Tacky shower idea?

posted 5 months ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

That’s super strange…what if she ends up with 100 spoons or something like you said? And they’ll all be mismatched! Maybe it’s for donations? That’s all I can think of. I wouldn’t want a bunch of used kitchen utensils personally. Talk about clutter!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

catattack1990 :  OH! Okay, that makes a little more sense! Haha! But still, I feel like she could end up with a bunch of the same item like you said. Eek!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I never heard of having a raffle for the amount of utensils you brought. Where I’m from they have a wishing well sometimes that people can buy and put into the “well” like utensils, dish towels, soap etc. No one says you have to participate and you don’t wrap or put a card on them so no one will know who did or didn’t. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

I don’t really think it’s a big deal. I mean, how much does a spatula or hand crank can opener cost? Shoot, you can go to the dollar store and spend $1 on it so it’s not like they were getting an extra super high dollar nice gift.

I do think it would be kind of pointless to get 100 spatulas but hey, whatever man. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

catattack1990 :  i haven’t heard of this for a bridal shower, but it immediately makes me think of “diaper raffles” at baby showers. the idea being that you bring a pack of diapers in additiona to your gift as a raffle entry. in the baby shower world, it’s not uncommon- though i agree with you that it’s pretty tacky and feels very gift-grabby and demanding.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I can see the point of a diaper raffle but 100 kitchen utensils is ridiculous. She will have so many dupes and $1 utensils don’t even last long so what was the point?

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I got invited to a shower like this, only instead of utensils, we’re each supposed to bring a new pair of sexy panties for the bride and she’s going to play a game where she guesses who bought which panties. It’s cringe worthy. Really awful. I had already RSVP’ed yes when the hostess dropped this little bombshell, or else I would have declined because it’s just gross.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

Horseradish :  Now the sexy panty thing I would be into. Lots of places you could take that one!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

 I went to a baby shower where they did something similar, where you were entered into a raffle if you bought diapers. That felt excessive to me as diapers aren’t cheap, on top of an already generous baby shower gift. At least you can find kitchen utensils at the dollar store. But the idea as a whole is kind of odd, I agree.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have never seen this before.  However, for my shower we did do a raffle for charity. We asked guests if they wanted to participate (and stressed that there was absolutely NO requirement to do so) to please bring an item to donate to the local animal shelter (toys, used/new towels and blankets/sheets, treats, leashes, beds, food bowls, etc) and everyone who brought something would get a raffle ticket for a restaurant giftcard.  Since we didn’t have any typical shower games, we didn’t have to buy any game prizes, so we just bought the gift card instead.  We also had everyone who brought something sign a card that was also brought to the shelter so that the shelter knew who to give credit to for the generous donation.  

Both Darling Husband and I have HUGE families, so even though my shower only had close female relatives and friends, I still had about 65 or so women there. If I had to guess, pretty much everyone participated in the raffle, and we brought tons of stuff to the shelter (filled up my entire car).  They were completely overjoyed by the donation.  Many of my guests came up to me and said that this was a great opportunity for them to clean out their linen closet and get rid of some slightly stained towels and sheets that they otherwise would have thrown away.  Animal shelters can never have enough towels and sheets/blankets.

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