3. Throw a Dual-Gender Party – This has started to become more popular, and we actually did this with our first child. My mother-in-law asked if I wanted a baby shower and I said I would love one! As I didn’t know my husband’s side of the extended family and friends all that well I asked if we could have more of a get-together barbecue style where my husband could stay and men and children could come as well. It worked out great and it was really fun to have my husband participate in the gift opening!