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Being a post whore but oh well s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

Should SO and I have another baby shower or do something like small get together at a restaurant that way no feels obligated to purchase anything for the baby. I am asking now because my best friend kinda wants to throw me one. We don't need very much mainly will just need clothes but I mean we can afford that. What do you think?



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SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
6th Nov '12

Personally I'd just have a little get together - no presents required.. yet appreciated ;) that's what I'm considering.. This is my 3rd. My friend wants to throw me one..
That way it's not a 'shower' per se, just a celebration :)

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19453 posts
6th Nov '12

I wouldn't throw myself any kind of baby showerish party.... it seems tacky to me.



Let your friend do it.



My co workers surprised me with a pizza party shower masked as a Christmas party last year for my second baby. It was perfect. If it's not about gifts, just let people do what they want to do for you. You don't need to throw yourself one :)

Katie[ღ]Siℓas 17 kids; Grand Haven, Michigan 2071 posts
6th Nov '12

Have a little celebration party, let everyone know that it's definitely not a shower, and it's just a get together to celebrate your new LO's life. Tell them gifts are completely unnecessary but if they WANT to, they can. [cuz EVERYONE loves buying baby clothes lol :D]

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
6th Nov '12

Have a Sprinkle, as opposed to a full blown shower if she wants to throw you one.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Personally I'd just have a little get together - no presents required.. yet appreciated ;) that's what I'm considering.. This is my 3rd. That way it's not a 'shower' per se, just a celebration :)"</blockquote>



This is our 4th and if its a boy we have more than we will need. My BFF has boy clothes from newbie to 5T an SIL has 3-12 months. What about a get together after LO is born that way I won't have to have my home spotlessnfornunexpected visitors they can eat and see the baby all at once.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Have a Sprinkle, as opposed to a full blown shower if she wants to throw you one. "</blockquote>




Sprinkle? That's new to me.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Personally I'd just have a little ... [snip!] ... LO is born that way I won't have to have my home spotlessnfornunexpected visitors they can eat and see the baby all at once."


I'm the same way, I have soo much boy stuff from my 2 boys but this one's a girl so now all my friends who had girls are unloading their storage bins on me! lol.
That sounds good. I was thinking that route too. I don't want a big shower. I was thinking maybe a post-birth party just to celebrate and meet baby :)

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Have a Sprinkle, as opposed to a full blown shower if she wants to throw you one. "</blockquote> Sprinkle? That's new to me."


Its pretty much what your saying. It just focuses on celebrating baby and hanging out.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" I'm the same way, I have soo much boy stuff from my 2 boys but this one's a girl so now all my friends ... [snip!] ... thinking that route too. I don't want a big shower. I was thinking maybe a post-birth party just to celebrate and meet baby :)"</blockquote>



Well great minds think alike. I was just thinking because the beastie was asking and with my 2nd my mom and MIL surprised us. So, I just want to let them know beforehand that way they can still send out invites and phone calls and let everyone know its not a shower. I mean they can do so I won't really have the time but just would rather let them know this is what we want.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Its pretty much what your saying. It just focuses on celebrating baby and hanging out."</blockquote>




Oh ok! Thanks.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" I'm the same way, I have soo much ... [snip!] ... its not a shower. I mean they can do so I won't really have the time but just would rather let them know this is what we want."


Yeah, same here. My best friend was wanting to do one for me because it's my first girl but I feel greedy having a shower when I don't need it. I just figure, if they come over to hang out and meet baby, there is no obligation, but if they bring a present, all is good lol
I'll probably just tell everyone 'hey come over on March ____, just a few days after baby comes home and come meet her! snacks and drinks provided, presents not necessary!' lol

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Yeah, same here. My best friend was wanting to do one for me because it's my first girl but I feel greedy ... [snip!] ... March ____, just a few days after baby comes home and come meet her! snacks and drinks provided, presents not necessary!' lol"</blockquote>



Lets say we choose a place like buffet or something shout they pay for their own meal or easier to do it at my home or somewhere like that?

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Yeah, same here. My best friend ... [snip!] ... choose a place like buffet or something shout they pay for their own meal or easier to do it at my home or somewhere like that?"


Depends on how many you're inviting.. My hubby's family is HUGE so we'll do ours at our house, and blame the mess on my c-section recovery and my two boys ;) lol!

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Depends on how many you're inviting.. My hubby's family is HUGE so we'll do ours at our house, and blame the mess on my c-section recovery and my two boys ;) lol!"</blockquote>



Great idea and hopefully get someone to help clean up since we can't bend or anything (also having a c section).