Dadchelor Parties are HERE – get your beer and diaper cake groove on dads!

Dads in the USA and the UK are getting in on the baby-on-the-way action! Moms get their baby shower surrounded by oestrogen loaded friends and family, playing games, enjoy tea and cakes and unwrapping presents. Dads-to-be however have other ideas! They’re going to be dads!

This is cause for great celebration – often a night out with the lads or a party to promote ones magnificent seed-sowing achievement! In honor of all that testosterone, I have some great Dadchelor, Dad-to-be party invitations and partyware!

For great tips and advice on how to throw the perfect Daddy Shower page down!

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  • A Baby is Brewing Baby Shower Diaper Ticket Card
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  • Price: $2.11
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  • New Dad - Baby Shower T-shirt
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  • Description:This customizable New Dad - Baby Shower T-Shirt is designed on the tshirt and would interest those who like new dad, new father, dad to be, father to be, daddy, funny, and baby shower stuff.
  • Price: $20.05
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  • Daddy's Diaper Dooties Funny Shower Gift Adult Apron
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Daddy's Diaper Dooties Funny Shower Gift Adult Apron is designed on the apron and would interest those who like daddys, diaper, dooties, duties, dad, dad to be, and baby stuff.
  • Price: $19.95
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  • Daddy-to-Be Button
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  • Price: $3.25
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  • Price: $23.75
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Daddy Showers - Throwing a Baby Shower for a New Dad

By Charlene J Hertzberg

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 daddy's buddies, then a good friend may choose to throw a men's only baby shower. Office daddy showers, or daddy showers thrown for men who are no longer in a relationship with their baby's 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 dad's 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 baby's 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. He'll 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 aren't 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 can't go wrong, sooner or later the new parents are bound to need them. Plus, if the new mommy is having a shower, she'll end up with many of the things the couple needs.

By bringing diapers the guys won't have to worry about doubling up on gifts. If the invitation doesn't specify, it's 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, it's time that we give them a chance to celebrate and be supported. The time of the daddy shower has definitely come.

Charlene is the owner of The Babbling Baby where she has assisted hostesses in planning hundreds of baby showers, birthday parties, baptisms, christenings, and other special events. She loves helping plan events that are as unique and memorable as the people they are being thrown for. To receive a free baby shower planning guide, go to:

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A Daddy Baby Shower - New Twist on the Old Baby Shower


A Daddy Baby Shower - New Twist on the Old Baby Shower

By Randy Wilson

Try something new, a Daddy Baby Shower. Even though no one would realistically expect a new daddy-to-be to sit around with his closest buddies, opening baby shower gifts and playing party games while oohing and aahing over the imminent birth of his child. That doesn't mean that Dad can't have a baby shower-type celebration. Daddy deserves to celebrate the birth of his child, too!

Of course, the term baby shower does invoke visions of baby themed parties. Like the one described above when planning a baby shower. So perhaps "baby shower" is not an appropriate name for this get-together. Why limit yourself with a label, anyway? Call it a "celebrating-Jim's-impending-fatherhood" party, if you want, instead of baby showers for dad.

Here are a few suggestions to make this type of party one for daddy-to-be to remember:

Daddy Shower - Play Games:

Well, not baby shower games. But you can play poker, horseshoes or even a game of shirts-n-skins football in the back yard.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry:

Have tons of fattening and not-good-for-you foods. Make spareribs, cheese steaks, wings, and anything else you can eat with your hands and make a mess with. The wives won't be there to complain and you can grunt all you want. Have some beers (or soda if you prefer) and barbecue.

Last Night Out:

Take the dad-to-be out for a night on the town to rival his bachelor party. Do some bar hopping, play some pool, shoot some darts, and don't go home until you are kicked out of at least three places. Keep Dad safe, though, and designate someone to stay sober and make sure everyone gets home in one piece. You might also want to check with mom-to-be to make sure she is okay with this plan. She is, after all, pregnant and might not be all that amenable to the last-night-out-before-fatherhood party.

Gifts for Dad-To-Be:

Let the official baby shower take care of the baby necessities. Give Dad gifts for himself, or gifts that he would have chosen for the baby. Buy him a diaper tool kit, complete with goggles, rubber gloves, tongs, clothespin, and of course, diapering essentials, or a Daddy Gear Diaper Bag.

Gag gifts are fun, too. Or you could buy clothing for the new baby with Dad's favorite sports team's logo or matching Dad and Baby t-shirts. Think about necessities like batteries, too. Most likely they won't be on Mom's registry, but all parents know that batteries are a hot commodity in any house with children. Be creative.

And don't forget that Dad might need some reading material to get himself up to date on the latest parenting trends. Consider getting him a book on fatherhood, funny or otherwise, or maybe a magazine subscription for daddy, such as American Baby Magazine.

Ask other new dads to think about what toys or objects were particularly helpful when their little ones were inconsolable, and either buy or recommend them for the times when dad-to-be is home alone with Junior.

Comfort Dad:

New Dads are usually pretty stressed out about what there life is going to be like after the new baby comes. Be prepared to have guests tell funny and helpful stories about their own experiences with becoming a daddy. Make it a point to reassure him that his wife is not really crazy, she is just hormonal and this, too, shall pass.

Remember, daddy baby showers don't have to be like the traditional shower, or even called a shower, but you can have one for dad just the same.

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