Been surprised to see the “expecting dad” at the last baby shower you attended? Thegrowing trend in baby showers for couples has savvy designers widening the appeal of baby shower invitations with designs that appeal to both men and women.There are several reasons more and more couples are choosing to appear together at the baby shower.
Expecting parents are a team today. Including dad-to-be at the traditional baby shower reflects modern-day notions about the increasing role fathers play in the early years of parenthood. Gone are the days where dad sits in a cold sweat in the delivery waiting room, feigning camaraderie and calm while fumbling with a cigar. Dads today have a front row seat in the delivery room, some even with video camera in hand!
Another reason for the growing popularity of couplesshowers is that many first-time moms are simply older. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of a first-time mother has increased by 3.6 years since 1970.The most dramatic increase in first-time births has been for women over age 35! Being older often means today’s expecting parents are more educated, more economically independent, and live farther from their families. This gives friends and coworkers the dutyto step as shower hosts, thereby diversifying the guest list.
Couple baby showers are also simply a great occasion to entertain. Shower invitations should reflect a variety of styles, as well as the diversity of people who get invited. When a shower is for the couple, they can invite both single male and female friends, as well as other couples.
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