Having a baby is a very exciting time in your life and you will probably be invited to many baby showers. They are a great way to meet interesting people, celebrate the birth of babies, and give gifts that help a new mom get organized.
However, diaper shower parties can also be stressful to organize for the parents-to-be because of the number of things that need to be done in preparation. If you want to calm their fears and throw them stress-free, the organized party then read on for some ideas about how to throw a diaper party. Consider having a diaper party as an alternative to a traditional baby shower!
What is a diaper party?
There is such a thing as called diaper party. Before I get into our diaper party ideas, you should first understand what a diaper party is. A diaper party is a no-frills, all-diaper baby shower for men ( shower focused on the father of the baby). It’s so simple and straightforward. It’s every man’s fantasy. If the mother can throw a party for all of her friends, why shouldn’t her husband? There are some significant distinctions between a baby shower and a diaper party.
It’s the most simple baby shower ever! It can be as simple or as complex as you want. The point is that it can be straightforward.
There is no need for complicated baby shower games (though you can still play a few fun ones). You don’t need anything out of the ordinary. Snacks work flawlessly.
If you’re planning a baby shower for Dad, you can easily cover food and drinks with some beer and burgers! You can do sandwiches and soda if you’re going coed!
Seriously, the point is to keep things simple! A “beer and diaper party” is a popular theme, and if you really want to get wild, you could have a diaper keg party. Consider it a Superbowl party, but instead of gifts, take diapers and baby wipes. The soon-to-be father and mother will be grateful for an abundance of both. And, if there is a game on that day, turn on the television for those who don’t want to miss it.
Also, if you’re going to a diaper party, don’t go straight to the newborn diapers. Some babies are born chubby and will not fit into them, believe it or not. So, if they deserve anything to celebrate the impending arrival of their bouncing baby, it’s an epic party.
How is a diaper party different from a baby shower?
It is customary for the father-to-family be’s or friends to plan his diaper party. A diaper party is frequently held on the same day as a baby shower, and the two are sometimes combined. It’s polite not to plan your own party, just like it’s polite not to plan your own baby shower.
To some, throwing your own diaper party or baby shower is considered tacky. But, to be honest, you could throw your own party and make gifts optional. After all, it’s a party for the baby and the new parents. Everyone likes to have a good time, gifts or no gifts, and who doesn’t get excited about the arrival of a new baby?
Diaper shower parties typically involve the exchange of items such as clothing, toys, muslins, bibs, blankets, and other baby necessities.
If the mama-to-be is already well-prepared, why not throw a diaper shower instead: a party centered on the distribution of diapers, wipes, and diaper-related items to ensure she’s ready for the deluge of pee and poop she’s about to face when her little one arrives?
Diaper Party Invitations
Baby shower invitations, as well as diaper parties, are always enjoyable to create. You can choose a theme that is appropriate for the father-to-be and his guests.
Pinterest has a plethora of ideas to inspire you. It is the ultimate platform for do-it-yourself projects. Beer or sports are popular themes for diaper party invitations. This is, of course, because many men enjoy beer and sports. However, not all men are interested in the same things.
If your father is a gamer, you can come up with some simple ideas based on his favorite game. If he’s a Science Fiction fan, there are plenty of options for him. You can also order pre-made invitations online.
Diaper Party Decorations
This is one aspect of diaper party planning where you can go as crazy as you want or as simple as you want.
Decorations aren’t necessary if your party or baby shower will be mostly attended by fathers. It’s all about the food here!
But we devised a simple way to theme the party or baby shower! We drew inspiration for our color scheme from diaper packs! It made for a bright and cheerful (as well as gender-neutral) decorating theme! It’s simple to find tablecloths and paper plates in the colors you want!
Of course, you are free to go all out and create diaper cakes, diaper castles, or whatever your heart desires! We’re sure they’d be appreciated and adorable!
Diaper Party Favors
There’s no denying that men prefer simplicity. A diaper shower is all about the simple, uncomplicated details. So party favors at a diaper party or baby shower may not be important to a father-to-be. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze them in.
Many men enjoy beer, whiskey, and other so-called “manly” beverages. Sending the guys home with a special 6 pack or a few sample bottles of some good whiskey would be a great idea. Get creative and think of something that interests you and the men attending your party or baby shower.
Diaper Party Games
A baby shower usually includes a lot of activities and games, whereas a diaper party does not. But that doesn’t preclude them from making an appearance! Here are some diaper party games suggestions.
Diaper raffle is popular at baby showers, so there’s no reason they can’t be incorporated into a diaper party. Simply put, it’s a way for friends and family to gift diapers for the soon-to-be father.
All you have to do is include the raffle details on the invitation; explain that attendees will receive a raffle ticket for each pack or box of diapers purchased. The winner is drawn at the end of the party and receives a prize.
Baby beer is another diaper party game. There’s no denying that most men enjoy a good drinking game. Fill baby bottles with beer and see who can chug it the fastest to make this one baby-themed (weird, right?)
What exactly is in the diaper bag? This game was played at my own diaper shower. It’s a surprisingly difficult game, but it’s a great way to get everyone involved.
All you have to do is fill a changing bag with a variety of baby items like baby clothes, muslin cloths, baby gear, etc. Of course, they don’t have to be about diapers! Each participant feels the bag and tries to guess what’s inside.
Diaper Party Themes
Surprise, surprise, diapers, and beer are the most popular themes for a diaper shower! It certainly makes sense given that it’s a men’s diaper shower. In fact, ‘Huggies and Chuggies’ is a common description for this diaper shower theme. If that doesn’t pique the guests’ interest, I’m not sure what will.
You can provide your own drinks, or if it’s a BYOB situation, make sure to include the details on the invitation.
Are diaper parties just for guys?
A diaper party is essentially a baby shower for men only. It usually consists of three components: beer, food (BBQ), and instead of bringing a shower gift, guys gift diapers to help the expecting couple.
Some couples are having joint baby showers, but many are still for the girls only. While the girls plan elaborate baby showers complete with decorations, games, and adorable gifts, the guys should not be left out!
Why not throw a low-key “guys only” party to celebrate the arrival of the baby? A diaper party is an ideal excuse to get together with the guys and drink some beer while watching a game on TV.
Do you bring diapers to a diaper party?
Simply put, a diaper party is a baby shower for the father-to-be and his friends, except instead of gifts from a baby registry, they bring diapers and wipes. People don’t need to dress up for a beer and diapers party; they come as they are. Diapers make for great gifts so the parents don’t have to go out and purchasing diapers in those first few days or weeks. And, given how expensive diapers can be, everyone has the right to ask for assistance and everyone brings diapers.
What size diapers are most needed?
Most babies will begin in the Newborn size (which also includes a cut-out in the front for the umbilical cord) and eventually spend the majority of their diapering days in size 4, the most popular size on the market.
What size diapers for diaper party?
Even if buying newborn diapers comes to mind when thinking about buying diapers for an infant, it is probably not the best idea. Size does matter in this situation. Many people are either unaware of diaper sizes or are unable to recall them.
The benefit of a diaper party is that friends and family member can assist the parents in stocking up on all sizes of diapers! When we were planning our party, I encouraged our guests to bring larger diaper sizes.
Many parents will stock up a box of diapers in the smaller sizes that they will require when their baby first arrives, but babies will require diapers for quite some time! Bringing larger sizes such as the 2, 3, 4, and 5s is a great way to help them be prepared as the months progress!
With all of these simple ideas, you can throw a fun diaper shower for any of your friends or family members! Remember to keep things simple. It’s more about spending time together and assisting the new parents with their preparations!
Have you ever heard of a gift within a gift? If you want to bring two gifts to the diaper shower, put the diapers in a jumbo pack diaper bag and tie a large ribbon around the handle.
When it comes to diaper size, parents should have a good mix to use throughout the diapering stage, and there shouldn’t be too much of one size. There will be issues if everyone at the shower brings newborn diapers. So which size should you buy when you want to gift diapers to a new baby?
When it comes to the best diapers, quality trumps price. Shower gift-givers only need to worry about one box of diapers, so go all out and get the parents the best diaper brands that are soft and durable without any irritating or allergenic ingredients. How many diapers should you buy depends on your budget.
On average, newborn babies wear newborn sized diapers for about a month. That being said, there will be no perfect solution to this question unless the parents tell you exactly what brand and size diaper they prefer. If you don’t have that information, let me know and I’ll point you in the right direction!
What diapers size do babies stay in the longest?
A size 3 diapers are the one that a baby wears the longest. Size 3 diapers can be worn by babies for up to 6 months. As a result, this is another diaper size to think about purchasing for a baby shower. The average baby wears newborn sizes for about a month. Size 1 diapers can be outgrown in 2 months, and size 2 diapers can be outgrown in 3 months.
It is important to note, however, that every baby is unique. Some babies grow faster than others, so they may need to change diaper sizes sooner. Also, consider getting diapers that are ideal for babies with sensitive skin.
Do you wrap diapers for a diaper party?
The simple answer is no. There’s no need to wrap the diapers you’re bringing as baby shower gifts! Save money on wrapping paper by purchasing a box of baby wipes to go with your diapers!
Can I give a diapers subscription as a gift instead?
Before you decide whether this is the best option for you, you should understand how a diaper subscription works. The subscription will ensure that you receive diapers and wipes every month. You simply select the size of your packages and the frequency with which you want them delivered.
If there’s one thing parents know, it’s that babies require a lot of diapers—and you don’t want to be caught without any. Getting to the store with a baby in tow can be difficult, and remembering to order more when your stock runs low (yet another task on your to-do list) is more difficult.
A diaper subscription, on the other hand, can be a lifesaver and a cool idea for a gift. Not only do diapers appear on your doorstep every few weeks, but signing up for a recurring subscription also gets you some great discounts.
You can buy a subscription for a new parent by selecting the length of the subscription and paying with a credit card. Make sure you enter the correct address where they will be delivered, as well as the name of the parent you are gifting it to.
A subscription card in a gift card box is a cute idea. You should also include your sign-in information for the website where you purchased the subscription. This will allow the parent to change the size of diapers that are shipped to them as well as the frequency with which they are sent. They can even renew their subscription if necessary.
How much should I spend on a diaper party gift?
This is another personal preference because you may feel a stronger connection with the parents and baby than with other guests. It could be your best friend’s baby, for example. The new parent could also be a coworker. Before we begin with proper etiquette, we will assume that the shower is for a regular, everyday person rather than a member of the family.
It is estimated that the majority of those who attend a baby shower will spend between $30 and $50 on baby shower gifts. Those with a close friendship or family connection to the new parents will usually spend $75 to $100 on a gift.
A diaper party is a great way to show your support for the new parents as they enter into this new stage of their lives. The best way to show your appreciation is by gifting them with diapers and wipes.
In this article, we’ve outlined some tips on how to throw a successful diaper party. We’ve also given you information on what size diapers babies wear the longest, whether or not you should wrap the diapers you’re giving as gifts, and how much you should spend on a gift for the new parents.
We hope that this article provides you with all the information necessary to make your friends’ upcoming diaper party a success!