(Closed) Baby shower alternative?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@78h2o: I’m sort of in the same position as your sister–I live across the country from my family, and everyone else is scattered all over, I don’t know anyone where I am.

So, we decided to have a shower when I fly home for Christmas, I’ll be 28 weeks at my shower, which is a bit on the early side, but not too bad.  

Other than that, a virtual shower could be a good idea, but it would depend on your sister.  That was an option for me, and I did not want it.  I was already lonely living so far away from everyone, and the idea of not being around people I love to celebrate with them felt really lonely, which is sort of how this plan worked out.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

My cousin lives up north and the rest of the family is in the TX area so her mother threw a virtual shower. My mom thought is was SUPER tacky (I was in college and paid no attention to that kind of stuff) so you might run the risk of offending some people since the invitiation would truly be just a request for a gift. Maybe you could just send out birth announcements after and people who wanted to would send gifts either way?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Is there anyway she could come to y’all? When I had my first child I lived out of town from most of my family (aside from my parents) and I went there to have a “family” shower.

I of course don’t know how far she’d have to go but maybe you and your mom could fly her in and have it there with y’alls friends and family.

Have the guests just mail their gifts to their house and maybe just a card at the shower with a pic of what was gotten? (if that makes sense) That way she still “opens” things at the shower but doesn’t have to worry about how to get everything back home.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@78h2o: You know, my shower is going to be really small too.  It’s on New Year’s Eve, so it’s a ROUGH travel time, not to mention expensive.

But, as much as I might like a big party, the idea of being with my Mom, sisters, a some close friends is great for me.  Much better than nothing, and at that point, a big group might be overwhelming for her.  Honestly, if you can fly her to you, and invite her friends, that’s going to be your best bet, I really think so.  

P.S. don’t forget though, depending on when you schedule it, her doctor will have to clear her to fly!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I think being with just a few close friends/family members would be nice!

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