(Closed) Who's throwing your baby shower?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What is your opinon on shower ettiquette?
    mom can throw a shower : (31 votes)
    67 %
    mom CANNOT throw the shower : (3 votes)
    7 %
    could have mom ask someone to help her and be the official host : (4 votes)
    9 %
    you could ask someone to throw it : (1 votes)
    2 %
    definitely NO asking someone to throw it : (7 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 4
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mom can definitely throw a shower! My mom is throwing mine and Mother-In-Law is acting as co-host of sorts but I didn’t ask her to throw one, I wouldn’t ask anyone to throw me one. It’s fairly common for a mom to throw a shower.. at least I’ve been to several thrown by mom!

    Post # 5
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I feel like for bridal showers, it’s generally considered a faux pas for the mom to host but that doesn’t seem to be the same for baby showers. I’ve been to several baby showers that were co-hosted by mom and friends/other relatives of the mom-to-be.

    My shower was hosted by my Mother-In-Law and my mom helped with food. 

    Post # 6
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My mom isn’t throwing mine but my Mother-In-Law is.  Totally acceptable, IMO.

    Post # 8
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree, for baby showers I dont see any problem with mom throwing it. Or anyone that matter (except the mom-to-be)

    Post # 9
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Maybe you can talk to your mom about wanting to have a shower with your side of the family and brain storm together. That way the 2 of you can come up with who throws the shower together.

    My best friends are throwing my shower as my family is in California and I’m in Colorado. DH’s family is here but we don’t really interact with them so I would never expect Mother-In-Law to offer to throw our shower.

    As an aside when I was getting married I mentioned to one of my aunts that maybe I could have a small shower while I was in town for a friend’s wedding so my mom who’s ill could be a part of it. And she jumped at the chance to throw me a shower. So… I mean if it’s family or really close friends why not ask them about who’s throwing the shower?

    Post # 10
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I hosted both of my sisters baby showers with our moms help! I don’t think it would be strange for your mom to host your shower! I think it’s sweet 🙂

    Post # 12
    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I haven’t experienced this myself yet, but for my friends that have had children, they usually have 2 (or more) showers… Their mom throws one, and their Mother-In-Law throws one… and sometimes friends or coworkers as well!

    Post # 14
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My sister threw mine this past weekend and my church is throwing the other one. I don’t think it’s weird if your mom throws you a shower or if you ask a friend for help. Often it is moms/siblings/family/friends who throw showers. 

    Post # 15
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    My sister and sister-in-law are OFFICIALLY throwing my two showers, with the help of my mom and mother-in-law. The one with my SIL/MIL is being held at my MIL’s house . . . I think this is kind of an old rule that people have pretty much tossed out. I have other friends whose moms are throwing showers. It’s really NBD.

    Post # 16
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee

    My mom threw my shower! I didn’t think it was weird at all, I was just happy to have a shower at all, haha.

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