Post # 46
By The Way, when you say you are mailing out invitations with your sisters, hopefully you didn’t mean that you are planning and co-hosting your own baby shower. Size of the party aside, that would be seen as a gift grab. Traditional etiquette continues to disapprove any family involvement at all, but the more permissive sources are more flexible.
Post # 47
canadajane: In OP’s case, it’s because her shower venue has a limit, and children would add 32 people.. did you not read it??
Post # 48
ashylula: I would just address the envelope to the actural person invited, and make mention to a Ladies Lunch/Brunch, etc. If they arent sure they can ask you when they call to RSVP and you can politely let them know that it’s for adults only. You could also reach out individually to the newer moms who you know are nursing and just let them know that while the shower is for adults only, they are welcome to bring their baby.
Post # 49
No kids ! We have open bar and DJ and an upscale venue, and around 70 guests.
Post # 50
Put the above in invite. Address invite only to the person(s) invited.
I went to a 40 person+ shower like this last year…it was fine. Invite saud adult only
Post # 51
I think a children free baby shower is more than fine. I’ve been to one and it didn’t offend me at the slightest. If anyone asks just say that due to venue size you can’t accommodate children. Do not however assume thatbreastfeeding is exclusive to a certain age. Food before one is just for fun and does not comprise an infants actual food intake. Additionally some children don’t start eating solids regularly until a much older date so do let the nursing mom decide if her child can be left alone for two hours or not.