baby shower

United States
April 9, 2007 7:14pm CST
Is it okay for a man to give a baby shower. I know a woman who is having a baby, but none of her female friends are going to do anything, so I thought I could. Is it okay for a man to do this?
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@mamacat (22)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Sure you could do it, baby showers arn't just for women anymore I've gone to 3 co-ed baby showers just in the past couple of months and had one thrown for me (by my brother,a man and his wife)with my last baby.
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• Canada
10 Apr 07
I think its great and these days anything goes. My fiance said he wanted to be a part of everything even though he was the only guy at the baby shower he had a blast playing all the shower games. I say go for it, sounds like she's lucky to have such a great friend!
@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
7 May 07
Phil, that is very thoughtful and sincere. Of course you can give the babyshower. Actually these days, some babyshowers are co-ed. Many things are changing with the times, including giving and going to a babyshower. You will have a blast. Do you need any ideas or suggestions on what to do, games,or prizes? If so, don't hesitate to ask. I've had more babyshowers than I've been invited to. I'm practically a professional.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
2 May 07
Absolutely, she is a lucky lady to have a friend like you. I think that you should be commended for being willing to buck the norm and doing this. Go for it!
@trinihd (996)
• United States
30 Apr 07
It's more than okay--it's perfectly acceptable, and very sweet of you to take responsibility for doing that for your female friend! Someone mentioned that a lot of showers are "co-ed" these days...the times have changed, no one will think twice about a man hosting a shower for his friend, especially if none of her female friends have stepped up to the plate. I'm attending a shower this weekend which is actually hosted by the husband...we are helping him with games and stuff but that's about it, he's the host, and we think it's great that he's doing it. Have fun hosting the shower, and don't feel shy to rope in those same female friends, if you need to delegate just a little bit, because even though they may not have wanted to host, it does not necessarily mean they do not want to help out. I mean, could mean that...but I don't know if you should assume that! Anyway, best wishes to you and your friend!