The Man Shower
In the days of equality for all man and woman, it was only a matter or time before dads-to-be started wondering why they didn’t get to go to their own baby shower. Why should mum get all the fun drinking prosecco, eating cake and playing stupid baby games?
And so the Man Shower was born.
What’s a Man Shower? Well, put simply a man shower (or baby stag if man-shower is too metrosexual for you) is effectively your chance at a second stag night.
Having a baby changes your life so much more than getting married so it makes a lot more sense to have your last night of freedom before the birth of your first child, rather than before your wedding day.
Now to get on with planning the big day.
Plan well in advance
You need to have you man shower way, way, waaaay in advance of mum’s due date. Whilst a traditional stag night is the night before your wedding, the last thing you want to be dealing with at birth of your first child is the mother of all man shower hangovers. It needs to be at least a month before baby’s due date.
Get the cake sorted
The cake is essential. I’m not talking about a baby blue sponge with teddy bears, nursery blocks and stupid stalks carrying newborns. The only acceptable man shower cake is a graphic depiction of your partners birth. The more realistic and gruesome the cake is, the better. Below is the practical dads’ cake.
Find a suitable man shower best man
Basically your man shower best man will help you to organise the night out, make sure all your friends are there and most importantly sort out the man shower games. No, not taste the nappy, guess the baby’s weight, due date and all that crap. We are talking drinking games, strippers, chained to a dwarf – the usual stag night stuff.
Whilst not essential, if you are going all out on your man shower then fancy dress is a must. The obvious one that comes to mind is dressing the dad-to-be in an adult baby suit. However, dressing as babies turns out to be a weird adult fetish, which I found out trying to find a picture for this article. I suggest you give this a miss and go with any theme you want. Carry me inflatable chickens always go down well.
Check your venue accepts man showers
Pretty much anywhere that doesn’t accept stag dos, won’t accepts man showers. Large groups of drunk guys daring each other to do stupid things prevents you from entering a lot of places. This is especially true if you opted for fancy dress.
Apart from that pretty much anything goes. Usual stag do rules apply, no social media, what happens on man shower, stays on man shower e.t.c.
Go enjoy your last proper night out for a long time!