Coed Baby Shower Ideas
for your Couples Baby Shower!
Coed baby showers and couples baby showers are becoming a very popular trend. I think this is a wonderful thing, because after all, why shouldn't both parents share in the celebration of their upcoming baby? Many couples also have a lot of mutual friends and would like for everyone to share in the celebration.
However, before you plan your couples baby shower, make sure that this is something that the parents-to-be want. Even though we will show you how to make your coed baby shower "guy friendly", some men may still feel uncomfortable attending a baby shower. Or, the mother-to-be may have been hoping for an all-girl baby shower. Either way, its best to ask.
Coed Baby Shower Invitations
It is important that you make it clear on the invitations that this is a couples baby shower.
Coed Baby Shower Wording
You will also want to make sure that the invitation wording includes both parents names. You could say something like:"Please join us for a couples baby shower honoring John and Sarah Smith."
Just make sure that it is clear that the shower is for both parents.
See our free baby shower invitation wording for cute coed wording ideas.
Coed Baby Shower Themes
You can really have some fun when picking a theme for a couples baby shower. Forget the traditional or girly baby shower themes, and go for something that everyone will enjoy. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Casino Baby Shower Theme- this is definitely not your average baby shower theme, but it would be a fun coed shower if both parents like the Las Vegas scene. Decorate the main party room to look like a casino. Use green felt for table covers. Set up different tables with casino games, like blackjack, roulette and craps. Have guests buy poker chips with diapers.
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If it is in your budget, you can also find companies that will supply all the games and the dealers.
Serve appetizers and cocktails for the guests. Just make sure to have some mocktails (virgin drinks) for the mom-to-be and guests that don't drink alcohol.
Give out Baby Shower Playing Cards with Personalized Labels or Custom Baby Shower Chocolate Coins for favors.
Western Baby Shower Theme Decorate with Western style decorations like cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and bandannas.
Put a bouquet of flowers inside a cowboy boot and you have a cute, western centerpiece. Try using bandannas as napkins at each place setting.
Have someone teach everyone a few county line dances. You could even have a contest to see who can line dance the best.
Horse shoes would be another fun game to play outside if the weather is nice.
Serve southern style food, like barbecue ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, and coleslaw. Serve sweet tea and lemonade in mason jars.Give out Barbecue Sauce Favors.
Tailgating Baby Shower Theme- perfect for the couple who loves sports. You could actually have a tailgating shower at their favorite sporting event a few hours before the game. Or, you could host the game at home or a local sports bar. Have the game playing on the television. Grill up hamburgers and hot dogs. Serve with nachos or french fries and ice cold beer. See our sports baby shower theme for more ideas.
"Sip and See" Baby Shower- a sip and see shower is actually held 2-8 weeks after the baby is born. Guests are invited to stop in (during a certain time frame) and "sip" on drinks and "see" the new baby.
Put out some light snacks or desserts and champagne or other beverages. Games and favors are not necessary, this is just a time for friends and family to meet the new baby and congratulate the parents. Having everyone over in one day can help alleviate endless visits in those early weeks when all you want to do is get a little sleep.More Coed Baby Shower Theme Ideas
Here are a few more of our baby shower themes that would be great for a couples baby shower.
Beach Baby Theme
Baby Under Construction Theme
Picnic Baby Shower
Coed Baby Shower Ideas- Food and Drink
Forget the tea sandwiches and other dainty food when choosing food for your couples baby shower. Serve anything that has to do with grilling or BBQ and you can't go wrong. See our barbecue menu for a sample menu along with recipes and ideas.
Another fun idea is to have a build your own burger bar. Grill plenty of hamburgers and fill a table with all kinds of burger toppings like, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, a variety of cheeses, pickles, etc. Don't forget to put out condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayo,and BBQ sauce.
Pizza is also another crowd pleaser if you are having a casual baby shower, and best of all there isn't any cooking or preparation needed. Just order a variety of pizzas and have them delivered.
Serving beer or cocktails at a coed baby shower is another way to put the guys at ease. Just make sure to see how the parents feel about having alcohol at the shower first.
Coed Baby Shower Games
Whether you want to have games at your couples baby shower is up to you and the parents-to-be. If you are having a causal coed get together, it is fine to let the guests just visit and share stories and advice. If you have a group that knows each other well or hasn't see each other in a while, they might just enjoy being able to catch up with everyone.
If you do want to play games, see our coed baby shower games page. We have a fun selection of baby shower games that are perfect for a couples baby shower.
Coed Baby Shower Favors
Make sure the favors are something that a man or woman would enjoy. Food is always a good option, like cookies, brownies, or personalized candy bars. We recommend the Candy Wrapper Store for personalized candy bar labels.
A dessert table or candy bar is another option. Fill the table
with all kinds of yummy treats and put out favor bags. Let the guests
know to take some goodies home with them.