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Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23882 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" I don't think so because what if nobody wants to throw you a shower?"


Then maybe nobody wants to get you a present :)



lol but really though... showers are kind of like asking for presents, which is sort of tacky itself, but then its really tacky if you throw it on your own. Like hey everybody, come over here and bring me presents! Someone else should host it, so they are like hey everybody come over here and bring her/the baby presents :)

Goal_Digger 1 child; Charlotte, NC, United States 41196 posts
3rd Nov '12

I never expected to have one. It was thrown for me, i didn't care if i got gifts or not. Come to think of it i didn't get much gifts and that way okay. I was just happy to see all my close friends and family.

* Sara * 2 kids; Texas 18864 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting * Sara *:</b>" Nah. It's the celebration of your child's life. ... [snip!] ... really isn't the point of a baby shower, IMO. You can have a welcome home baby party or something just to celebrate their life."


Not always to receive gifts. My friend just had one and those who wanted to brought gifts could.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
3rd Nov '12

I never really saw a baby shower as asking people to get you gifts, I saw it as a celebration of the new baby that is coming. I guess that is just me though...I wouldn't expect people to get me gifts for my shower. Now I think it is tacky as hell when people put on the invitation to bring a gift.

Goal_Digger 1 child; Charlotte, NC, United States 41196 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" I never really saw a baby shower as asking people to get you gifts, I saw it as a celebration of the ... [snip!] ... expect people to get me gifts for my shower. Now I think it is tacky as hell when people put on the invitation to bring a gift."


I agree !

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
3rd Nov '12

I dont think it's rude.
Personally, I have never had a baby shower. I grew up too quick. No time for friends. I started working at the age of 16. When I wasnt working then I was in school. When I had free time, I wanted to be alone. All I have are my mom and sisters pretty much.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7952 posts
status 3rd Nov '12
Quoting Kimber-Lily:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Little_Discourage:</b>" I wouldn't call it a "baby shower". ... [snip!] ... I think expecting or being dependant on shower gifts is tacky, no matter who throws the party. Lol"


Nobody is forcing you to go though so you arent really depending on or expecting anything...especially if you throw it for yourself. Imo it is less tacky to throw your own shower than to expect someone to throw it for you.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Chuck Bass:" Then maybe nobody wants to get you a present :) lol but really though... showers are kind of like asking ... [snip!] ... me presents! Someone else should host it, so they are like hey everybody come over here and bring her/the baby presents :)"


I wouldn't care if nobody got me a present, my friends threw me a surprise shower and I didn't get much but I didn't care...it was the thought that counts and them being there with me.

JΔS Georgia 74367 posts
3rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting * Sara *:</b>" Not always to receive gifts. My friend just had one and those who wanted to brought gifts could."</blockquote>



Yeah that's what I'm saying. A baby shower is a party where gifts ARE expected. If you throw a bash pertaining to baby or mom and gifts aren't expected, it's not a baby shower.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
3rd Nov '12

*shrugs* I threw my baby shower for my firstborn...I planned, sent the invites out,organized...etc etc.



*gasps* how tacky of me! :shock:

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 32 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 8494 posts
3rd Nov '12

No I dont think it is. When I was pregnant with Caydence I was gonna throw my own baby shower. That way I could have it the way I wanted it and invite the people I wanted to. But my mamal was going to host the baby shower for me. I was going to throw my own shower that way I wouldnt be making anyone else do all the work or pay for any of the food/decorations/party games. That and Im very much the person who likes everything done a certain way and if things arent done "the right" way it freaks me out and most of the time I will literally have a panic attack when things arent done "the right" way. LOL I cant even be in the same room with SO on the rare occasion when he does dishes because I will have a panic attack because he doesnt do the dishes the same way I do.

My Lil' Monsters 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Surprise, Arizona 4144 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting * Sara *:" Nah. It's the celebration of your child's life. Who cares who throws it?"

:!:

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7952 posts
status 3rd Nov '12
Quoting iLL-Legal Alien:" *shrugs* I threw my baby shower for my firstborn...I planned, sent the invites out,organized...etc etc. *gasps* how tacky of me! :shock:"


:lol:

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30291 posts
3rd Nov '12

I don't understand how its tacky? I've never had a baby shower but I would prepare food, decorate accordingly, plan out games and activities with prizes and expect people to show up and have a good time celebrating the occasion of a new baby.



How is that tacky? Its not like it would be bring a gift or no entry. :twisted:

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23882 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting * Sara *:</b>" Not always to receive gifts. My friend just ... [snip!] ... where gifts ARE expected. If you throw a bash pertaining to baby or mom and gifts aren't expected, it's not a baby shower."


Exactly. Shower = presents. That is what the name means... "shower with gifts"