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Baby shower

(9 Posts)
MG35 Sun 10-Jan-16 22:42:27

My mum wants to throw me a baby shower and as much as I love tea parties an attention I feel awkward about the gift part as I don't want it to be like we are asking for gifts. However if there isn't a gift list I don't want to receive a load of stuff I don't need or duplicates of the same thing? Where do I go with this??

Thanks xx

quitecrunchy Sun 10-Jan-16 23:04:02

Does it have to be a baby shower? Maybe she could throw you a pre-baby tea party and invitations could request people to bring cake, not gifts?

I have to admit the baby shower idea would be a bit much for me, but each to their own and I'm sure whatever you do you will all have a lovely time!

Mslg Sun 10-Jan-16 23:32:33

I think quitecrunchys idea is good. Personally I don't like the idea of them either because it puts pressure on people to bring gifts.

You could say something like 'just bring yourselves' or I've been to one before where they asked people to bring a bead so a bracelet could be made for the mum to be to 'bring her positivity in labour'. Each to their own and all that 😐

Holly34 Sun 10-Jan-16 23:38:37

Some people love the idea to attend BS and as your mum is arranging it she will have it all covered. I would not worry too much, I would enjoy the day with friends and family and not think much on it. I would wish for my mother to arrange something but she hates social gatherings makes her nervous hmm

Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Mon 11-Jan-16 03:24:34

I went to one where the mother asked, if you wanted to bring a gift, for a copy of your favourite childhood book to start a little library for the baby. I liked that idea!

MG35 Mon 11-Jan-16 15:48:55

Oh they are great ideas thanks folks!! xx

seven201 Mon 11-Jan-16 19:46:58

It's a very American concept. I would feel really awkward if it were me and tell the organiser to not do one, it's the whole bring a gift thing. Maybe if you had sisters and aunts etc but I wouldn't want my friends invited to a baby shower. But... I love the bring your favourite childhood book idea.

sepa Mon 11-Jan-16 19:54:06

I don't like the idea of a gift giving baby shower. I do however know that people like buying for the baby. Because of this I will be arranging a meet the baby party which means the focus is off me and on the baby and there is an actual baby to shower with gifts and not just a baby bump.

I do love the childhood book thing. That's a fab idea. I'm going to be buying my baby the book 'Each Peach Pear Plum' as I loved that book as a kiddie

StellaAlpina Mon 11-Jan-16 20:20:12

2 of my friends are really excited about throwing me a baby shower and although it feels super cringy I didn't want to say no them. Ah well, there'll be cake smile

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