Who says only mommy to be’s get to celebrate their upcoming bundle of joy with a baby shower? Daddy-to-be’s are equally just as excited to share the celebration with their buddies—and what better way to do that than to throw a Daddy BABY-Q shower?
Nothing sounds more fun than good treats, beer, party games, and of course, plenty of yummy grilling. Get all the guys ready because a BABY-Q shower is just what a proud papa needs!
Daddy BABY-Q Shower Invitations
Daddy BABY-Q Shower Decorations
The backyard on a sunny day is the perfect set up for a daddy’s baby shower because this is where he will put his grilling skills to good use. Decorations can be simple and cool, with just enough personality for daddy and all his friends to enjoy.
Red and white balloons with orange streamers and banners that spout congratulatory words for the baby to be can be put up just about anywhere, and classic red and white checkered table cloths with folding chairs are comfortable and nostalgic.
A gift table should be set up for the party, as for a daddy’s BABY-Q shower, the guests may bring big packs of diapers. Instead of centerpieces of flowers, opt for tin buckets with specialty bottled beer and sodas on ice in the center of every table for easy grab and go. Beer themed diaper cake is also another idea!
Be sure to have twist off caps or bottle openers handy, and don’t forget a bucket for the bottle caps. Lay out notecards that guests can fill out with “Dad” advice for the daddy to be, which is sure to be something memorable forever.
Daddy BABY-Q Shower Food Ideas
Food is of the utmost importance for the shower, so start with the basic grilling fares—hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, and chicken. Vegetables like asparagus, corn on the cob, and peppers are all amazing for grilling and flavoring as well. Have a “Daddy” apron ready for the father to be to wear as he grills the food for the guests.
Tables of salty snacks such as cheesy dips, chips, crackers, salsa, pretzels, and nuts are perfect for the guys to snack on as they mingle, and for the grilled main course, a table for condiments and all the fixings is a must, too.
Daddy Shower Cake
Daddy shower cake should be fun and festive, such as this cake by jonssons_cakes_and_sweets. “From Beer bottle to Baby bottle” written on the surface of the cake with a beer and a baby bottle on each side of the cake.
Other treats should be equally unique, like a s’more station. Chocolate cupcakes with funny “shit for real” toppers, cookies that replicate hamburgers, and a hollowed-out watermelon filled with refreshing fruit are all easy and delicious to eat.
Daddy Shower Games & Activities
Baby shower games for a daddy baby shower can be loads of fun and full of energy, so think about outdoor games that mix well with baby themes.
For instance, set up a table for a game like “Blindfold Diaper Changing” or “Diaper Tool Belt” and see who can race to get done with their project the fastest. There’s also plenty of outdoor minute-to-win-it baby shower games that you can organize!
Award prizes for the winners such as a grill tool set or a grill master apron. Other great backyard games are corn hole, horseshoes, ring toss, and even field day type games like sack races and touch football.
Daddy BABY-Q Shower Favors
Favors for the guests can also be extremely special and can put a smile on the guests’ faces. Think personalized barware, coasters, bottle openers, or even an assortment of grill accessories such as tools, seasonings and sauces, rugs, and caddies.
Make sure to snap lots of photos, too, because a daddy BABY-Q is a once in a lifetime kind of day.