(Closed) Surprise Baby Shower this weekend…What to expect??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That sounds like a wonderful thing for his boss to do! 

I think a plant as a thank you gift would be very nice (and maybe unexpected) for her.

I’ve only been to one baby shower, and we played maybe 2 baby games, watched the soon to be mom open gifts, and pretty much just hung out and ate food.

Have fun!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

What a nice surprise!  We had 3 baby showers, and after no wedding showers, I was totally nervous and didn’t know what to expect either 🙂  It was really just hanging out with folks – eating drinking chatting – people will want to tell you about their kids, give you advice, etc.  And then a few games and opening presents.

As far as a hostess gift, we gave the hosts of our church shower a bouquet of flowers and some strawberries from the farmers market.  It was a potluck though, so if the hosts were providing dinner for everyone, I would have brought something more – I think the wine is on the right track.  And I think bringing a gift for the child is really thoughtful – I’d probably bring a couple of nice children’s books.

Have fun!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Very cool! A surprise shower sounds fun.  What to expect.  Mingle around with everyone for a bit, then eat/drink for a bit and then you open gifts.  Make sure to bring a notebook to record who gave you what items.  i usually thank everyone after I finish opening gifts and then I thank the host(s) and give them their gift.  I’ve also been a host before and I’ve had them wait until everyone leaves and they give all of us a gift.  So really it is what you feel comfortable doing.  Also, be sure to bring your camera and ask someone to take pictures of you opening gifts, of the cake and of the guests.  I also like to try and get a group photo of the honoree and host(s).  

As for a gift for your boss, I like the idea of getting something for the 6 year old and then a bottle of wine for the boss.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

oh and be sure to clean out your car so you have room for the gifts! And if you don’t have one already bring a guest sign-in book.  Some baby books have a page or two for this.  Or you can get a sign-in book 

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