If you’re looking for an alternative to a more traditional baby shower, consider having a diaper party instead! They’re so easy to plan!
We partnered with Pampers to share some of our tips for planning a great diaper party! If you’re looking for a coed baby shower idea (or perhaps just a shower focused on the father), we’ve got some easy diaper party ideas to share! From diaper party invitations and food to diaper party games and prizes, keeping it simple is the key to success!
It’s actually one of the easiest baby showers to plan and it’s fun for everyone!
How to Throw a Diaper Party
When it comes to the second or third baby, I’ve figured out that it’s just as exciting. You might not need all of the baby gear but you still need the basics and plus it’s amazing to celebrate with your friends! Because who doesn’t love a good party. And a new baby is the perfect reason to party, am I right?
When it comes to diaper party ideas, many people think of a diaper shower as a baby shower for dad.
But it doesn’t have to be! You can throw a diaper party for many great reasons
- Alternative to a traditional baby shower
- Great theme for a dad or a coed shower
- Works well for babies after the first
- Easy to plan for the parents who already have everything!
It’s really not a party theme that has to be limited to just one idea.
What is a Diaper Party?
Before I get too deep into our diaper party ideas, first you need to know what a diaper party is!
It’s basically the easiest baby shower ever! It can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. The point is that it can be simple.
You don’t need any involved baby shower games (though you can still play a few fun ones). You don’t need any crazy food. Snacks work perfectly well.
If you’re planning it as a baby shower for dad, food and drinks can be covered pretty easily with some beer and burgers! If you’re going coed, you can do sandwiches and soda!
Seriously, the whole point is to keep it simple!
Diaper Party Decorations
This is one area of diaper party planning where you can really go as crazy as you want or keep it as simple as you want.
If you’re going to have mostly dads are your party, decorations aren’t that big of a deal. It’s really more about the food!
But I came up with a simple way to theme the party! I grabbed a color scheme from diaper packs! It made for bright and cheerful (as well as gender neutral) theme to decorate with! It’s easy to find tablecloths and paper plates in your desired colors!
Of course, you can go all out and make diaper cakes or diaper castles or whatever your heart desires too! They would be appreciated and adorable, I’m sure!
Diaper Party Invitations
We do email invitations a lot of the time but sometimes I just can’t resist a cute paper invitation to send out to our friends! If you’re looking to keep it simple and you have email information for most of your guests, it’s probably the easiest way to get your invites out there!
We’ve also created events on Facebook and invited our guests that way as well. Both make it really simple to send out those invites.
If you’re wanting a cute paper invitation, we created a printable diaper party invitation that you can use! Click here to download the printable version! These are 4×6 and I recommend printing on card stock!
Diaper Party Food
As I mentioned before, when it comes to diaper party planning, going simple with the food often works well.
While there are some amazing ideas out there for baby showers and diaper parties, the food doesn’t have to be complicated to be a hit!
You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making perfect tiny cupcakes to have happy guests.
I hit the store and picked up a bunch of small-sized snack food. I got miniature side chocolate cookies, tiny cracker sandwiches, baby fish crackers, and made my own fresh pint-sized sugar cookies but cutting my scoops of dough in half! Add in some chips and dish along with the drinks and you’ve got it covered!
Trust me. It wasn’t very challenging and we didn’t have any leftovers. So I would call it a success!
Diaper Party Games
If you’re wondering what to do at a diaper party, it’s mostly about spending time together and celebrating the new baby before he or she makes an entrance.
The most important part is bringing all of the friends and family of the parents-to-be together for some fun!
At our party, everyone who brought a pack of diapers to the party was entered into a drawing for a prize! It was a gorgeous diaper bag and swaddle blankets also provided by Pampers. But a prize was a great way to get the guests involved without needing to plan complicated games or activities.
One of my favorite diaper party ideas is to set out a bunch of diapers and markers. Then have each guest write a message to the baby and parents on the diapers. So when they’re in the middle of changing a diaper, they can read the words of encouragement!
If you’re hosting the diaper party for a bunch of dads, you could even do something like a poker game or break out the gaming systems for some entertainment!
Do You Wrap Diapers for a Diaper Party?
The easy answer is no. There is no reason to wrap the diapers you bring as a gift! Save money on the wrapping paper and pick up a box of baby wipes to go along with your diapers!
What Size Diapers for a Diaper Party?
The great thing about a diaper party is that friends and family can help the new parents stock up on all sizes of diapers! When we planned out party I encouraged our guests to bring larger sizes of diapers.
Many parents will stock up on the smaller sizes that they need when the baby first arrives, but babies need diapers for quite a while! So bringing larger sizes like the 2, 3, 4, and 5s are a great way to help them be prepared as the months go on!
With all of these easy ideas, you can put together a fun diaper party for any of your friends and family! Just remember to keep it simple. It’s more about spending time together and helping the new parents get ready!