The theme of a couples baby shower is really what is going to make or break the party. Let’s face it, you are not going to have a pampering for mom theme or a dainty garden tea party. If the baby is a boy, here is the perfect opportunity to have a . Perhaps it could even be a Superbowl Baby Shower, although be sure not to schedule it on the actual day of a sporting event. Any other boy-centered themes will also work great.
The invitations for the shower should also clearly reflect the fact that it is a couples shower. Instead of listing that it is a baby shower for Sue, you should place on the invitation that it is a shower for Sue and Ken. Make sure that you stress that it is a couples showers and that spouses, boyfriends or male guests are invited as well. Spelling it out clearly will help women get their spouses to a celebration that they might otherwise avoid.
A great meal for a couples baby shower is a family barbeque or traditional family meal that everyone already knows and loves. Here is where you might really want to ask the mother and mother-in-law for assistance! Try to have food that everyone will enjoy, and if everyone will be happy with sandwiches and finger foods, then by all means, serve it. Although it is not required, having a few alcoholic beverages available for guests is a great idea for a couples shower.
The events at a couples shower can be a bit difficult to organize since you won’t be doing the usual baby shower games. There won’t be any pie plate hats filled with bows and ribbons, no laughing women as they try to judge how much ribbon it will take to wrap around the waist of the women or women being diapered in toilet paper. There will still be games, and you can adapt some of the traditional games to fit a couples shower. Games like contributed by Sabrina, can be pretty funny when grown men try to empty a bottle. I like to add a bit more humor by having a few dummy nipples where there are no holes in them or very small holes. It usually takes guests a few minutes before they realize that they are not getting much, if anything at all. Perhaps have a range of beverages in the bottles so men can choose one with beer if they wish. You could also play contributed by Heather Summers. I seem to be indicating that men like to drink and eat but don’t take it that way. You can also play simple board games that you take out of your closet. There are so many out there that can be a lot of fun and if you want to get into video games, I have heard great reviews about . After a few minutes everyone will be enjoying the game and even baby will start enjoying the tunes that the guests are belting out on the game. This is sure to be a hit with the guys at the party!
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