I had one when I was pregnant 8yrs ago...my mum organised it for me and I thought it was a fun thing to do. Had about 10 girls there and I think the most expensive gift would have been probably $40ish. Hardly a gift grab. I did it because it was kind of the done thing to do and I thought it sounded like fun.
This time around Im not having one but only because nobody is throwing me one and I cant afford to throw one myself. I would love to invite a bunch of people over to celebrate what will be:
- our first child together
- my last pregnancy
- DPs only child
The above reasons are why I would want one....not for gifts and not to have attention.