(Closed) Was Asked To Be a Baby Shower Hostess…What Does That Mean?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sure they would let you know! I’d imagine getting the games started, directing the guests towards food/ drinks, just kind of being in charge so the guest feel comfortable and know what they should be doing!

Post # 4
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well that’s weird. Generally the hostesses plan and pay for the shower but I would have thought that they’d be involved from the get-go. Was it the expecting mom who asked you? Is it one of those deals where she planned the whole thing herself and just needs to make it look like someone else is hosting?

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@peachykd:  Yea, you’re probably right. She’ll probably want you to help with games, wrangle gifts, depending on where the shower is help cook and clean up afterwards, etc. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I would get with Friend A and discuss her expectations of a you as a hostess! 🙂 How many ‘hostess’ are there? Sometimes you split up bring food. Sometimes you split up duties, one plans games, one plans food, one plans decor. Once you talk to her we’ll be able to help you out a lot more!!

You’ll also want to clarify if being a hostess means splitting the bill!! Just so there is no miscommunication 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I would show up early to set up, ask friend A about the plans for the day and just be there for her….guide guests to the food, ask them if they’d like some drinks, tell them where to hang their coats, tell them where to set down the gifts and say things like “welcome, have a seat”…blablabla…and then just be generally helpful to the momma to be. If she needs someone to help her get up or bring gifts to her or someone to write down the names and gifts that people gave so she won’t have a problem sending thank you cards..

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