With fathers taking more of a role in pregnancy and caregiving, “diaper parties” have become more popular. Basically, dudes celebrate their father-to-be friend by bringing him diapers, and then getting absolutely s**tfaced in his living room.
The Vancouver Sun talks about these diaper parties, and why it’s much more than a stripperless bachelor party. Where friends typically throw a bachelor party to “mourn” their no-longer-single friend, diaper parties are a congratulations and a welcome to fatherhood. And it’s more than a baby shower with balls – some diaper parties take place over a weekend in Vegas, or at a campsite. Some are just a backyard barbeque with a couple friends. The common thread is that during the weekend, guys that already have kids will drop some knowledge on the newbies – and the newbies feel comfortable enough to ask the things they wouldn’t normally ask at home.
This is a great move by modern men – what better way to celebrate fatherhood than to usher it in like chicks do with their baby showers. And what a way to bond with other fathers – and even show friends that might not yet be married or ready to have kids that becoming a father isn’t just something that men sit on the sidelines for. Us fathers are in the trenches, and proud of our families – and what better way to show it that one of these parties.
Diaper parties also go by the names: dadchelor party, man shower or daddymoon. I suspect they really don’t, but I’m guessing chicks on The Bump probably call them this, since they sound cutesy. The only “man shower” I’m interested in having includes me pounding a beer while I wash the conditioner out of my beard.
Check out the ‘Couver Sun for more.
Sauce: Vancouver Sun