(Closed) Has anyone attended coed baby shower?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Bumble bee

@HappyBride827: I’ve been to 2.  guess it depends on what you want. Both involved a lot more alcohol than you wuld ever see at a girls only shower. Honestly, the only thing the guys will look forward to about the whole thing. There was no opening of the presents and the uwwing and awwing. I’d say it resembled a bbq more than  shower. 

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@HappyBride827:  That is adorable. Love it!

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@HappyBride827:  Cooler of beer and a game was provided on the back porch for the guys so they were entertained.  They don’t really participate in the traditional baby shower activities and honestly I know my FH wouldn’t want to hear half of the discussions women have about being pregnant, babies, and your postpartum body at a baby shower.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Bailey\'s Palomar Resort

Mr B’s Brother & SIL had a Co-ED shower a few years ago, and they had a taco cart and beer. Honestly, the only part of the event that was baby-shower related was that SIL opened the presents. Other than that it was really just laid back BBQ.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@HappyBride827:  we want to have a co-ed shower! were thinking of doing it at our house, or renting out a place where itd be a big luncheon. at our house the guys could hang out and grill while the girls do those games.. tho im not hugely in to those games anyway. we’d have beer definitely & were thinking yard games etc too. ive never been to one but i picture them fun! i rather attend a co-ed than an all ladies, but im a lady.. im sure many men would wonder why they need to go. lol! DH and i would probably open presents together, but with our friends im sure the men would hang out around us with thier girlfriends/wives and just continue to drink & eat. lol.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

I just threw one too actually! It seems like people all loved the following:

-Signature drinks (We did an alcoholic one for the Dad, one that could be alcoholic or non for the Mom, and a non-alcoholic one for the baby).

-Only one silly and short game, plus a few crafts that were out if people wanted to do them.

-Birth betting pool.

-Laid back with lots of food!

I think the key for guys is to make sure they don’t feel obligated to take part in the “cutesy” stuff but still have that sort of thing available for people that like it.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My husband and I are going to have one! =) We are excited! The boys will be in the back Bbqing and the girls inside. Games and food will be all around and everyone is welcome to mingle and do whatever they want. lol

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a huge shower. There was about 15 men. They set up a poker table for the guys. They had a lot of fun. As far as alcohol there was beer & wine. Of course a ton of food. They forgot it was a shower until theu had to help load the gifts lol

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@HappyBride827:  They seem to be common in the Illinois area. I just went to one in the beginning of the year. It was a brunch setting so not much alcohol. The guys seemed to enjoy themselves but they were close friends of the couple; like brother, brother in law, god father of the baby, etc.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The last baby shower I went to was coed. It was HUGE (he’s got a huge family). There were maybe 75-100 people? They did open the gifts together at the end, and because he’s such a joker, he had everyon in stitches. They took turns and I don’t know how it happened, but he ended opening up every awkward gift. Like nipple cream. Or nursing bras. 😀

Post # 42
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Helper bee

Every baby shower I’ve been to so far has been co-ed, well two of them were more like welcome to the world parties because the babies decided they wanted to make their debut earlier than expected lol. They’re pretty cool & laid back, everyone eating & chit chatting. I only remember alcohol at one for sure, the rest there might have been but I don’t recall. I had a good time at all of them.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My baby shower (2 years ago!) was co-ed. It was fun because everyone knew each-other.

We had a buffet, but no alcohol (non-drinkers). I don’t think anyone was bored. We had games and all the younger people participated. It was really just like any other get together with friends and family.

Plus, I really wanted my husband there, and his father and grandfather. Even my teenaged nephew and his girlfriend were there!

My SIL had a co-ed baby shower also, and hers was just a BBQ at the park, with present-opening at the end.

The only other baby shower I’ve been to was ladies only, and was very awkward because they had invited everyone they knew (mostly the mother’s friends) and as a guest I didn’t know anyone except the girl whose party it was (she only knew me and one other guest!). She got a ton of gifts, though.

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Newbee

bump!

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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HappyBride827:  we had one, I think it’s important that the guys have a place to go to, to just be guys..in our case the guys mostly hung out downstairs watching sports and in sure some of them had beers down there though it wasn’t advertised. They came up for presents and food but that was about it. 

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