(Closed) Baby shower just for dad?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have no idea if this happens or not. All of the baby showers that I have been to have only included women. I don’t see anything wrong with it though. Just tell him that you would like to throw the party and ask if it is ok.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Absolutely okay!  If they are going to co-parent they will need two of almsot everything.  I would just make it a co-ed party of mutual friends.  I would stay away from baby games and maybe ask everyone not to wrap the gifts or wrap them in celophane so that you have more time to mingle and party.  This should avoid most of the awkwardness 🙂

 

Additionally.. not sure if I should say this, but he might want to think about getting a DNA test.  A baby that is due in mid-late August (assuming it’s not early or you would have said “in a week” rather than “next month”) would have concieved in late November or early December, depending on the exact date.  Just would not want your friend to go through the heartache of thinking a baby is his and then finding out the truth later.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Totally ok if you know that he will be raising the child at least part time! My coworker had a very similar situation and we threw him a a “shower” where we gave him a crib for his apartment. He was very, very grateful. Make sure you invite some guys or make the location guy friendly (like a sports bar) if possible!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Pomapoo:  Wow, YES!!! My brother went through the exact same situation. Him and the mother of the child agreed to be friends for the child’s sake, but why shouldn’t my brother have a shower to get things for the baby he may need?? So we through him a party and it was such a success! It was of course co-ed and it was so cute watching the guys try and play baby games! Good idea, and I say 100% GO FOR IT.

I’m thinking of doing one for Darling Husband when/if we finally conceive but have it more of a poker party where they bring a pack of diapers or wipes to “buy in.”

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Pomapoo:  Oh, I hope they do the games. It was good times. And none of them gave me a hard time about them either. I just said here this is what we’re doing and you’re doing it! LOL. Hope he enjoys it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s a great idea.  When my third brother was born, it was my mom’s BF’s first so they threw him the baby shower instead of my mom.  It was cute.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Pomapoo:  I think it’s a great idea! I think Dads get overlooked in this process, and since their situation is what one might call “traditional,” I’m sure he could use some help and the recognition would make him happy.

Maybe do a case of beer and a case of diapers suggestion? 😉

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s a great idea. I doubt he has any idea how to set up his own home for the baby, and. Would think it was important for him to have a safe and comfortable space for when he has the little one. Kudos for thinking of it 😉

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Great idea!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes absolutely okay! Around where i live they do diaper parties for the guys and the drink, and play cards and what not and people bring lots of diapers. ive had a few friends that havent had to buy diapers for a year!! A co-ed shower would be fun and play the game where you race to see who can drink their baby bottle first. Spike the drink in the bottle for some added fun! haha

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh cool! Glad you did the shower and he enjoyed it.

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