Dad Showers Are Just A Thinly Veiled Excuse To Drink Beer

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Dad showers are a thing now – how did I miss this trend? It’s not just a co-ed baby shower, it’s an actual shower specifically thrown for the dad. I think it’s a great idea. If dads also want to have a party where all of their friends are bored and feigning interest in poop games, more power to them. The thing is, they seem not to suck as bad as regular showers. It seems the “Dad Shower” is just a thinly veiled excuse to drink beer.

I was alerted to this trend today by Jenny McCarthy:

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I do not share her view. I think baby showers are tedious, but I don’t think men are “embarrassing” for wanting to have one. What about two dads? Are they not entitled to a shower? I’m not going to beat this dead horse as Jenny McCarthy is an expert at putting her foot in her mouth. I don’t think she meant it as a slam to gay parents. I just think she was being sexist and stupid. But, I digress.

Back to the Dad shower.

It’s pretty cute. There’s this, for starters:


Dads get beer cakes. This doesn’t seem fair, since moms get cakes fashioned out of diapers, but since in this particular example it’s shitty beer – I don’t feel so bad about it.

Then there’s this:



Beer and wings? If every baby shower had beer and wings, I would totally change my mind about baby showers.

Next, there’s this gem:



More beer! Personalized beer bottles; this is so much better than little cupcakes with fondant babies on them. Ladies – we need to get in on this action. The dad shower is clearly a day that celebrates beer. I bet there are no dumb games either.




They have drinking games at their showers. Drinking games.

We need to take a hint from the guys and shift our focus a little. Less baby, more booze.