on fatherhood, or a magazine subscription. Have guests bring gifts that they find useful as fathers.
Well, not baby shower games. Choose ones that dads-to-be and their friends will enjoy. You can play poker and catch up with old friends. Play a game of horseshoes or toss the football around in the back yard. Get together on a night of a big game and have a blast or go on a fishing trip. If you don’t want to play games, just throw an old fashioned BBQ.
Dads-to-be are usually pretty stressed out about what there life is going to be like after the new baby comes. Have friends tell some funny and helpful stories about their own experiences with becoming a father. Reassure him that his wife is not really crazy, she is just hormonal and it will pass.
Daddy baby showers don’t have to be the traditional baby showers. Blending some creativity and fun, you can be sure the dad-to-be will have a memorable experience.