I love couples showers because they give men, especially the papa–to–be, a chance to bask in the pregnancy spotlight.
And generally, the showers are like any other festive affair — just with an additional purpose — celebrating an impending arrival.
To see how to make a couples shower cute to boot, read more.
If you're hosting a couples shower at your residence, it is easy to dress up your home for the occasion.
Enlist parents of the mom and pop–to–be and ask them to send you baby pictures of the expectant pair. Make copies of the adorable photos and place them around the entertaining rooms for friends to enjoy during cocktails.
And speaking of drinks, instead of using bowls, fill up some baby bottles with candy or peanuts and place them next to the festive napkins at the bar.
As with most parties, you'll probably have food to balance out the alcohol. Instead of bringing in flowers for a centerpiece, buy a pregnant wire form and tie a pretty ribbon around her empire waist.
An odd way to celebrate new life, the tradition is to smoke a cigar upon the birth of a baby. Keep things clean and healthy by offering up pink and blue bubble gum cigars to your guests. I'd be willing to bet they'd be more popular than the authentic ones anyway.