Couples baby shower... Who knew they could be so fun!! I have been in charge of two at my house and am actually in the process of throwing another one for the incredible Jenessa Dyer of J.Bailey Occasions at the end of February. More to come about that one!
Anyway, here are some of questions that come may come up for these type of showers... how do you make a baby shower not so cutsie since those silly men will be there?! Do you do all the baby frilly details? Do you break out the blue and pink? Can you serve alcohol at a baby shower? What kind of foods do you pick since guys will be there? Can you play those fun baby games with the men there?
So here is one shower that may help with a few of our questions.
I threw a shower for one of my very closest friends Mindy and John David back in August. They were having a sweet baby girl Lyla. So the first question I tackled was what color scheme to go with. I thought since men were going to be there we should make the colors girly but definitely not pink and frilly. So we went with Yellow and Grey.
I found this cute yellow and grey fabric from etsy.com, We painted letters that I got from Hobby Lobby grey; that whole project was around $5.00. Yellow lanterns from social couture online.
Found this grey plaque from Target 70% off and mod podged scrapbook paper on top of wooden letters in her initials from Hobby Lobby then super glued them on the plaque. Fun find!
Thankfully it was a warm summer night so we set up every table I had on the front and back porch. Lit candles and lanterns on every table.
Party Favors! Bottles are from the dollar store filled with lemon drops to go with the yellow theme also found from the dollar store!
Dessert and drink table.
For food we picked to do dinner for everyone. We did a Mexican fiesta! Enchiladas, big mexican salad. chips, salsa and cheese dip on every table.
For a couples shower there is no need to stick to just a party punch. So we did beers, margaritas and wine. Beers were served in the blow up rubber ducky. That was one of my favorite touches. It is actually a bathtub for Sawyer that makes into a perfect ice chest! You can find the rubber ducky tubs at Target
For activities we just stuck to fun laid back yard games; Baggo, Washers, Bacci Ball just to name a few! You don't always have to play baby games at a baby shower! The guys of course LOOOVVEEED it!
Between the yummy dinner, candle lit tables outside, fun yard games, beer, wine and margaritas all in all it was a very successful night. In fact, if I remember correctly the party didn't end till about midnight! Even though fun frilly proper ladies showers are fun too, I have become quite the fan of these evening dinner showers for both the new mom and the new dad! What better way to celebrate a new life by getting all your closest friends (guys and girls) together to share in conversation, good food, and to simply have a little fun before the big D Day!