- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
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I wouldn’t throw it myself… Enjoy the one your hostess has planned.I would be surprised if the restaurant was unable to accomodate your large party in some way.
CaitMarae, but listen the boring babyshowers are the ones where you just sit on a couch with like just ten people playing games and i’m talking about throwing it like a party, that’s how us spanish people do with lots of family and friends. Music, dancing and food, is a big thing. Everyone goes is not just for women is like a big party. I’m not saying that throwing a bigger only for more gifts but hello the more people the more stuff you get . You got to make it fun, if people think is like a get together at someones place then expect a few people, but is for your baby so you need a lot of stuff, the same reason girls have a bridal shower mostly to get gifts…but yeah definately some others do it bigger so that is not just the same old typical that some people rather have…JS
@Roimantigua:I don’t believe people have baby showers to get gifts.It is a way to celebrate the upcoming birth. Parents are supposed to provide what the baby needs.
I agree. I don’t see any reason you can’t be involved (especially if you take on responsibility), but I wouldn’t indicate yourself as the hostess. People can be so sensitive when it comes to things like this, and that may cause them not to come/get a gift (which I’m assuming is your motivation for the shower).
This is just have of what i got with about 50 people by the end of the night i had this+ what’s under the table+ everything else that didn’t fit so we brought upstairs. This was in my mom’s backyard they threw me a surprise baby shower, lots of dancing/music/food/people/gifts..it was beautiful
Really? I always thought this was the main reason people have them. They just thinly veil this motivation with the “celebration” to avoid seeming rude or improper. Otherwise, why do people even register/bring gifts/etc.? Maybe there are some brides/mothers who don’t have showers for the gifts, but IMO the vast majority do.
sorry meant * Half*
totally agree with you… i don’t want to sound mean or anything i just wanted to get my point across but you said everything perfectly:)
To me a baby shower is more about the celebration and a good excuse to have a catch up with my fav girlies, the gifts dont really interest me, which is why despite my hostess suggesting I either get a registry or ask for money I have refused, i have nothing about gifts on my invites at all, if people wish to get me something, great, but I wont be asking for things.
I really wanted to through my own shower because I have got really excited about baking and decorations, when my bff asked if she could through one for me I was thrilled that she was so thoughtful. i did design my own invites though, what do you think?
I think the girls that use it as a gift grabbing exercise are missing out on the true joy of it all.
If it is not about the gifts, then maybe the place with the booths isn’t such a bad location. If it is about the gifts, instead of throwing the shower yourself, why don’t you use the money the shower would cost you to buy the baby items you need?
I never thought hosting baby shower and giving/receiving gifts equals gift grabbing. In my culture/circle it is huge event to have a baby shower for new mom esp. first time mom. Family & friends are eager to celebrate the upcoming arrival of new baby and who doesn’t want opportunity to give gifts for the little one :)? I agree with pp maybe you can suggest your stepmom host at your place if venue is a concern and you can’t travel far. I think it is perfectly acceptable to host your own baby shower if no one else is going to. In My Humble Opinion the reason to have family or friend host it so they are taking care of things otherwise you are responsible for throwing party making arrangements etc when you may not be physically up for it. I also don’t think it is issue having registry if that is a common practice in your circle but that said I guess most people will get what they think is cute like outfits, blankets etc.
I would suggest that if you want the traditional baby shower (like with games and prizes and cute baby themed things), just let your stepmom know this. Say you were hoping to play games and have a pastel colored balloon fest 🙂
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