Move aside, bachelor parties — the latest (and dare we say greatest) trend happening amongst our male counterparts is making waves in the Pinterest world. The trend, known as the "dadchelor" party, took off in 2015 after more and more men began searching Pinterest for a way to have a baby shower of their own, complete with brews and poker of course. Much like the bachelor party, the man shower (which isn't as fun to say as dadchelor, TBH) is a guy's last hurrah before fatherhood and is the perfect way for a dad-to-be to celebrate this momentous occasion with none other than his closest bros.
And while yes, the dadchelor party involves beer, it's probably a liiitle bit different than the college-esque frat party you're imagining. For example, the most popular man shower ideas on Pinterest include "Beer, Dudes & Diapers" and "Chuggers and Huggies." Instead of chugging beer from the can, men are now celebrating fatherhood by chugging their brews out of a baby's bottle. Nope, we're not making this up!
There are more generic man shower ideas, like hosting a backyard BBQ or a simple Poker night, but we have to admit we'd PAY to see our guys go the more non-traditional route by wearing a T-shirt that reads, "The man behind the bump" while toting a six-pack of Bud Light in one hand and a box of diapers in the other. #InstagramWorthy
Activity ideas from the dadchelor party Pinterest board include a diaper changing relay race, baby mad libs, and of course lots and lots of beer-themed basics — like this baby is brewing beer tap. Hey, a lot is changing for your man, too! He deserves to let loose one last time before everything in his life does a 180. We're talking late-night rock-a-bye baby sessions, Saturday night's in, and most importantly, less free time to do just about, well... anything. But if you're still not keen on the idea, co-ed baby showers have also majorly increased in popularity since 2015. And the trend is only just beginning to gain speed.
So before you roll your eyes at the hype surrounding dadchelor parties, just know it's probably here to stay. At least the stripper part is excluded, right? Right.