Post # 17
Yay!!! I had two… I had a work one and a family one… Different showers for different folks! I was thrilled to have that. I hope I can again if I have more children one day. It is much less awkward because many of them will already know each other. If they were all lumped into one, they would not.
Post # 18
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
It looks like we will be having three — because three people have volunteered, and each will be quite different. There is some overlap on two of them, but I’m not sure that will be an issue, as one of them is distinctly more of a social celebration than a gift party.
1) MOM – my mom/sister want to throw a traditional, brunchy celebration. I was pretty “yawn” about my bridal shower, but in this case I’m excited as we do need some help building our layette. We don’t have a lot of a foundation set up.
2) COLLEGE BFF – wants to throw me an “inappropriate” shower. This will be a co-ed party with terrible games like “which guy can stand the TENS unit simulating labor longest” and “prize for whoever can chuck a 10-lb bag of flour farthest down the driveway one-handed.” There will also be drinking and food you can only eat with your hands. The goal of this party is celebrating with our college social circle, and some of the same crew might be invited to the traditional shower, which may be the same weekend to facilitate everyone being in town at the same time (we’ll see). I don’t think this shower will be gift-oriented, although inappropriate gifts are welcome (giant underwear? maxi pads? breast-milk alcohol-level test strips?)
3) DH’s COWORKER: This coworker of DH’s is SO EXCITED I’m pregnant that she offered to throw me a shower before she even met me. Ho… kay? I guess this will be a “work shower” and I’m happy that he gets a baby-themed social event with his peeps, too. 🙂
Post # 19
@swanks4tw: As long as you only invite people to one shower (except for maybe VIPs who’d like to be at both, such as your mom) it’s not rude at all. It’s actually quite gracious to your guests who will not have to travel as far and to your hostesses who will not have to host as many guests.