Baby showers are not, by definition, exclusively for women. After all, men, while not actually capable of becoming physically pregnant, often find themselves in the position of expecting children. So why is it that we so rarely see males gathered together with diaper cakes and pink balloons, celebrating the impending fatherhood of their fellow bros? Why the dearth of scenes in sitcoms and rom-coms of dudes sipping Champagne while they play the "smelly diaper" game?
For decades, there has been a notable void in the dad-chelor party marketplace. But that's all about to change, according to Mashable, which reports that searches for "man-showers" on Pinterest increased by 149 percent in 2015. (Interest in co-ed showers also skyrocketed, with a 255 percent increase in search volume on Pinterest.)
What does a man-shower look like, exactly? The trend is still nascent, so much about its future remains unclear. But baby showers for men can certainly take many forms. Some celebrants choose, for instance, to go the simple route: "We talked, drank beer and ate food," one male source told Mashable. For the more adventurous males out there, there are plenty of opportunities to play weird games and eat a variety of interesting and specific snacks. Regardless of what you do, the food and drinks should be good.