Baby Party…Co-Ed…please help! :)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsD41503:  That sounds like fun!

I think it’s definitely fine to do a postcard invite. An invite is an invite!

You could definitely do a few games… I really like baby present bingo! So the guests have something to enjoy while Mom and Dad open gifts. And you could do the sticker instant win at the end!

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsD41503:  I am a big fan of the Baby-Que barbeque party for co-ed showers and it sounds like it would work great in this situation.  Throw it like you would a normal BBQ (postcard invites from Vistaprint are fine and usually cheap; check for a Groupon).  Set up the food and drinks then have the present opening at a set time.  I like the sticker on the plate and door prizes way more than traditional baby shower games.

Don’t be surprised if the men could care less about the baby shower aspects so maybe pick a day when basketball or baseball is on so they have something to do?  You could also put out lawn games like corn hole and horse shoes if you have the space.

Also, remember that the baby is going to be there so some time will be taken up with guests cooing at the baby and taking pictures.

Post # 5
231 posts
Helper bee

I went to a co-ed meet the baby-baby shower this past fall that had about 50-60 ppl at it and it was the same as any other baby shower except it had men.

They did a couple games one was a door prize sort of game where there was a soother under one of the chairs and whoever was sitting on the chair got the prize (soap from bath and body works) my SO was on the chair so I got the prize so it worked out well for me! The other game was a game where you couldn’t say no and everytime someone said no you got their nametage, whoever had the most at the end won. My SO’s friend won this (also male) and the prize was a set of Betty boop glasses. I am letting you know what they won because both gifts were kinda girly and it was men who won boh of them so that would be the only thing I would have changed.

Post # 6
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Postcards sound lovely and I’m sure the cake will be, too.
I would skip the traditional shower format and not play the usual games or open gifts in front of everybody.  Quiet music, mimosas/beer/alchol, and substantial food (not just cupcakes and crudites) will make a fun party.  People don’t need constant entertainment, they can just talk.  It’s cliched, but if you want the men involved, I would do competition style games (like fastest team to change a baby doll’s diaper).  I would have a movie quietly running or a few toys to keep the kids occupied.  

Post # 7
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsD41503:  I really like that idea rather than a baby shower actually.  Goodness the Bee sure does mess with my life plans LOL

Post # 10
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think the best approach to these kinds of parties is just that. Treat them like a party. Where you just so happen to open presents for 10 minutes in the middle. You could do a BBQ or a game night or just a cocktail party.

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