Floating baby shower Momma to Isabelle 17 kids; Pittsfield, Massachusetts 169 posts
Jul 5th '11

Can someone please clarify what a Floating baby shower is? My mom suggested that I have 1 but she can't give me a good explanation as to what it is. I have somewhat of an idea but I feel as though Id be being rude to people by having 1 of these if that makes any sense..

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
Jul 5th '11

hmm watching.
I wonder is that is like the open house type baby showeres. Where there is not a party, just a come over when ever you want thing and it's all day.

pfffft 2 kids; Oklahoma 17345 posts
Jul 5th '11

its where everyone brings gifts UNWRAPPED. so the mother to be aren't unwrapping gifts the whole time.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
Jul 5th '11

I googled it and this was the explanation I found:

"Floating baby showers are great. It allows for one party if there are a lot of friends and family to invite. The guest can stay as long as they like or simply drop by to enjoy personal time with the expectant mother. There are no games however there is usually is a great variety of refreshments. With schedules today, a floating shower is a great alternative to the traditional shower. In the area I live, I've always known the floating shower to be given at one location."

Some people seem really outraged at the idea though, lol, like it means just come to my house, drop off a gift, and leave. I don't think of it like that though, it seems like a good idea.

TCJ ♥ 1 child; Dunlap, Tennessee 3200 posts
Jul 5th '11

This is what I had, I guess it must be the same as a "Baby Tea".. or at least that's what mine was.

Sarah Haines Whitely 2 kids; Lanesville, Indiana 778 posts
Jul 5th '11

I think, from what I can find by googling is that it is a time frame, say 2-5 on a given day that your guests can come and go as they please. I don't know if that is what I would like to have or not. I guess though, if you have a very small space and not everyone can fit at once, it would be a good idea.

Mrs. Mendez 2 kids; North Carolina 31 posts
Jul 5th '11

I don't think that's a bad idea at all. But maybe you should do it for at least three hours, maybe longer.

Lyrical Lucy 4 kids; California 1249 posts
Jul 5th '11

I have never heard of one.

But IMO you having a baby is not something a woman does every day! it should be something that is celebrated if the Mommy to be wants to open presents and have baby games to remember.

It should be what the Mommy wants.