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Baby Shower ettiquette...

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EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 18:20:45

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EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 18:23:45

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WorraLiberty Mon 29-Oct-12 18:27:49

Dear God it's all so decadent isn't it?

And all because she got up duffed grin

I'm too gobsmacked to really get what you're asking, but if it's 'AIBU to bring my 8yr old?' then no, YANBU it's none of your Sister's business.

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 18:32:39

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bedmonster Mon 29-Oct-12 18:33:34

I went to a BS where older children were invited, incidentally also an afternoon tea venue (though it was £40 for sandwiches and a glass of fizz!) and it was lovely. It really made it into what could have been a fairly bland but nice afternoon into a special occassion.

How many people are on the guestlist?

And agree with Worra, YANBU to want to take your DD if it's something she would enjoy.

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 18:37:32

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bedmonster Mon 29-Oct-12 18:58:46

grin they were absolutely exquisite though!
Good for you, and you won't be in trouble, you are an adult!

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 19:01:10

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BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 29-Oct-12 19:46:13

yes. pull rank and stand your ground.

its sounds lovely, btw wink

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 19:51:02

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CookingFunt Mon 29-Oct-12 20:00:17

I never had a baby shower.
What do you do at them?

AThingInYourLife Mon 29-Oct-12 20:02:47

Baby shower etiquette is that you don't throw showers for family members.


ScreamingManAndGoryOn Mon 29-Oct-12 20:03:50

baby showers. tut.

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 20:04:27

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ScreamingManAndGoryOn Mon 29-Oct-12 20:11:36

Look on the bright side. The weirdest babyshower I was ever invited to was an Ann Summers babyshower organised by the mum to be to help her get back into the mood after having the baby.

It was hard to know what nasty polyester underwear to buy someone who's just shat a watermelon to get her back in any mood at all.

CookingFunt Mon 29-Oct-12 20:11:37

What to show the preggo what she's missing?

CookingFunt Mon 29-Oct-12 20:13:16

Screaming now that sounds fun.

lovebunny Mon 29-Oct-12 20:15:00

babyshower? old-ish american custom, not needed in the uk. avoid.

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 20:15:57

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Backtobedlam Mon 29-Oct-12 20:21:54

We've had quite a few baby showers in our 'group' and some have been daytime with kids invited, others have been evening do's. I have to say my favourites have been the adult only ones, we play a few games and all have a joke and laugh (some of our humour is 18+ rated!) as child free get together is going to be difficult for at least a few months after baby is born.

vamosbebe Mon 29-Oct-12 20:29:48

Men came to my babyshower - MEN !! Oh, the decadence!

And it was a Hallowe'en party, no 'traditional' games.

maras2 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:54:18

Was it £25 per person or for the whole crowd?Sorry.Never had a posh hotel tea.

EleanorBloodBathsket Mon 29-Oct-12 21:06:23

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maras2 Mon 29-Oct-12 21:30:08

Oh my < Maras faints >

apostropheuse Mon 29-Oct-12 21:41:12

Do they cut the crusts off - and if so do you get to take them home in a doggy bag?

I would hope so for that kind of money!

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