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Coed Baby Showers And Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Traditions are changing as more men are getting involved in parenting, and even before the babies are brought in by the stork, the men are already doing their daddy roles. So there are some adjustments to observe when you are giving a baby shower and baby shower gift to match.

Coed Baby Showers?

The tradition baby shower was hosted for the expectant mom having her first baby. It is usually held on the 8th month or third trimester of the pregnancy. This is practical and expectant moms feel like moms-to-be when their baby bumps are very pronounced. But today's baby showers are going coed. Daddies-to-be are also excited to get into the act and are equally eager to gush over those gaily wrapped baby shower gift packages.

If you are hosting a coed baby shower for an expectant couple, discuss the shower details with them. Let them go over your guest list. Aside from the usual bumper crop of guests of best friends and family, make sure that the grandparents on both sides are invited as special guests to the baby shower. Ask them if they are registered for any baby gear so you can include the baby shower gift suggestions in your invitation

The advantage of also having coed baby showers is providing the expectant couple time to enjoy the celebration together and with their dearest and closest friends and family members.

Invitations, Food, Gifts, and Favors

You can collaborate with the expectant couple or surprise them with the party. But it's best to let the couple into the plans so you'll know what to prepare and the couple will know what to expect. You can get more ideas for your party theme, invitation, menu, and games.

It is still nice to have a simple invitation indicating the date, time, and place of the baby shower. An RSVP is required so you will know how many to expect for the party. If the couple are registered for baby gear you can guide the guests in the selection of their baby shower gift surprises.

Since you are the one hosting the baby shower and you'll be inviting most of your closest friends you can recommend some baby shower gift items for those who do not have the time to shop. Suggest baby gift baskets and if you already know the gender of the baby recommend pink or blue wagons filled with practical baby things.

Cook the usual party favorites for the brunch or tea party and don't forget to place more emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Ask the expectant mother about her preferences or food allergies and make sure that all meats and fish are thoroughly cooked.

For your shower favors, opt for the beautifully wrapped sunflower seeds your guests can plant when they get home. Another must-have party favor is the elegant champagne bucket timer, which would surely tickle everybody's interests.

Meaningful Games

Give the expectant couple a special game like 20 wishes (depending on the number of guests). It would be fun if you have the same number of beautiful wands (you can make these yourself) for the guests who will make a wish for the baby. This would make a nice warm up before the baby shower gift packs are unwrapped before the party happily winds up for the day.

Submitted by:

Mandie Klein

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