(Closed) Baby shower battle

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: who threw your baby shower?
    Friend/s : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Family member/s : (12 votes)
    55 %
    Co-worker/s : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    3472 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Why not all of the above? Let the friend throw a “friend shower” that includes only the immediate family and the mom-to-be’s friends.  Then you sisters can throw a shower for the extended family only– 2 smaller showers instead of 1 larger one will make it more affordable and less drama for everyone involved and then they all get their chance.  

    More than likely this is what will happen when I am preggo– my sister is a control freak and none of my friends can stand her, so they’ve all pretty much told me to expect 2 showers… Personally, I pick the path of least resistance. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    All the showers be bridal or baby that I have attended or been involved in have included hosts from the family and friends.  Showers are expensive and take a lot to pull off on your own.  So most of the time there is a group that does it together.  I don’t see why you can’t help your sister’s friend throw the shower. 

    Also, depending on the size of the guest list it might make sense to have two showers.  One for her girlfriends and one for the family and older family friends.

    Post # 6
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    She may be under the impression that showers should only be thrown by friends? I would reach out to her and offer help. At the very least, you will be able to provide names and addresses for invites and perhas defray some of the cost. Showers are a lot of work so I’m sure she would appreciate some assistance.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    You guys can totally throw a second shower – maybe smaller, with a group gift (like a stroller?), at a cute little restaurant (or a little tea salon?).  That sounds like a blast.

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