(Closed) come and go shower?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

so people show up, say hi, drop off a gift and leave?  is that a come and go party?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

aww I don’t think I would like that :/ I would want the full on experience…I mean I could do without the games and such but having a specific time to be there and then do food/mingling/gifts is all the fun!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ames12708:  sounds like an even longer day than a set party between 1pm and 3pm…. are you suppose to keep your doors open all day for people to just wander in

tell you mother it sounds gift grabby – if i was you i would tell her to forget the whole thing but thats me

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

People from my church sometimes have “drop-in” showers

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Personally, I hate that idea!  I have been to literally hundreds of showers in my life and not one has been done this way.  As a guest I wouldn’t really know wha I was supposed to do.  Do I drop my gift and go?  Hang out for a little bit?  Stay for the whole thing? etc, etc. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Um, if everyone hates the so much, why even bother? that just seems reallly gift grabby.

you mom is wrong, people do like showers and it’s nice to have a set time so the bride’s family and friends can meet each other and spend some time together. maybe your mom doesn’t feel like having to plan any activities, or she is just burnt out on showers herself. but many people really like going to them.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve never heard of anything like this… And I would definitely talk to your mom about it again!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@kerensa:  

I agree.  I like going to showers and getting to spend some time with “the ladies”.   I hate that I constantly hear how “everyone hates going to showers,” I really hope that anyone that came to mine wanted to be there.  I’d hate to think that most people came out of obligation.  If I ever felt obligated to go, I’d stay home.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

gift grabby.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper

I’ve never heard of this either. Undecided

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Where I’m from, people do this for things like graduation.  It’s called an “open house.”

It basically is the same thing as a party, with set hours (but several, like 1pm-5pm), food, music, gifts, etc.  People just come when it’s convenient for them, but many stay for the entire event.  There’s usually a full house for the duration.

It works because a lot of people have more than one obligation during grad season, so they can attend several in one day.  That’s not really applicable to bridal showers, though.

I guess my point is this: if you’re really into things like party games and having everyone watch you open your gifts, this idea probably won’t work, but in general it’s not the worst thing.  You’d likely still have lots of enthusiastic guests!

I’m not sure how I feel about calling it a “come-and-go,” though.  Seems like you’re kicking people out, lol!

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went to a baby shower like this and it did not work as planned. It was set to be 4 hours and I arrived an hour into it. I love the games and gifts and other events of a shower and I felt like I missed out on everything showery. The gifts that people brought that had arrived before me were already open. I was there in time to see the cute cake before it was cut, but others who arrived after me missed this. Also, I ended up staying the rest of the time because I was having a good time and didn’t want to miss anyone or anything.

We do open house graduation parties here too. They work well because everyone doesnt watch gift opening and there are no structured events like games. I do not like the open house shower idea.

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