Post # 1
Apparently there is a “new” baby shower trend, which is a baby shower thrown for the grandma-to-be.
Is this a thing? Have you ever been to or heard of one of these happening in real life? What do you think?
This topic was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by AnonymousCupcake. Reason: Can I add a poll?
Post # 2
Ha omg I actually kind of have. My aunt mentioned that they threw a grandpa shower for a guy she works with. I’m not sure what it consisted of. Since it was a work thing, I imagine it was just an excuse to get together for food. I have no idea what kind of gifts he was showered with.
Post # 3
AnonymousCupcake: I have never heard of this. Isn’t the point of the shower suppose to be for celebrating the new baby, and for providing the new mother and father the items that they will need to care for the baby? <br /><br />Unless the grandmother will be the primary gaurdian for the child, I don’t see why it is necissary or even a “thing.” I can see giving a congratulatory card at most, but anything else seems excessive.
Post # 4
AnonymousCupcake: I haven’t heard of it before, but I think if a group of friends or family want to do it, more power to them. It would probably be very helpful for Mom and babe to know that there were a few things at Grandma’s house.
If someone doesn’t like it, they always have the option to decline the invitation.
Post # 5
Bubbles42: Yea, that’s kind of the only situation I could really understand. Like coworkers doing something small, or maybe going out to dinner with a few friends.
Post # 6
AnonymousCupcake: This isn’t common around here at all. However, my mom has a group of very close friends some she’s known since childhood and others she met later in life. They’re so close to her that they became close to me and were all invited to my shower last year. Many of them brought my mom gifts. Most were sentimental (picture frames etc) but she did get a couple of gear items which was super sweet!
Post # 7
AnonymousCupcake: Sounds odd, but I think it would be alright. People just love new babies! It would totally be helpful if there were some supplies at grandmas house, but a party where people give here items sounds kinda weird. I’m on the fence if it’s like that, but a dinner or something to celebrate? Sure! Why not? 🙂
Post # 8
Fizzy8: I completely agree about the dinner idea. I think that’s normal and something friends would do when they are happy for someone. But just from what I have read, these are actual showers… like invitations and occasionally registries for grandma.
Post # 9
AnonymousCupcake: OMG STOP! My MIL would LOVE this smh she seems to think at times that she’s with child lol
Post # 10
eecuadrado: LOL do we have the same MIL?
OP, I’ve never heard of something like this, but I think it could be fun. I would guess that it’d be mostly gag/white elephant type of gifts and an excuse to get together, eat some food and have a good time.
Post # 11
AnonymousCupcake: I’ve never heard of this either but considering my mom retired from assitant teaching to take care of my nephew full-time I think it would’ve been a super sweet thing!
Post # 12
it sounds odd to me but in a way I could see something like that happening for my mom and it would kind of make sense….
I live on the west coast and my parents on the east….so when a baby comes along its going to be a major hastle to cart all the stuff were gonna need for visits. My female relatives and my moms friends all go way back and I dunno…. I guess it could be something lol. My mom was actually talking about it the other day….”how are you going to have a shower when all your good gf’s dont live there and all of us dont live there”
Post # 13
We did this for my coworker. But it was because her daughter was 17 and she was going to be the one providing all that the baby needed. We were happy to celebrate and help her out! 🙂
Post # 14
My aunt did this. She hosted her own for her second grandbaby. All the gifts were turned over to my cousin though.
Post # 15
I think it could be really sweet.
However, my FMIL would RUNNN with this idea. She didn’t invite any of her friends to my bridal shower because I wasn’t inviting their children to my wedding. This would be an excuse to have all of HER friends and THEIR friends to a moment that’s suppose to be about the future mother and father….I am not expecting a child but when I am my lips are sealed about this!