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Dadchelor Parties Are The New Baby Shower for Dads-to-be

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It seems dads are wanting in on a bit of the baby shower action by having dadchelor parties to celebrate the arrival of their first child.

Baby showers are usually a party held for a mum-to-be who is expecting her first child, celebrated with female friends and family. A baby sprinkle is often held for the second baby and is a chance for the parents-to-be to be ‘sprinkled’ with necessities for their new addition.

The next ‘baby party’ that is starting to trend is the Dadchelor Party – basically a baby shower for the dads. Often involving beers with their mates.

The way we hold baby showers is now starting to change with dad-to-be included in the party shenanigans.

In 2015, Pinterest had a spike of searches for ‘co-ed showers’ by 255%. Dad-chelor parties bring up a range of ideas sharing games and presents for dad-to-be.

On Instagram, if you type in #dadchelorparties, the celebrations include typical blokey elements like a bbq, sport and beer.
Here is what we found:

Spot of golf for a Monday! #dadchelorparty @jkwitnish

A photo posted by Robbie Bowen (@robbowen14) on

Successful diaper keg for the Kyles! #dadchelorparty

A photo posted by annabellerrt (@annabellerrt) on

Congrats Brian!! Party on. Lol #dadchelorparty #fathertobe #breakfasttheme

A photo posted by Koy Saelee (@koylee00) on

It’s great, to be, a Michigan Wolverine #dadchelorparty #goblue #hishayna

A photo posted by Matthew Angrist (@mattangrist) on

What do you think about dadchelor parties? Did the father of your child have one? Or did you have a co-ed baby shower where you both celebrated with family and friends?

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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