Here’s How to Throw a Memorable Diaper Party for the Dad-to-Be

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: May 17, 2023

    Welcome to the ultimate guide for hosting a diaper party for men (aka man shower, diaper shower or dadchelor party), where baby showers get a cool makeover, and the fellas take center stage! No need for elaborate decorations, favors or cutesy baby shower games here; we’re talking about a laid-back gathering that’s all about bonding over ice-cold beer, sizzling BBQ, and of course, stacks of diapers for the soon-to-be parents.

    So buckle up, gents, as we dive into the fun-filled world of diaper parties, where celebrating the newest addition to the family is all about kicking back, enjoying some guy time, and making memories that’ll last a lifetime!

    What is a diaper party?

    While ladies might have their own fancy baby showers with decorations, diaper party games (maybe), and adorable gifts, the fellas don’t need to miss out on the fun! A diaper party is an awesome way for the guys to celebrate the baby’s arrival, share some brews, and have some laughs.

    This brilliant twist on the traditional baby shower is just for the guys and focuses on stocking up the soon-to-be parents with all the diapers they’ll need for their bundle of joy. This fun-filled celebration brings friends and family together to shower the expectant parents with disposable diapers galore, ensuring they’re well-prepared for the many diaper changes ahead.

    Plus, it’s a fantastic opportunity to let everyone join in the excitement and anticipation of the baby’s arrival while having a blast! 

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    Who throws the diaper party?

    The diaper party is typically organized by the soon-to-be dad’s friends or family members. It could be one person taking the lead or a group of people working together to plan the event. The key is to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere for the dad-to-be and his friends to celebrate the upcoming arrival of the baby while also helping the expectant parents stock up on packs of diapers and other necessities.

    When it comes to inviting guests for a diaper party, think of the father-to-be’s closest pals, family members, and even coworkers who share a strong bond with him. This is a time for the soon-to-be dad to celebrate the upcoming arrival of his little one with those who matter most. So, round up the guys, and maybe even throw in a few “honorary dudes” if they’re part of the crew, and get ready for a fun, laid-back shindig.

    Often happen on the same day as the baby shower but at a separate location, like someone’s backyard, basement, or garage. It’s all about keeping it relaxed and enjoying the camaraderie!

    Do you just bring diapers to a diaper party?

    The main idea behind a diaper party is to shower the soon-to-be parents with diapers! So, grab a pack (or a few) of diapers in various sizes, and you’re good to go. Of course, while baby diapers take center stage, you can always add a little extra something if you feel inspired. Ask everyone to bring a variety of diaper sizes, from newborn diapers to size 4.

    Make sure the couple isn’t going the cloth diaper route before you stock them up on Pampers and Huggies!

    You can bring additional thoughtful and practical gifts to a diaper party, such as baby wipes, diaper rash cream, or a diaper pail. Gift cards, baby care items, baby clothes, and dad-themed baby gear also make great supplementary presents. Just remember, the focus of a diaper party is to keep it simple and help the new parents to stock up on essentials, so any extra gift ideas should complement the diaper-centric theme.

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    How to throw the perfect diaper party

    Throwing the perfect diaper party is simple. Our step-by-step guide will you throw the steps to create an enjoyable get-together and lasting memories for the new dad-to-be and his guests. Let’s get this party started with some diaper party ideas!

  1. Choose a Venue 
  2. When selecting the perfect venue for a guys’ diaper party, focus on places that offer a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for a laid-back gathering. Hosting the party at someone’s home, be it in the backyard, basement, or living room, is a great option for a familiar and cozy space.

    Alternatively, consider reserving a picnic area at a local park for an outdoor BBQ, or book a private room in a sports bar or brewery for a unique ambiance. Even clubhouses and community centers can provide convenient event spaces with amenities to accommodate your party needs.

  3. Decide on a party theme (or not)
  4. These themes will help create a fun, relaxed environment for the dad-to-be and his friends while steering clear of cheesy baby shower clichés. Popular gender-neutral ones are a baby is brewing, and it is also a great idea for a co-ed baby shower.

    Sports Night: Center the diaper party around the dad-to-be’s favorite sport or sports team. Decorate the space with team colors, logos, or sport-related items. Serve up stadium-style snacks like hot dogs, nachos, and pretzels, and have guests participate in sports-themed games or challenges.

    BBQ and Brews (Chuggies and Huggies): Throw a laid-back backyard BBQ with a focus on delicious grilled food and a selection of craft beers or the dad-to-be’s favorite brews. Set up lawn games like cornhole, horseshoes, or ladder toss for guests to enjoy, and use simple yet tasteful outdoor diaper party decorations to create a welcoming atmosphere. 

    Poker Night: Organize a poker night diaper party, complete with poker chips, cards, and a couple of poker tables. Provide a selection of finger foods, snacks, and beverages for guests to enjoy throughout the night. You could also incorporate other card or board games if some guests prefer a different kind of gaming experience.

  5. Diaper Party Invitations
  6. For a diaper party, you can choose from several invitation styles that align with the relaxed and casual vibe of the event. Here are some suggestions:

    Digital Invitations: Use online invitation platforms like Evite, Paperless Post, or Canva to create and send customized digital invitations. This is an eco-friendly and cost-effective option that allows guests to RSVP easily.

    Social Media Event: Create a Facebook event or group for the diaper party and invite the attendees via the platform. This method encourages interaction among guests and allows for easy sharing of updates or details about the event.

    Printed Invitations: If you prefer a more traditional approach, opt for printed invitations. Design a simple, yet creative invitation that reflects the theme or style of the diaper party. Be sure to include essential details such as date, time, location, RSVP information, and a note about bringing diapers as gifts.

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  7. Diaper Party Food and Drinks
  8. At a diaper party, it’s best to serve casual, easy-to-eat food and drinks that cater to a laid-back atmosphere. Here are some ideas for food and beverages that will keep your guests happy and satisfied.

    Finger foods and appetizers: Offer a variety of snacks such as sliders, chicken wings, meat or cheese platters, chips and dip, or a veggie tray.

    BBQ favorites: If you’re hosting an outdoor or backyard diaper party, consider grilling burgers, hot dogs, or sausages, and serve with a selection of side dishes like potato salad, coleslaw, or corn on the cob.

    Pizza: A crowd-pleaser, pizza is easy to order or make at home, and you can provide a range of toppings to accommodate different tastes.

    Sandwiches or wraps: Prepare or purchase a sandwich or wrap platter with assorted fillings, allowing guests to grab a quick bite as they mingle.

    Desserts: Offer simple desserts like cookies, brownies, or cupcakes. You can also have a themed or diaper cake for a fun twist.

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    Beer: Stock up on a variety of beers, including the dad-to-be’s favorites, local craft brews, or crowd-pleasing options.

    Soft drinks: Provide a selection of sodas, iced tea, lemonade, or flavored water for non-alcoholic options.

    Cocktails: Whip up a signature cocktail or two that reflect the party’s theme or dad-to-be’s preferences.

    Coffee and tea: Ensure there are hot beverages like coffee and tea available, especially if the party extends into the evening.

    As you can see, throwing a fantastic diaper party is all about embracing a laid-back atmosphere, engaging activities, and stocking up on those essential diapers! With the right planning, you can create a memorable event that celebrates the dad-to-be and his upcoming journey into fatherhood.

    So gather the guys, fire up the grill, and let the good times roll as you embark on this new baby and an exciting new chapter. Cheers to the dad-to-be, and happy diaper party planning! 🍻👶🏼🎉