A few weeks ago, I threw a baby shower for my best friend and her husband, with the help of some other lovely ladies. The couple is pregnant with their first baby! This sweet little girl has been prayed for quite a while and we are so excited to finally meet her in just a few short weeks.
For this baby shower, I didn’t want it to be too girly or too much like your typical baby shower because I didn’t want the guys there to be bored out their minds.
Here are some of the things I’ve learned about throwing a co-ed baby shower and some of the fun things about this one for “sweet” baby Novella.
Throwing A Co-ed Baby Shower
The theme of the shower was “sweet” baby girl. Everything was about sweets. Candy, ice cream, cookies, or regular foods that were in sweet things! When I make a theme, I go all out with it. The color scheme was purples, grays, and white because those are her nursery colors (something I suggest doing because then the parents can reuse some of the decor if they want to).
Food: We did a variety of sweet stuff including cupcakes with little lollipops in them, cookies shaped like lollipops, a candy bar, purple dipped rice crispy treats, and milk/cookie champagne treats. I threw in real champagne with some purple rock candy as well, to fit the theme of course! There was also beer outside for the guys and some kid-drink options… must have in my opinion if it’s a joint shower.
We also did some “sweet” and spicy meatballs, fruit inside of ice cream cones, and for favors with did an ice cream cone topped with cotton candy to look like a real ice cream cone. We did a few other basic appetizers just so there was something for everyone. You don’t want your guests to be hungry, especially when there are men involved! So fun right?
Decor: There was a lot of purple incorporated into the decor, along with a custom banner that I had made saying “Novella” with two ice cream cones on either side, which you can see in the very first picture up top. One of the ladies who hosted it made some amazing diaper cakes and our guest book was little stamped out cupcakes for guests to write notes on for Novella and her parents. The gift table was decor in and of itself, with the inclusion of the books I asked everyone to bring to help them build a library for their little princess. Guys don’t care about decor, so on this note, you don’t have to worry about anything different from a normal shower to a joint shower.
Extras: We did a diaper raffle, which I think is crucial for any shower. Diapers are a must have! We also played one game, which I wasn’t going to originally but I wanted there to be an activity for the kids after the adults were done. We took a baby tub and everyone took turns trying to bounce as many ping-pong balls into it as possible. The guys liked it because it was kind of like beer pong, plus there was a gift card for the winner! Plus, the couple got to keep the tub after as part of our gift to them:)
Overall, I think that the shower was a hit! Everyone seemed to have fun, the kids and men were all occupied, and the parents-to-be + baby got showered with all of the love that they so deserved!
*Cheers to baby showers, baby gifts, and the sweet babies themselves*