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Diaper Raffle and baby Shower CupcakeintheOven 19 kids; Ontario, California 648 posts
Apr 9th '09

So my sisters and mom are throwing me my baby shower! One of my sistesr wants to do a diaper raffle... I feel like people wont bring a gift if they bring diapers.. This is my first baby and I am soo greatful for what i get, but i feel alot of the excitment is seeing what people buy for you and opening all the cute lil gifts!!! i dont want people to think i am telling them what to buy me or like allI want are gifts.... What do you ladies think????

Mandi 18 kids; New Mexico 16517 posts
Apr 9th '09

Is your DH going to be at the baby shower? If not, here's what I would suggest. Have him throw a party for his guy friends, including beer and poker (or whatever they're into doing), and make it a diaper party. Anyone who wants to attend is required to bring a pack of diapers. That way, you get a bunch of diapers, AND you still get the cute gifts from the baby shower!



Otherwise... You'd probably still get gifts if you did a diaper raffle (I'm assuming where people buy into the raffle with a pack of diapers). As long as there's a prize for the winner! We did a weight/date guess raffle. They'd buy in to guess the weight and date that the baby was born, and whoever was closest won a prize. I still got gifts at my baby shower, despite the raffle.

Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72479 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting ♥X-tatic♥:“ So my sisters and mom are throwing me my baby shower! One of my sistesr wants to do a diaper raffle... ... [snip!] ... i dont want people to think i am telling them what to buy me or like allI want are gifts.... What do you ladies think????”



Madison♥Kinley 2 kids; Florida 7100 posts
Apr 9th '09

we did one for my sister and it went well. I just added at the bottom of the invitiation

"If you want to enter to win a great prize,
just bring a pack of diapers in any size!"

It wasn't rude, and they could participate if they wanted to.

Madison♥Kinley 2 kids; Florida 7100 posts
Apr 9th '09

oh, and the prize was a $30 gift card to a restaurant.

CupcakeintheOven 19 kids; Ontario, California 648 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
CupcakeintheOven 19 kids; Ontario, California 648 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting Ladee+Grant:
mtoWCS09 1 child; Dallas, Texas 1778 posts
Apr 9th '09

As long as you make it optional I don't see how it would become a problem. My mom actually went to a friend's daughter's baby shower and they required a stack of diapers AND a gift. I found it to be obnoxious and tacky to expect both.

Jan~mom of 3 hoping for 4 TTC since Jul 2009; 18 kids; Taylor, Michigan 13259 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting Mandi
Jan~mom of 3 hoping for 4 TTC since Jul 2009; 18 kids; Taylor, Michigan 13259 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting Jen ♥'s Madison:
mommie2.0 33 kids; California 5525 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting ♥X-tatic♥:
Pissy Pants Momma 33 kids; Easton, Pennsylvania 9937 posts
Apr 9th '09

i didn't ask people to bring diapers i ended up getting so many anyway she didn't even use all the newborn ones we got, and now i have like 400 size ones! haha

janie♥ 3 kids; Texas 17940 posts
Apr 9th '09
Quoting Mandi
Gifts With A Cherry On To 1 child; Florida 6 posts
Apr 27th '10

check out www.giftswithacherryontop.com!