(Closed) Inviting coworkers to baby shower?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Should I invite everyone??
    Invite the whole crew, usually only half will show up! : (14 votes)
    44 %
    Don't invite anyone sonce you're not friends outside of work! : (13 votes)
    41 %
    Only invite a couple people, risk making others feel bad. : (4 votes)
    13 %
    I like polls :) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2623 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Unless you consider them friends, dont invite them.  

    Its very likely they may be planning a work shower for you already.  If they want to buy you a present and arent invited, they will. 

    Post # 4
    1138 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d invite everyone–the more the merrier! 

    Post # 5
    1138 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d invite everyone–the more the merrier! 

    Post # 6
    2952 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’d invite everyone because I hate the thought of someone being left out. If they don’t want to come they won’t. 

    Post # 7
    9693 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Mewithoutyou:  I wouldn’t invite anyone who wasn’t my friend. To me, a friend is someone I chose to see in my spare time, not someone I am paid to see at work. If you left your current job tomorrow, would you still be in contact with the folks there? If not, I don’t think it is appropriate to invite them to a personal event.

    I think it’s sweet your mom doesn’t want anyone to feel left out, but I don’t think a coworker (who wasn’t a personal friend) would expect to be invited to your shower. In fact, a gal I used to work with invited me to her wedding and I found it very strange. I assumed I was B list and didn’t attend because she was not my friend.

    If it was a wedding shower, it would be easy – if they aren’t invited to the wedding, then they shouldn’t be invited to the shower either. Baby shower is a bit trickier but I still stand by my above logic. Also, if your workplace is like mine, they may plan a little “work shower” for you anyway (we always do that where I work).

    Post # 8
    3042 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Mewithoutyou:  I think it is likely that they would have a little office shower for you. I don’t think you need to invite 30 people! A shower isn’t the only way to give you a gift- they can just give you something if they decide to- it doesn’t have to be a party. 

    I included 4 people from work on my invite list- 2 girls I regularly hang out with and my boss and my assistant. I am friendly with lots of people, but don’t want them at a party!


    Post # 10
    2184 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    My office tends to throw “office showers” and the firm gives a monetary gift. This has only happened for weddings, since I’m the first to be pregnant– but I assume it’ll be the same thing. I’ll be inviting one of my coworkers to my actual shower because she and I are super close. 

    If your mom has the space and budget for 30 more gals, why not? 

    Post # 11
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mewithoutyou:  why would you only invite 4?  

    Like others have said, they may have a shower for you at work and if they don’t, people that want to will get you something.  If you don’t spend time outside of work with them, it might not seem right.

    Post # 12
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I invited only 2 work people since my family wouldn’t have been able to afford to host so many people… but they blabbed to others and made me feel uncomfortable, so I won’t be doing that again. My advice is to invite all or invite none!

    Also we do office showers for weddings and babies, not a real shower but just a cookie cake or something, and some people give little gifts, so maybe they can celebrate with you that way?

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