(Closed) Claiming hostess of the Baby Shower

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Maybe separate showers? One for that side & one for y’alls side? Otherwise I’d probably let your older sister call the SIL.

Post # 5
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@liquidschwarrtz:  Well how bout just planning it with your sister & asking SIL for things like her guestlist & then other small tasks….. I wouldn’t even go into “we’d like to host together”, I’d just start planning since you know she won’t & see how it pans out.

Post # 7
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s super sweet that SIL wants to host. But from the way it sounds you and your eldest sister can probably just start planning and include her she wouldn’t know any better.

But I definitely think you should include her. Like you said it’s her brother’s baby too. Maybe just give her tasks that can be assigned early on with lots of lead time?

The three of you can all “host” together. πŸ™‚

Another person to split the cost with! πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This is hard… My SIL and I planned a second baby shower for our SIL which turned out great, but I understand just wanting one shower. I would personally confront the SIL and just tell her how important it is for you and your sister to throw the shower for your sister. If she gets offended at all just example to her nicely how she planned the her bridal shower and you want to be able to do something special for your sister considering it’s the first baby on your side. If that doesn’t go over very well offer as much help as you can along with maybe offering your home for the place to throw the shower so you have some control?

Post # 9
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I honestly think this is just the matter of a simple conversation between you and the SIL, where you explain (nicely) that you and your sister will be helping her host the baby shower. Set aside a time to meet with the three of you, come prepared with a list of to-dos, and go from there. 

I mean, who is really going to turn down an offer to help? Most likely she was just so excited to be an auntie that she jumped at the chance to celebrate. If she truly has a “heart of gold” then she will take your offer to help hostess and be happy about it.

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