Dadchelor Party

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Have you ever heard of a dadchelor party?  It’s basically like a bachelor party, but for first-time dads.  Complete with bar crawl and acts of public humiliation.  Tonight was the Husband’s and our friend Sean’s dadchelor celebration. 


I would show you the front of these shirts, but the guys may kill me.   Here’s a description: there’s a sling sewn onto the front with a Cabbage Patch doll tucked in.  And they each have a button that says, “New Dad – Give Me Advice!”  Part of the evening entails fulfilling a ‘scavenger hunt’ list that includes:  finding a pregnant woman to take a picture with (may be difficult at a bar…), getting someone to show them how to burp and change the Cabbage Patch doll, and learning a lullaby.  Oh, how I’d love to be a fly on the wall…


Now, it’s not fair to let the guys have all the fun – a few of the female counterparts (including the other mommas-to-be) decided to come together at my place for a ladies’ night in. 



We had a delicious dinner – I just made this simple quinoa dish that included pineapple chunks, peas, corn, chickpeas, and sunflower seeds.



And for dessert, we had ice cream and brownies.  Yesssss.


In a sugar coma, we all curled up on the couch and watched a chick flick.  We considered painting our nails to make the ladies’ night in seem complete, but we never got there.  Toes seem far away at this point.


This may just be the pregnancy hormones talkin’, but evening in > evening out.





  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 26, 2012, 12:22 am

    I have never heard of a dadchelor party but it sounds hilarious!

  • Sana May 26, 2012, 12:23 am

    I would totally fall asleep on the couch! Looks comfy!

  • Meredith May 26, 2012, 1:02 am

    Um, I spy Graeters ice cream! I love BR chip and coconut chip! You just live somewhere in OH or KY!!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 26, 2012, 1:32 am

    Ice cream and brownies? Yes pleaseeeee

  • erica May 26, 2012, 4:40 am

    a dadchelor party!?!? i LOVE that! it’s hilarious!!!
    and yes, i agree that a night in > night out.
    (and i’m not pregnant) :p

  • Jennie May 26, 2012, 5:02 am

    This is so hilarious!!!! I wish I had thought of this before our Button arrived!!!

    I did tell my husband to have all his friends over for a last hurrah. We wound up having over 50 boys partying in my basement. It felt like a frat house- one tried to sleep on the floor of the nursery!

    I played a little trick on him at the party and pretended my water broke (without too many details my friend helped me and we have an unfinished basement). It was so funny, he snapped out of drinking mode and into hospital birth plan immediately! When we let him in on the joke he almost wet himself laughing ! At 9 months pregnant it was awesome to finally be the person not rushing to the bathroom! 🙂

    • Caitlin May 26, 2012, 2:36 pm

      hahah i love it.

  • Megan@The Running Doc May 26, 2012, 8:14 am

    I don’t think it’s just the pregnancy hormones talking, because I’m not pregnant and sometimes a night in is so much better than a late night out. 🙂 And I’ve never heard of a Dadchelor party but it sounds hilarious!

  • Vickie May 26, 2012, 8:18 am

    Graeters ice cream is the BEST! I had my fair share of it while I was pregnant! SO DELICIOUS!

  • Michaela May 26, 2012, 8:37 am

    HI 🙂 I’m a longer time reader from Australia and just wanted to say after saying that photo of you on your porch that pregnancy really suits you! I’ve been pregnant twice and don’t think I ever “glowed” as much as you do! Enjoy the remainder of your pregnacy and sending you lots of postitive vibes for a beautiful birthing experience 🙂
    Michaela xx

    • Caitlin May 26, 2012, 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In May 26, 2012, 9:08 am

    GRAETERS BLACK RASPBERRY CHIP! Best ice cream ever!
    And what a fun dadchelor idea!

    • Katie May 26, 2012, 9:57 am

      I knoww, right??? That’s my absolute favorite!

  • Earthy Nicole May 26, 2012, 9:42 am

    I’d definitely rather go for the night in than carry a cabbage patch doll around, lol. How funny 🙂
    By the way, Maggie must love that there’s room on your lap for her still!


  • lauren May 26, 2012, 10:01 am

    Is that couch from biglots? Im thinking about buying one that looks just like it!!!

    • Caitlin May 26, 2012, 2:38 pm

      It’s from Value City – probably the same one! It’s really comfy.

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 26, 2012, 10:48 am

    I love that flavor of Graeter’s ice cream! Sounds like a perfect night to me.

  • Kate @ life's precious moments May 26, 2012, 10:49 am

    I haven’t heard of a dadchelor party before. But what a great idea for a celebration 🙂

    And a girls night is always better! Glad you had a fun night while the boys were makings fools of themselves!

  • Emelie May 26, 2012, 11:21 am

    We have beer & diaper parties for the dads-to-be….like a guy baby shower, but instead of regular shower gifts, you bring (surprise!) beer and a pack of diapers.

    • Caitlin May 26, 2012, 2:39 pm

      That sounds pretty fun to me!

  • Kailey May 26, 2012, 1:45 pm

    those shirts are hilarious!! Never heard of a dadchelor party, but i’m sure the husbands enjoyed it 😉

  • Annette@FitnessPerks May 26, 2012, 1:47 pm

    I think that is hilarious! What a fun idea 🙂

  • Amber K May 26, 2012, 2:30 pm

    I have never heard of it, but it sounds hilarious! Definitely be fun to be a fly on that wall.

  • Maggie May 26, 2012, 9:11 pm

    Ohhh, Graeter’s ice cream. So good!

  • Liz May 27, 2012, 12:02 am

    I LOVE Grater’s! I’m from Ohio (& still live there) where it’s made 😉

    • Liz May 27, 2012, 12:04 am

      Ha! I can’t even spell it…GRAETERS!

  • Natalie May 28, 2012, 9:34 pm

    That sounds like a fun party! I’ve never heard of this but someone threw my husband a man shower. He said it was a blast! They grilled out, drank beers and he got some hilarious gifts (like a daddy diaper changing gift basket complete with poncho, safety goggles, and instructions!) And some sweet and sentimental ones, like a set of bowls from a dad who used to stick bowls on his head because it was the only way he could get his baby daughter to laugh 🙂

  • Tricia @ Take 10 June 1, 2012, 11:04 am

    Graeters black raspberry chip…my favorite. How on earth did you get it there? And the dad-to-be night out I awesome…never heard of that.

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