(Closed) How Many People At a Baby Shower

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haha relax… I’ve been to showers with 10 people and I’ve been to showers with 50 people. Smaller showers are nice because you actually get to interact longer with each guest instead of scrambling just to say hi to everyone. I’d rather have five close friends than 25 acquaintances at mine.

I think it’s great your Darling Husband wants to have a guy shower too! Would your close guy friends go to that one?

Post # 4
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I understand your worrying, but I am sure it will turn out perfectly! I am in the same boat with girlfriends; I now live 1500 miles away from where I went to school, so I have drifted apart from a lot of friends. We have decided to do a co-ed shower when we go back home, and I’m worried about having too many people! Our guest list is up to 125 between family and friends on both side. 

Post # 5
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@britbrit:  don’t worry (and yes, you’re normal for feeling this anxiety)

smaller affairs are great, even 6-8 people. so nice! and maybe it’ll be more fun to hang with your friends separately than your family.

Post # 6
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@britbrit:  I feel for you!  I feel this way too sometimes. 🙁  DH has tons of guy friends but I have my sisters and a few close girlfriends, some aquaintances and that’s it!  Why not do a Jack & Jill shower?  This is what we are planning.  Cuts the cost of separate parties and than you don’t have to worry about that feeling.  We are inviting couples where we are friends with the guy & girl or just the girl in some cases or the single guys in others!

Post # 7
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had about 20 ladies at my shower, give or take, and I thought that was a good number. It was held at my MIL’s home, so any more than that would have been difficult to manage. 

Post # 8
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@britbrit:  I know how you feel, I’m in the exact same situation. I had a ‘family’ shower, but it was really just my mother-in-law throwing a big party for all her friends (and they all brought me gifts, so, sweet!), and my mom and sister came too. Friend-wise, I only have a handful of girlfriends in the city I live in. Most of my good friends are either male or live many hours away or both. I just don’t have the kind of friend group conducive to a big baby shower but I’m ok with that. There will be another shower, hosted by my best friend, that will include all my local ‘girlfriends’, and I think somewhere in the range of 5 to 8 girls will be there. It’s a nice opportunity to do something a bit more interesting or intimate, that would not be possible with a ton of people. For instance, my friend organizing it is thinking of doing a party where everybody brings ingredients and recipes and cooks a meal to freeze for us, so that we have lots of food when the baby is brand new and we are really busy and sleep-deprived. 

I was thinking of inviting more people, like girls I know from school (I’m a grad student)… but I’m just not close enough with them to know for sure if they would be coming because they genuinely want to or just because they feel pressured by the invite to show up and bring me a gift. So, I’m just going to go with the small guest list. 

Post # 9
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve invited 20 people to my shower and I’m expecting 10-15 to show. All of my family is out of state so none of them will be there. It will be mostly my friends that Ihave here in Colorado. It’s ok to have a “small” shower. I had a bridal shower back home last may and only family came and it was only like 6 of us. We had a blast!!! I think it’s not how many people show but who shows that makes your event. But I was nervous then too that no one would show so that’s normal.

I would say go a head and have the girls shower with the friends that you want there. If you’re sure that they would come I’m sure you would have an awesome time.

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