- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2018
I may know quite a bit about a lot of things….but I will confess to being totally and completely ignorant about baby showers. The reason for this is simple….I don’t attend them.
Please don’t think less of me, I honestly cannot stand them. And because I didn’t have a bridal shower nor will I ever require a baby shower, I feel like I’m at the very least, entitled to send a gift and enjoy my regular Sunday spa routine at home….its my only short falling as a polite person of society…I swear.
But on the rare occaison that I’m actually close enough to a person to care, I have been known the throw out of this world bridal showers, birthday parties and bachelorettes…but I’m taking my first foray into the unknown with a baby shower.
I guess it isn’t a standard one though….my SIL is expecting her second child, a boy, which is good for her because:
A – That’s what she wanted
B – Their first is also a boy and they already have all boy stuff.
So I guess this is what would be called a “sprinkle” but that doesn’t mean a lot to me since I’m totally lost on this entire concept, but I’m all for giving her a helping hand, a shit ton of diapers and new stuff to replace the things that get pulvarized by one baby.
So help me out, critique the ideas I’ve got and feel free to add…nothing is too good for SIL, she’s the most wonderful of laides and a superb mom.
I was thinking I’d set up a basket, with some spa items, nail polishes, makeup palettes and maybe some cute jammies…1 raffel ticket for the basket costs one box of diapers….feel free to enter as many times as you like….we’ll let my nephew draw the winner.
I know there’s a ton of things pregnant ladies aren’t supposed to eat, like ever…but my SIL LOVES pizza when she’s pregnant, all she wants is pizza and orange juice…I know, acid much? Anyway, it seems to work out great because her first boy was a haas…so I figured I’d order in pizza, all varieties, she can have some oj in a champagne glass and the rest of us can have mimosas and beer. Do a self serve salad bar and have cupcakes from this awesome bakery.
Games….do we have to? This is probably the main reason I shy away from showers at large, I don’t want to watch a bride stuff her face full of marshmallows because she doesn’t know her FI’s cousin’s former roomate’s birthday and I certainly don’t want to haze a fetus in its mother’s womb by trying to guess how big around she is….can’t we just….hang? Or are games a requirement? If so, help me!
Favors – I am also at a loss on this whole thing….if it was a bridal shower, every lady gets a purse hook and a $25 gift card to Victoria Secret, have a naughty night on Nona…but with baby showers…what do you hand out? Candy? Condoms? Pez? I don’t know!!! So guide me dear Bees….I certainly don’t want to upset anyone.
The last question on this is, who the hell do I invite? All the ladies I work with are salivating to attend…someone told me I should make a diaper cake…..What the HELL that entails I do not know….she doesn’t have a lot of friends, but we’ve got family for sure….would attendance in the tens to teens do it, or would that bring the suck?
Any advice, ideas or clarification is greatly appreciated….