There are so many good books that address new dad concerns...I would totally do that (and think, I did, actually).
You could get him a little something to play with the babe, depending on his interests -- like a child sized soccer or football or baseball glove, or a pot of paints, a small kite, etc. Something for him to look forward to. I have one friend who got her DH matching baseball hats -- one his size, one baby size, so they could watch games "together."
Here we pretty much do nice meal and DD made card.