Monday, 06 June 2011
So after 3 years with our little girl Juliana, Jose and I are now expecting our little guy very soon - July 12th.
Back when our first born was still in the oven, my mother and sister in-law threw us an all women shower with the exception of my brothers. Jose still enjoyed it and we were both very grateful but none of our friends were invited and it was mostly family. Since this is our first boy we both wanted to celebrate his coming to the world some how. So I came up with the idea of a co-ed barbecue.
I want to keep it baby themed without it being to fru-fru so my husband and the guys can feel comfortable. I know guys really don't care about decorations but, I still want it slightly themed so the girls don't feel completely out of their element either. So I figure BBQ Picnic style table's would be cool to keep it mellow with small mason jars and a t lit candle as a center piece.
We ordered rib tip's and barbecue chicken to be catered, and my husband will be grilling burgers and dogs (woof, jk jk). I was also thinking getting a few cases of beer for the barbecue feel, still no one will be getting drunk. I figure just a few beers to complement the food would be harmless.
The cake above is just an idea of the shower cake, I found on google.
We will be renting a Volleyball net and have a fire pit going too. I was wondering though about the "shower" games, I know some guys might find it a little off putting.
A few Games I have in mind are with guy friendly gifts:
- Dirty Diaper Game- Who ever get's the diaper with the Hershey kiss in it win's a Giant Chocolate Bar.
- Don't pop the baby- Who ever can tie their shoe with out popping the balloon (baby) under their shirt win's home made rice krispy treats and brownies.
- Beer/Baby bottle- Who ever can finish their baby bottle of beer first with no hands wins a large pack of beef jerky.
The take home favors are homemade BBQ sauce in Jars with Home made Labels on the lid. (Tried to keep it memorable with out being super girly.)
I figure since there is food, beer, games and is mostly like a regular barbecue it should be fun. I really want my husband to enjoy this and I want him to feel supported by his guy friends.
What do you all think? How can I make them fun for the guys? Guys I know a lot of you cringe at showers but if it was catered to the men would you go?