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Large Baby Shower tee.air.rah 1 child; California 1184 posts
10th Jun '13

We have a guest list of 100+ people for our baby shower, both of our moms are planning it. I really just want a laid back type of shower: people come, we eat, play games, open gifts, maybe a diaper raffle, we have a good time and go home. My mom says in order for that to be accomplished, we can't have games, making it more into a baby social. I don't like this because I feel like it's more of a "hey come bring us some gifts then we'll see ya around," plus, I REALLY want games. Dh thinks that we can have games, but that would mean a strict game schedule, with an announcer and coordinator, and a bunch of other things.
Am I being totally naive for thinking we could have a simple setting shower even with 100+ people (assuming just about everyone we invite actually come)?

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45942 posts
10th Jun '13

Why are you inviting so many people?

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10881 posts
10th Jun '13

I think a hundred plus people for a baby shower is a little overboard. And I agree with your mom, I don't think you're going to be able to play games with that many people.

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
10th Jun '13

That is an insane amount of people.... I dont see games happening with that many. It would be chaos

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
10th Jun '13

That's too many people to play games.



why not break it up in to two or three different showers?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I think a hundred plus people for a baby shower is a little overboard. And I agree with your mom, I don't think you're going to be able to play games with that many people."</blockquote>



:!: this. It took forever for the games at my shower and we had about 20 people.

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
10th Jun '13

we had 40, it sucked. we got there i started opening presents, finished and went to get something to eat. got in shit because I should have been saying goodbye not eating. it was the first time I got to eat all day :(

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting loser mom:" I think a hundred plus people for a baby shower is a little overboard. And I agree with your mom, I don't think you're going to be able to play games with that many people."

This Have you ever tried to get 100 people to listen at the same time and do the same thing. You just can't have both.

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting ♡ Internet b***h:" we had 40, it sucked. we got there i started opening presents, finished and went to get something to ... [snip!] ... to eat. got in shit because I should have been saying goodbye not eating. it was the first time I got to eat all day :("


also, didn't get to talk to anyone and when I tried to comment on gifts, nobody could hear me.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45942 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting ♡ Internet b***h:" also, didn't get to talk to anyone and when I tried to comment on gifts, nobody could hear me."


With 100+ people in attendance, she probably wouldn't even get the opportunity to open the gifts there.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
10th Jun '13

I went to my friend Bob's baby shower (it's a nick name). She had around 50 people there and it wasn't really fun at all. It wasn't the happy personal type party I'm used to baby showers being and the games were hurried along and it felt too... produced?



IDK Bob didn't like it, the Guests didn't like it. It just wasn't much of a fun time.

tee.air.rah 1 child; California 1184 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" Why are you inviting so many people?"</blockquote>




Two really big families. Dh and I might have invited 5 friends each, the rest is family. And because of how small our wedding is our moms feel like people will be offended if they weren't invited to the wedding or baby shower.
I'm honestly to the point where I don't even want to have a shower

tee.air.rah 1 child; California 1184 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Icat:</b>" That's too many people to play games. why not break it up in to two or three different showers?"</blockquote>




I didn't think of this. Like a shower with friends, then each side of our family?

tee.air.rah 1 child; California 1184 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" I went to my friend Bob's baby shower (it's a nick name). She had around 50 people there and it wasn't ... [snip!] ... along and it felt too... produced? IDK Bob didn't like it, the Guests didn't like it. It just wasn't much of a fun time."</blockquote>
And this is how I feel like it's gonna be. But everyone's saying I'm being selfish and inconsiderate to not want to invite everyone that's on the list.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting tee.air.rah:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" I went to my friend Bob's baby shower ... [snip!] ... it's gonna be. But everyone's saying I'm being selfish and inconsiderate to not want to invite everyone that's on the list."

What are the chances all 100 would show up? I mean I invited like 40 people to my baby shower 30 said yes and like 20 showed up