I love them for three reasons...
1. Every baby should be celebrated.
2. Every pregnancy the mother endures should be honoured.
3. Life is dull, boring and just crappy all too often- we should find as many reasons as we can to celebrate the good things with the people we love.
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26-09-2013 11:21 #31
26-09-2013 11:36 #32
I think it's how it's organised. A get together to celebrate the upcoming birth where there is no expectation of gifts is fine. Demanding guests bring plates of food and pay for decorations, party supplies and the cake, or giving a registry lacks class and respect.
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26-09-2013 11:48 #33
My friends baby shower is next week and she had a gift registery.
I think they are a great idea! No doubling / tripling of gifts and u know exactly what they need....plus u can still spend what u like or go halves with someone else
I dont see what the big deal with registries is??
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26-09-2013 11:54 #34
I see a shower as celebrating the baby, not getting exactly what gifts you want to complete the nursery. I believe it puts pressure on people to spend what they can't afford and can be seen as being gift grabby.
But then I don't like the whole registry/wishing well set up at weddings either. I think it just comes off as ungrateful and high maintenance. JMO of course....
26-09-2013 12:07 #35
I don't mind registries or gift suggestions as long as they accommodate all budgets and are used only to help the guests for ideas. I also don't mind bringing a plate, it helps the mum to be out.
What I don't like:
Being invited when you have nothing to do with the person ie. being invited to baby showers where you only know then enough to say hello
Being told how much you have to spend ie. gift voucher for atleast $50 or stipulating on each invite who is to buy what.
Stipulating brand specific items like tops from ralph lauren, bonds onesies etc. in other words, don't buy the target branded onesies.
All of the above has happened to me.
26-09-2013 12:39 #36Senior Member
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I had one friend who refused to do a baby shower because her reasoning was that ''she won't like the crap cheap presents people give me, and I won't use them''... wow. I'm sure nobody will spend only $5-10 on you but seriously, if you're expecting $250 bed sheets you will be sadly disappointed. I thought it was a petty attitude to have. I told her that people will give her things that will be useful and she will be grateful that she has them, but no she refused. weird.
26-09-2013 12:40 #37Senior Member
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Put it this way if i was given an invitation to a baby shower and had to buy of a gift registry i wouldnt be going. I had 2 baby showers, one for each of my kids. They were purely for celebration purposes, though we people asked me what i needed i told them (singlets, sheets, clothes etc). For my second i asked for frozen meals for the first few crazy weeks. I think if your inviting family and closed friends if for celebration purposes, if your invited the cleaners from your second cousins work, its gona be a bit about gift grabbing.
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