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Men Are Having Baby Showers And Calling Them Dadchelor Parties

It's like a baby shower but...different.

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But a trend that is catching fire of late is the "dadchelor party" — a baby shower thrown for a dad-to-be.

While this isn't a totally new phenomenon, these parties have seen a sudden increase in popularity. According to Pinterest, ideas for man showers are up 149% in the last year alone.

Dadchelor parties feel like a cousin of traditional baby showers — you see the resemblance, but they're definitely their own thing.


Dad and blogger Phil Palmer — who recently had a "Dudes and Diapers" party — found it to be a very valuable experience.

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“Pregnancy is a very detached process for a husband — during those nine months all of the kicks and other physical feelings related to becoming a parent happen to the woman," Palmer told BuzzFeed. "The party allowed me to talk freely to my friends and feel connected to my baby before her birth.”

Scott Steinberg — professional speaker and author of the best-selling Modern Parent’s Guide series — is also a fan, saying, "What’s cool about dadchelor parties is that men are embracing the concept of fatherhood a lot more actively these day."

"We give prospective moms the opportunity to connect, have fun and celebrate the joy of being an impending parent," Steinberg says. "There’s no reason dads shouldn’t have the same opportunity."