At a Co-ed Baby Shower
Games, Food, Drinks, Fun and Favors
Baby Showers need to be fun and these days are not just for women. Today both men and women are attending baby showers. They are have become more of a party than a day that girls get together to do girly things!
Your baby shower is a special event for the mom-to-be. Make the celebration memorable with personalized baby shower party favors. Your guests will love an eco-friendly favors, delicious great food and drinks and games that are fun for both men and women.
Men and women naturally get split up at parties in general, add the word baby shower to the mix and you heighten the likely hood of this happening. No stress though, this should be seen as appropriate natural behavior and there is no reason to stress about it, just stay calm and make sure the party is fit for both men and women. Use some baby shower games to bring the couples and genders back together for at least a little bit.
Games are great to play even in a mixed group of men and women. Baby shower games like timed changing diaper relays, baby madlibs, and other games are fun for both men and women. A great baby shower game to play with couples is the famous mothers and fathers, basically you just finish the sentence and make sure to fill out the answers correctly. To download the game click here.
Another funny game for guys to play is fill-up an 8 oz. baby bottle with milk or another beverage and see which one can drink it fastest.
Food and Drink
Finger sandwiches that us ladies usual see at baby showers thrown by the girls probably won’t be a meal fit for a king (the guys at the party). Make sure to incorporate Hors d’oeuvres like little pizzas, pigs in a blanket, chicken wings, etc. Even making a larger meal may be more appropriate, if you think that would be better.
An even better idea would be to have a BBQ and have the guys doing the cooking on the grill outside.
Make sure to have lots of beer in stock. May even be a good idea to find out what people want to drink before hand. This way you are covering all grounds.
Of course have wine, spritzers and champagne for the ladies but also add drink that guy alike to drink more of.
All these ideas can make a co-ed baby shower a lot more guy friendly. Men already have a preconceived notion about baby showers are probably make a comment or two to their significant other regarding the fact they were even invited.
Ladies it is your job to help them realize the baby showers can be fun for men too and prove to them that times are changing!
Don’t let your guest go home empty handed. Personalized Cups will help everyone remember how much fun the had at the party. The personalized stadium cups from kooziez.com are great and are eco-friendly. They are reusable and are BPA FREE, so no harsh chemicals. The cups will get a lot of use during the party too, especially if you were planning on having the BBQ baby shower. The cups can be used for the keg or any drink that will be served.
Other great favors are cookies and sweets to take home. Make sure the favors are not babyish and have a practical use. Men don’t like things that aren’t practical.
All in all the baby shower should be fun and not too girly like they have been stereotyped to be and have been traditionally. One last piece of advice is try and stay clear of a lot of girly talk this will keep the guys even further away. The co-ed baby shower will probably be filled with practical jokes, and other more general subjects.