I agree with all the PPs, just do something fun with your friends that you'd enjoy and call it a baby shower, if you'd like your partner to be there invite partners as well, there are no hard and fast rules. Some ideas are a BBQ, lunch, high tea, dinner, picnic, cruise, spa day, movie day.
If you really want a few games there are heaps that don't require knowledge of babies, for example guess the tv mum, match the celebrity mum and child, chocolate nappy game, pin the dummy on the baby etc. but if that's too cutesy/babyish for your taste I don't think anyone would care if there were no games.
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27-01-2015 14:16 #11Senior Member
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27-01-2015 19:45 #12
I had a baby shower with my girlfriends who were all miles away from having kids ;-)
We had lunch, it was boozy for them, not so for me, but it was delicious food and just so nice to spend such quality time with them.
We spend the afternoon eating and chatting and just loved it.
27-01-2015 21:22 #13
As PP's have mentioned, I did an afternoon tea for both of mine. Sober for me, boozy for the ladies. Absolutely no games (I didn't even know they existed, lol!) and not really presents. Some people bought presents, but nothing seriously baby showerish. My bestie bought me high polka dot heels for my second baby shower. That's why she's my bestie.
28-01-2015 05:20 #14
Thanks for all your advice ladies!
I appreciate it,
Im sort of stuck because i know once my friends know they'll be excited and probably THINK they want to attend a traditional babyshower, but in reality they'd hate it.
Im thinking dinner or the likes and them getting drunk is probably the best option lol.
Im not very good at party planning, i hate it!
Thanks for all your input, means a lot!
Sorry I'm not replying to individual comments, am just starting a split shift and feeling pretty rough
28-01-2015 07:10 #15
I was the first one in my group of friends to have a baby (she's now 4 and my friends still haven't had kids) but that didn't stop me from having a shower! And all my friends said they enjoyed it, it was something different and a good excuse to all catch up. You might find that they all get very excited about buying cute little baby things, and I'm sure they want to celebrate this new chapter of your life with you.
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