(Closed) When you attend a baby shower, what is important to you?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d say food/refreshments and general attitude of the mom to be and the attendents. Games are ok, but nothing is worse than being forced to play an endless string of games. Allow some socializing. And if it’s a big shower, watching the mom open presents for anything more than 20 minutes is a bit grating. 

Overall, just relax and have fun! 

Post # 4
Member
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Spending time socializing is important. Try to make sure that everyone knows somebody that is invited. I went to shower back in December and I only knew the mom. It was a bit awkward as the rest didn’t reach out to me much. I kept telling myself I wasn’t there to be comfortable but for her.

Post # 5
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

@SamanthaLovesJames:  that it is remembered that a baby shower whould be a celebration of new life with friends and or family.  should be comfortable and not forced… And…. Offer something to drink, lol!  I went to a baby shower where we had to arrive thirty minutes beforenthe guest of honour.  It was a surprise shower.  It was also early in the morning…l so we get there and wait…. And the guest of honour ends up an hour late… And nobody was offered ANYTHING to eat or drink, because we had to wait for her…. And when she arrived, she first had to open half the mountain of gifts (having to guess what was in each parcel and who it was from) BEFORE the hostess said we could break and offered any type of refreshment.  It was held at someone’s home… And it was quite a drive… So we really ended up tired, thirsty, hungry and miserable by the time we were allowed refreshments, more than two hours after arriving.

Post # 6
Member
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Food and drinks are the only things I care about at a baby shower….or any party really.

 

I’m not the sort that really cares that much about cutesy centerpieces of balloons or anything.  Save the non-edible stuff and get some GOOD CAKE.

 

 

Post # 7
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SamanthaLovesJames: The only one I’ve attended is the one I organised. Location was vey important. We did the food ourselves, like sandwiches, salad, dips etc. There was a theme and everything worked around that.

Post # 8
Member
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Food & bubbles

 

Post # 9
Member
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@SamanthaLovesJames:  i love the games at baby showers! I never expect more than picky bits to eat or drink and just love being all girly and silly with the games! 

Post # 10
Member
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

To me, food is always the most important. I really don’t like baby shower games or anything like that, and I really hate it when it’s just one, long, neverending bit of game, after game, after game. 

Post # 11
Member
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Food and drink for sure…and cute things to look at 🙂 like a cupcake tower, yummy punch, or a rainbow of veggies YUM!

 

 

 

I’m not a baby person and have no children so all the baby stuff is a bit weird for me.  I brought my friend onsies and baby socks…or so I thought.  Apparently they were hand socks so the baby doesn’t scratch its own face lol…umm whaaa?

 

 

 

Post # 12
Member
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like a comfortable venue, tasty food and either no games or games that aren’t completely ridiculous (play dough babies are ok, melted candy bars in diapers are repulsive).

Post # 13
Member
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

food! and time to chat with the mom to be

Post # 15
Member
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@hikerchick:  Yes it’s nice to know someone. I think people like to chat and catch up with their lady friends. Venue is inconsequestial, party favors seems silly. A few snacks and good people!!

Post # 16
Member
652 posts
Busy bee

@SamanthaLovesJames:  the past few baby showers fortunately I know people. However, I’ve seen some people who don’t know others and it becomes a really awkward event for them. 

 

As far as alcohol goes, I’ve hear people sharing the same sentiment that they will there were alcohol drinks so people can loosen up bit. lol

 

also depending how many people you have, choose games that allows everyone to participate to avoid dead air time at some tables while people are running from one table to another.

 

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