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Welcome Baby Party MILF !! 2 kids; Connecticut 3946 posts
20th Feb '13

My husband and I are stoked to have a baby born in warm weather and would like to celebrate her birth with a Welcome Baby bbq after she is born.



We've declined offers for baby showers because we already have a little girl and kept everything from when she was little. They will be born in different seasons, but we can handle buying the clothes, etc.



So my question is, when is it appropriate to throw a "welcome baby" party? When the child is a 1-2 months old? or like a couple weeks? Should invitations be sent out while I'm still pregnant for a time when I know I wont be pregnant? Like July?



And advice would be fantastic! :D

shay +3 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Utah 430 posts
20th Feb '13

Watching...



We want to do something like this also, since this is our third and we're definitely not going to have a shower.



Oh, and we are due the same day :) lol

MILF !! 2 kids; Connecticut 3946 posts
21st Feb '13

looks like no one answered, lol aw shucks

Monkee Mama 20 kids; California 822 posts
22nd Feb '13

I think it's a great idea. My husband and I decided to have one for our new born son (this will be our 4th son) after several of our friends asked us about a baby shower and declining a friend's request to throw me one (my husband and I still have all of our old baby things stored away so I figured a baby shower wasn't necessary)



As far as when you want to have it, that is totally up to you. After talking with my hubby for several weeks, we finally have most of the details hammered out for our Welcoming Party. We decided on to have it on May 4 (our son is due April 12) that way he'll be 2-3 weeks old. Since we have a huge guest list, we're gonna have it at one of our local parks. We're gonna have finger foods and a cake with our son's name and date of birth on it.



As far as the invitations go, that too, is entirely up to you. If you want to go on and send out invitations while you're still pregnant than go for it (we'll start sending out our invitations exactly 4 weeks before my due date) If you want to wait until after the birth of your daughter that is fine too.



Sorry this is so long, just trying to give you a general idea. The only real advice I can give is just have fun with it and plan it however you want. Good luck! :)

MILF !! 2 kids; Connecticut 3946 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting John's Princess:" I think it's a great idea. My husband and I decided to have one for our new born son (this will be our ... [snip!] ... give you a general idea. The only real advice I can give is just have fun with it and plan it however you want. Good luck! :)"


thank you SOOO much! all of that really helped a lot! my baby shower with my daughter had 60 people at it, and this guest list looks like it's going to be close 80. Which is more than was at my wedding lol I'm really excited to have a warm-weather baby because I think a local park is the way we're going to go also.



again, thank you so much!

Monkee Mama 20 kids; California 822 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting MILF !!:" thank you SOOO much! all of that really helped a lot! my baby shower with my daughter had 60 people ... [snip!] ... excited to have a warm-weather baby because I think a local park is the way we're going to go also. again, thank you so much!"



You're welcome! ! :D

lady face 3 kids; Baltimore, Maryland 992 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting MILF !!:" My husband and I are stoked to have a baby born in warm weather and would like to celebrate her birth ... [snip!] ... be sent out while I'm still pregnant for a time when I know I wont be pregnant? Like July? And advice would be fantastic! :D"


I would plan to have it after the baby's two month vaccination. I would make a baby announcement and invitation combo. That way you are recovered and the baby will have some immunity, and as an added bonus you can go "green" by combining the two. Good luck!!!