Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 20:38:03 PM. Baby Shower. By admin.
Daddy Showers - Throwing a Baby Shower for a New Dad For years daddies have been left out of the baby shower world. However as daddies are becoming more active in the lives of their babies, they are gradually be included more and more in showers. Over the past 10 years, couples showers have grown in popularity. They bring the new daddies into the celebration. Now men are beginning to take it a step farther with the Daddy Shower, also known as the Dad-tchelore Party. Who can throw a Daddy Shower? A daddy shower is generally thrown by a friend or coworker of the expecting daddy. If the party is for a bunch of daddys buddies, then a good friend may choose to throw a mens only baby shower. Office daddy showers, or daddy showers thrown for men who are no longer in a relationship with their babys mother, are more likely to be co-ed and thus can be thrown by either a man or woman. Who is a Daddy Shower for? A daddy shower can be thrown for any man who is expecting a child soon. It could be for a man who is expecting a new baby. Men who are adopting can also be graced with a Daddy Shower. Why a Daddy Shower? Daddy showers are a way to show support for a man who is about to become a new father. There are many reasons why you might choose throw a shower for a daddy. If the new mommy is having a mommy only baby shower with her girlfriends and female relatives, a daddy shower can be a good way for the men in the family and for the new dads friends to show him their support. A daddy shower is also very appropriate in a workplace. It is a great way to recognize a man who is soon going to be taking on this important new role. It allows co-workers to celebrate with him. While also helping him provide for all of those new baby necessities. Another time when a daddy shower becomes even more important is for the new dad who is no longer with the babys mom. Sometimes, for one reason or another the parents are not involved in a relationship when a new baby is born. In this situation the new dad will need all of the same supplies that the new mom will need. Hell also need all of the support his friends and family can muster. A daddy shower is a great way to make him feel important and supported. What do we do at a Daddy Shower? Most men arent too interested in the traditional baby games. Instead options like have a back yard grilling party, a football party, or even just hanging around talking tend to be more popular with men than a traditional style shower. If games are desired, most men seem to prefer the ones that get everyone laughing. Baby Bottle chugging, taste the baby food, and the dirty diaper game are good game options. Do we need to bring gifts? What kind of gifts should we bring? The situation of the man and instructions for the shower will play a big part in what gift you decide to bring. When the guys get together to celebrate with dad, a lot of times they have no idea what to bring. For that reason, many daddy showers specify right on the invitation that the attendees should bring a pack of diapers. This makes it great for everyone. The daddy gets lots of diapers for the baby, thus saving a bundle. Many men like this because they know what to bring. Also, no matter what size of diapers they bring, they cant go wrong, sooner or later the new parents are bound to need them. Plus, if the new mommy is having a shower, shell end up with many of the things the couple needs. By bringing diapers the guys wont have to worry about doubling up on gifts. If the invitation doesnt specify, its a great idea to bring fun things that the new dad can do with the baby. Daddy diaper tool boxes and tool belts, books for daddy to read to the baby, as well as balls and toys tend to have more appeal for the new daddy than baby clothes. If the new dad will be parenting separately from the new mom, then he will have a need for a lot more baby goodies, and thus gifts like those generally given at baby showers would be much more appropriate. With the ever growing role that new dads are taking in raising their babies, its time that we give them a chance to celebrate and be supported. The time of the daddy shower has definitely come.
A Delicious Baby Shower Food Planning Guide Try to imagine a baby shower without the baby shower food. It wouldnt be nearly as enjoyable, would it? The guests might start to get hungry, thirsty, even grouchy! To be sure, the baby shower food is an essential element for a successful baby shower. It is a tasty touch that everyone enjoys! With such importance placed on the menu, it would be wise for you to plan your baby shower food carefully. Here are 6 considerations that you should make when planning your baby shower menu: 1. How many people are coming? If many people are coming (15 or more), it would be a LOT of work to plan an entire meal for everyone. Rather, fingerfood, beverages, and appetizers would be perfect. Sandwiches and soups might be a good idea. But if you only have a small group coming (less than 10), then a full meal might not be too much work. It all depends on how much effort you want to put into the baby shower menu. 2. What time of day is the baby shower? You want your food and menu to reflect the respective time of day. For example, if you have a baby shower in the afternoon, a light lunch would be more appropriate than breakfast food. 3. What is the baby shower theme? Making food to match your theme adds an extra touch to your baby shower that really emphasizes your theme, adds to the atmosphere, and impresses everyone who sees it. This is a party! Food should be fun! 4. What type of people are coming to the shower? When I say "type" I mean: are your guests more the "BBQ chicken and potato salad" type or "Shrimp platter with vinaigrette salad wraps" type? Know your guests and choose the baby shower menu accordingly. 5. How much time do you have? Most likely, you dont have much spare time. So, simple is best. Simple doesnt mean plain or boring, it just means choosing baby shower menu items that are easy and fast to prepare. There are many great recipes for simple yet delicious appetizers, snacks, and beverages. Make as many or as few as you think will satiate your guests. 6. Is anyone going to help you prepare the baby shower food? If there is one area that you are going to ask help for, I would suggest that this be the one! Assigning several other friends or family members of the expectant mother to prepare food will save you a LOT of time and work. Not that preparing baby shower food is hard, it isnt. Its just that you, as the hostess, have so many other things to plan for. So having a few people each bringing one or two baby shower menu items will save you a lot of work. Plus, you wont have to be running around the day of the shower making sure that the food is ready. You can take comfort in the fact that the party food is taken care of and you can focus on finishing everything else! There are several types of food that can be served at a baby shower: appetizers, beverages, salads & sandwiches, a full meal, and/or desserts. Your baby shower menu could consist of any combination of those types of baby shower food. A typical baby shower menu includes at least 3 foods and 1 beverage. For example, you could serve chicken salad sandwiches, a vegetable tray with dip, chocolate turtle brownies, and pink baby shower punch. This type of menu would please your guests, and yet wouldnt be too much work to prepare (and wouldnt be too expensive either!). Every baby shower is different, thus, every baby shower menu is different, as well. Just remember the 6 baby shower food planning tips above, and you are sure to plan both a successful and a DELICIOUS baby shower!
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