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

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20810 posts
9th Apr '09

Idk what exactly a diaper raffle IS, but regardless people will still buy you a little something. Almost everyone buys clothes and you're pretty much garauinteed to get some smaller things too. But if it bothers you that much then don't do the raffle

Mandi 18 kids; New Mexico 16517 posts
9th Apr '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 72472 posts
9th Apr '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
9th Apr '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
9th Apr '09

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

CupcakeintheOven 19 kids; Ontario, California 648 posts
9th Apr '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
CupcakeintheOven 19 kids; Ontario, California 648 posts
9th Apr '09
Quoting Ladee+Grant:
mtoWCS09 1 child; Dallas, Texas 1778 posts
9th Apr '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
9th Apr '09
Quoting Mandi
Jan~mom of 3 hoping for 4 TTC since Jul 2009; 18 kids; Taylor, Michigan 13259 posts
9th Apr '09
Quoting Jen ♥'s Madison:
mommie2.0 33 kids; California 5525 posts
9th Apr '09
Quoting ♥X-tatic♥:
Pissy Pants Momma 33 kids; Easton, Pennsylvania 9937 posts
9th Apr '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
9th Apr '09
Quoting Mandi
Gifts With A Cherry On To 1 child; Florida 6 posts
27th Apr '10

check out www.giftswithacherryontop.com!