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'Dadchelor' Parties Grow Popular Among Dads-To-Be

Women have long celebrated the impending arrival of her little one with baby showers complete with strollers, onesies, diapers, wipes and more.  Many are adorned with wonderful food and chic non-alcoholic cocktails, as it is a time to spend with the ones closest to you before the baby comes.

Now, dads want to get in on the baby shower action.  Recently, there has been an increase number in the dad-to-be parties, known as “dadchelor” parties.  Dadchelor parties are a far cry from the traditional baby shower that women throw for their expecting friends.  Instead, it is the daddy version of a bachelor party.  These parties are packed with testosterone and lots and lots of beer.

“Men who are on the brink of man hood, which is  parenthood of course, go out and  have one last night one last night of freedom.”  Carley Roney, editor in chief of TheBump.com, tells Fox News. “Basically party it up with the boys before becoming a parent.

Many of the activities that occur at a dadchelor party include:

  • Diaper Keg: men attending the party bring diapers for the dad-to-be in exchange for beer.  The diapers get stacked up by the keg while the men enjoy the beer.
  • Beer Bottle Competitions: Baby bottles are filled with beer while the men see who can drink it the fastest.
  • Diaper Hoops: Try to make a basket into the Diaper Genie
  • Party Buses: Many men take the party on the road and rent party buses to visit their favorite local bar for one last hurrah

My husband never had the opportunity to have his dadchelor party before our daughter was born, but I am definitely going to encourage it before our second little girl is born.

As women, we have nine long months to help us prepare for a baby.  We feel the kicks and are able to form a bond with our child long before she is born.  Sometimes it is more difficult for a man to do that and the idea of having a newborn in the house can send them into a state of panic.

Why not celebrate some of their last moments before their lives completely change forever and let them have one night of fun with their guy friends?  I think it sounds like a blast and am in fact quite jealous of the one last escapade!

Did your spouse have a dadchelor party?  Would you let him if he wanted to?

 

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