(Closed) Is it okay to host your own baby shower nowadays?

posted 3 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 92
268 posts
Helper bee

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obviousanonymous :  When I was making a fuss about mine and not wanting to call it a baby shower a few friends said the same thing!!. I was stressing and they thought it wasn’t that serious! They said call it a baby party everyone is coming to celebrate the babies and get some alcohol lol. So yeah totally agree with you! Baby Party! 

Post # 93
13224 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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emilyofnewmoon : You really miss the whole point of etiquette. One can be considerate when it comes to one’s own behavior without calling out others or lecturing them for their mistakes in real life. What would be rude is if someone actually called out or corrected the host. 

However, this is a wedding forum, where people commonly ask all kind of etiquette questions. Someone posed a question as to whether it’s appropriate to throw a party, with a focus on gifts, in honor of oneself. Conventional  wisdom, shared by a good many of us who are not, contrary to your accusation, mindless sheep, is it’s not appropriate.

If I reply to someone who solicits advice, it’s to be helpful to that person. You’re free to scroll on by and ignore. But you can’t pretend that anti-etiquette “don’t tell me what to do” sentiments are not strongly judgmental in their own right. We don’t have to agree. 

Post # 94
1905 posts
Buzzing bee

I did. My cousins were supposed to but they kept getting stuck on where to have it, so I found the place and coordinated with both sides of the family for the date. They still did party favors and games, and family pitched in for food, but I ended up being the “host”. Everyone was always asking me for the details anyways.

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