Party planning can be stressful, but armed with the right knowledge, it doesn’t have to be so! Dadchelor parties, which are basically baby showers for men, are all the rage currently. You can make your Dadchelor party incredible, memorable, and fun even if you’re on a strict budget by focusing on these essential tips for throwing the coolest Dadchelor party ever.
Choose a Dad-tastic Theme
The Dad in DADchelor might make you think golf or bad jokes, but the theme is up to you. First, you’ll need a time, a place, and a concept of what kind of party will work best. Then, choose a few activities to build your evening; classic guys’ night-out activities like barbecues and card games are never out of style.
Opt for a Manly Theme
While guys don’t have the dress code restrictions that the fairer sex does, it’s always fun to add some rugged elements to your venue to make the estrogen-challenged guests feel at home. A great way to achieve this is by creating a hunting lodge vibe. Grab some old bookshelves or milk crates (even if they’re empty) and pile them on top of each other as high as you can go. Make it look rugged and rustic. This kind of masculine decor will add warmth and authenticity and be far less expensive than hunting down genuine antiques!
Send Manly Invitations
Men are generally okay with a simple email invite but printed and customized invitations always do the trick. Write a personalized note appreciating what the other person has done. A good practical tip is to let him know that he should bring one of his favorite albums and maybe some dad jokes to set the mood…
Serve a Guy-Friendly Menu
While food is usually one of the essential elements of a party, throwing a party for an adult male is even more critical. For a daddy-to-be party, opt for items like beef jerky, hamburgers, barbecued items, pork crisps, and mashed potatoes. You can never go wrong with chips and dips, so don’t forget to add those to the menu.
Modify Regular Baby Shower Games
Just because it’s a party for dad doesn’t mean that games are out of the equation. Honor the impending fatherhood by indulging in some intriguing games. You can have all the dads carry a balloon under their shirt and reward the person who can be faux pregnant the longest. Another game can be a diaper-changing race. The winner’s wife is sure going to be very happy.
It’s a natural tendency to sing for new-born babies. It can be calming, comforting, or lead to a serious case of the giggles, depending on the circumstances.
And let’s be honest – it’s also refreshing that the babies don’t care how awful you may sound when singing.
Singing to Babies is a Win-win
Babies won’t critique you, but studies show that older children will. 36% of older children say they are embarrassed by their dad’s singing in the car. Though, this should be taken with a pinch of salt because singing to and with your children is a great thing to do.
When we sing to babies and small children, we know they will like it. Studies show that when they are being sung to, they have lower heart rates, less anxiety, and feel less pain. It can also help with their language development.
As children get older, singing to them is just as important because it can continue to shape them and aid in their development.
Benefits of Singing to Babies
Singing to babies can be an essential precursor to success in their education and emotional wellbeing. Many benefits can come with it like improved learning, higher self-esteem, increased confidence, and more.
Aside from the babies benefitting, so do the performing dads. The benefits include:
- Physical Benefits: increased oxygen in the bloodstream, and it exercises the muscles in the upper body.
- Psychological Benefits: it can reduce stress with the help of the endocrine system, which is connected to our sense of emotional wellbeing.
The songs that dads choose to sing to their babies and young children don’t have to be popular, actual songs, or have a good tone. They can range from personal creations to Baa Baa Black Sheep, and even songs from their favorite bands.
Take a deep breath and begin!