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    Default Re: Baby shower spin off- am I the only one that doesn't agree?

    I haven't read through this thread yet. But...I had a baby shower before DD was born and won't have another one for a second bub. I looked at it as more of a celebration of becoming a mum with the other women in my life (no randoms or faux friends). I was genuinely embarrassed about the amount of gifts that I received, although they were very much appreciated.

    I don't think it I'd fair to call them a gift grab, I think like many other rituals in our society, we celebrate with food and gifts.

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    The only showers I like involve running water. I'm a fish out of water at things like baby showers and kitchen teas but appreciate I'm in the minority.

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    My friends are throwing me a shower...I pleaded NO..GOD NO!!!!

    but it's an excuse for us all to hang out without kids and men..plus have some drinks..for that I am there!!

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    I'm having one for my first. I've been waiting for a long time to have a baby and this is my celebration. Of course subsequent babies are just as important but this is my first and I think that will always be very special to me. :-)

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    I with you OP. I went out to dinner with friends, male and female. Very relaxed, nothing formal.

    It kind of falls in the Engagement party category for me, not sure why people have those either.

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    I'm not sure as I haven't had children yet. The ones I have been to though were really traditional - all about the woman. Like, she sat there and opened all the gifts that were address to her & her partner, whilst her partner had been told to go out. I'm not sure that that is really me - if I have one when I am pregnant I would like it to just be a get-together of close friends & family (male and female) so that DH & I can celebrate our impending parenthood together.

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    I haven't had a baby shower at all yet, and have four kids.

    I don't think I will have one this time either. I don't have any baby stuff at all anymore, but would not expect gifts if I did have one.

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    I've been invited to 2 of my closest friends baby shower well invited to one and there for the other (we were living together lol, helped her set, took all her pictures to remember the day and got stuck cleaning it all up )

    I've not had one with either mine just simply because it seemed like effort lol
    I have no issues with others throwing them nor do I care if they have one for each of their pregnancies. After no ones is holing a gun to your head and making you go to them if you don't want to go just say so lol

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    Oh I should add to at both the baby showers I went to female and males were invited the girls were in one part of the house for the games etc and all the guys were elsewhere drinkin, talking etc then everyone congrgated to open gifts eat then the rest oftime everyone was mingling , talkin etc

    So I guess not very traditional in a sense they weren't a female only thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    For my next one ill be having a 'baby-Q' and request NO presents men and women will come
    I think this is a fantastic idea! When we finally get to have our first bub we will definitely do something to mark the occasion! I think having a BBQ with close friends and family is a great way to do that before bub arrives. I like an expression which you can put on the invite - "your presence is our gift".

    We won't be asking for gifts nor expecting them but we know our family and friends and I know we will be asked what we need etc. so I don't know how we will dodge that!!

    I have been to baby showers but only for close friends or family and tbh if I am actually going its because I actually want to be there to celebrate a them having a child. Why would I not want to buy them/their new addition some gifts?! I love spoiling people that are dear to me! I wouldn't buy a random a gift but then I also wouldn't attend their event.


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