I am starting to plan my baby shower and am hitting dilemmas left right and centre. I originally wanted a just close girlfriends shower, so maybe six people, but have now decided I'd rather do a co-ed baby shower so baby's dad can be there too. However, as his parents hate me I don't really want them there, yet I still want to invite my mum. I see how this may be a problem for him, but I only want to spend my time celebrating with people who are close and important to me. Also, I don't really want alcohol there, yet how do I say this when most of his close friends don't seem to be able to go a single day without drinking?
And lastly, how do I keep my guest list to under 25 people (at the very most) when he wants to invite everyone he knows?
I feel like I'd rather go back to my original plan but as my close friend organising is his sister, she is very much pushing for coed so he can be there, but the drama associated with this is doing my head in. And I know that having partners means they all bring their kids (most of my friends have 3-4 kids)...
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24-03-2013 14:48 #1
24-03-2013 14:52 #2
This is why I canned the idea of a baby shower. Spiraled out of control.
If I were you Id stick to the original plan. If your friends are the type to turn up to a baby shower with the assumption that its BYO booze then maybe just note on the invitation that it is an alcohol free shower.
24-03-2013 14:56 #3
Do one with your friends as originally planned, and tell him if he wants to do something with his friends go right ahead.
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24-03-2013 15:07 #4
24-03-2013 15:09 #5
When I have my baby shower hubby is gonna go out for golfing and beers with the boys
24-03-2013 15:32 #6
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24-03-2013 16:01 #8Senior Member
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I agree with London... its your party - you have it the way you want.
24-03-2013 16:15 #9
24-03-2013 16:26 #10
Thats a hard one shame you can't have things your way. I'm not PG yet but DF was invited to my friends baby shower I was friends with the father first as we dated when we were 19 an remained close friends and now am very good friends with his lovely GF of 5 years. DF laughed that guys were going to the baby shower and said when the time comes no way in hell would he be going to look at and play baby games he is a bloke blokes don't do that kind of thing. So guess wont be inviting any other guys along lol, he can just come play with things later in the say when people are gone. Don't know what I'd say about the alcohol thing if I can't drink why should everyone else lol.
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