- 8 years ago
- Wedding: February 2010
Must be where I am from (low middle class) but every shower I’ve been to has been throw by the pregnant woman herself. I would never side eye some one wanting to celebrate with close/friends and family. In fact when the time comes for me I have to say I would most def not want anyone to throw me a shower, I am a total control freak and Like what I like.
This sounds super tacky!
Oh I would clutch my pearls and die on the spot. Oh wait no, I would buy you a lovely card and gift because I don’t care who is throwing it, you were getting a gift for that baby anyway. Frick people are uptight and cheeaaap about showers.
You can’t host your own baby shower, but a fun “baby bbq” party for both women and men, where you don’t register for gifts, and where you don’t open the gifts, is perfectly fine. Your friends and family will want to celebrate with you.
Gifts at a baby shower are mandatory, but at a party, gifts are just optional. So don’t feel guilty about throwing a fun party!
I don’t see the issue. I get that it is written in some etiquette book somewhere that it is in bad taste to throw yourself a shower. But what difference does it make? A shower is a shower, regardless of who hosts it. I’d happily attend your shower and not give it a second thought. I’d bring you an awesome gift, too.
I think throwing your own shower is a no no!
I think it is a little inappropriate, but if one of my friends was throwing herself one, I’d still attend and give a gift.
I, myself, not having many friends/family around me realize that there are many ladies who don’t have someone to throw them a party, or have friends with the means to do so.
I would find it a little odd because the purpose of a shower is to receive gifts. Basically you’d be inviting people to give you gifts, which may not sit well with your guests. If you’re simply wanting to throw a party (i.e. host some guests and provide food/drinks), I don’t think anyone would have an issue with it.
If you throw a BBQ, I would not make it about the baby at all.
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