Posted: Jun 12, 2012 10:45 AM
If you are reading this article, there is a good chance that you have given birth at some point. Or maybe you are pregnant right now.

By Tom Riles

You probably had a beautiful baby shower, and received endless attention and love. And you deserved it! You carried (or are carrying) a baby in your uterus and that isn't easy.

You probably have a special guy in your life who was responsible for your bump. He was probably invited to the tail end of your baby shower, to carry all of the gifts to the car. He was probably happy to help out, as he was thrilled to receive all of that free stuff!

You're probably thankful for everything he does for you, and you're trying to find the perfect gift for Father's Day...


A what?!

A dad-chelor party is a bachelor party for a dad-to-be. It's a man's version of a baby shower. It's a man's last chance to hang with his buddies before baby arrives and everything changes.

The truth is, sometimes men are forgotten about during pregnancy, and it's time to change that. I'm on a mission to make sure that every man is celebrated before the birth of his child.

If you moms help plan these parties along with your guy's buddies, everybody wins! He'll have the time of his life, and you'll be a hero.

Dad-chelor party how-to

Here are a few tips for planning the Dad-chelor Party of your guy's dreams:

  1. Create a theme for the party based on his interests, such as casino, sports,or camping.
  2. Purchase inexpensive food/drinks that he'll like. Guys don't need fancy... pizza and burgers will do just fine.
  3. Have all the guests bring diapers in exchange for beers. You'll end up making money on this party!
  4. Create a few fun games. Duck-Duck-Booze and Drink-with-me-Elmo, anyone?
  5. Invite only guys. This party is about the expectant dad hanging with his friends one last time... no ladies allowed!

That's it. It's very simple. A dad-chelor party is what will make your guy very happy for Father's Day. Start planning his today!

For more tips on how to throw the perfect dad-chelor party, visit Life of Dad's dad-chelor party post. And don't miss the hilarious video of a (nearly) real dad-chelor party.

>> Tom Riles is a husband, father of two and audience warm-up comic for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In his spare time (before the kids wake up), Tom created the first social network for dads, Life of Dad.

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Topics: fatherhood