Post # 1
Would anyone here go to one of these? Has anyone gone to one of these? I have never heard of one until Bakerella’s post. I think it is crazy that people would ask for money like that!
ETA: also, if they were waiting to know the gender of the baby I MIGHT give a gift card to a BABY store or something like that.
Post # 3
I love picking out baby clothes and items. I would go but bring a gift other than money.
Post # 4
@Bostongrl25: that is what I would do. I LOVE baby stuff and I love an excuse to buy some 🙂
Post # 5
Whenever I see the word money on an invite I just think “ick”. I don’t give money for any gift for any event (wedding, shower, birthday or otherwise). I don’t even like giving gift cards (DH’s family is really big on gift cards and its taking getting used to)!
I’d rebel and buy some cute baby clothes or something!
Post # 6
LOL! Okay I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that was a little unusual…
Post # 7
Ugh, it sounds like they’re trying to use their kid as an ATM. I’d RSVP “no”.
Post # 8
It would definitely depend on the how close I was as to whether or not I would go, but I definitely would get them something other than money.
@Ms. Sorbet: Love the phrasing :).
Post # 9
I can’t believe people would put that on an invite….
I personally would never ever be able to show my face if MY invite said that! That’s just In My Humble Opinion though….
Post # 10
@Mrs.KMM: I totally agree! Just anything related to money on an invite rubs me the wrong way. I’d totally rebel and buy something for the kid.
Post # 11
There’s no way I would give cash. Ick.
Post # 12
What is your friend’s cultural background?
I’m Chinese and for weddings people always give money. For babies we have a “month old celebration” where there’s a small dinner banquet thrown for the baby. At the celebration people always give the baby red envelopes (lucky money) for the health & prosperity of the baby.
But. That’s different from the baby shower.
I’ll still go but probably buy a gift with a gift receipt.
ETA: Oops I meant to post this on the original thread.
Post # 13
It would depend who it was for. Family? I’d pick up the phone and ask whose bright idea that was. (I would also know I wouldn’t be the only one.) If it was a friend it would depend on how close. I’d probably decline if we weren’t super tight.
Post # 14
@Gerbera: I’ll copy and paste you onto the other thread and answer you there 🙂
Post # 15
I would probably get a gift card and attach it to a cute baby item!
Post # 16
I feel like I’d be inclined to give LESS at one of these. I’d probably just pick an amount like $40 or $50 and that would be it – but if I had the option to give a gift I’d probably end up buying a few things that would be more than the cash amount I’d give.