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Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31152 posts
Nov 3rd '12

I never really saw a baby shower as asking people to get you gifts, I saw it as a celebration of the new baby that is coming. I guess that is just me though...I wouldn't expect people to get me gifts for my shower. Now I think it is tacky as hell when people put on the invitation to bring a gift.

Goal_Digger 1 child; Charlotte, NC, United States 41196 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" I never really saw a baby shower as asking people to get you gifts, I saw it as a celebration of the ... [snip!] ... expect people to get me gifts for my shower. Now I think it is tacky as hell when people put on the invitation to bring a gift."


I agree !

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
Nov 3rd '12

I dont think it's rude.
Personally, I have never had a baby shower. I grew up too quick. No time for friends. I started working at the age of 16. When I wasnt working then I was in school. When I had free time, I wanted to be alone. All I have are my mom and sisters pretty much.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 9497 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting Kimber-Lily:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Little_Discourage:</b>" I wouldn't call it a "baby shower". ... [snip!] ... I think expecting or being dependant on shower gifts is tacky, no matter who throws the party. Lol"


Nobody is forcing you to go though so you arent really depending on or expecting anything...especially if you throw it for yourself. Imo it is less tacky to throw your own shower than to expect someone to throw it for you.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31152 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting Chuck Bass:" Then maybe nobody wants to get you a present :) lol but really though... showers are kind of like asking ... [snip!] ... me presents! Someone else should host it, so they are like hey everybody come over here and bring her/the baby presents :)"


I wouldn't care if nobody got me a present, my friends threw me a surprise shower and I didn't get much but I didn't care...it was the thought that counts and them being there with me.

nendhsiwjru 6 kids; Denver, Co, United States 37137 posts
Nov 3rd '12

*shrugs* I threw my baby shower for my firstborn...I planned, sent the invites out,organized...etc etc.



*gasps* how tacky of me! :shock:

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 1 child; 2 angel babies; Las Vegas, Nevada 8884 posts
Nov 3rd '12

No I dont think it is. When I was pregnant with Caydence I was gonna throw my own baby shower. That way I could have it the way I wanted it and invite the people I wanted to. But my mamal was going to host the baby shower for me. I was going to throw my own shower that way I wouldnt be making anyone else do all the work or pay for any of the food/decorations/party games. That and Im very much the person who likes everything done a certain way and if things arent done "the right" way it freaks me out and most of the time I will literally have a panic attack when things arent done "the right" way. LOL I cant even be in the same room with SO on the rare occasion when he does dishes because I will have a panic attack because he doesnt do the dishes the same way I do.

My Lil' Monsters 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Surprise, Arizona 4144 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting * Sara *:" Nah. It's the celebration of your child's life. Who cares who throws it?"

:!:

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 9497 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting iLL-Legal Alien:" *shrugs* I threw my baby shower for my firstborn...I planned, sent the invites out,organized...etc etc. *gasps* how tacky of me! :shock:"


:lol:

=^•^= NO, OD, France 36543 posts
Nov 3rd '12

I don't understand how its tacky? I've never had a baby shower but I would prepare food, decorate accordingly, plan out games and activities with prizes and expect people to show up and have a good time celebrating the occasion of a new baby.



How is that tacky? Its not like it would be bring a gift or no entry. :twisted:

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting * Sara *:</b>" Not always to receive gifts. My friend just ... [snip!] ... where gifts ARE expected. If you throw a bash pertaining to baby or mom and gifts aren't expected, it's not a baby shower."


Exactly. Shower = presents. That is what the name means... "shower with gifts"

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting Chuck Bass:" Then maybe nobody wants to get you a present :) lol but really though... showers are kind of like asking ... [snip!] ... me presents! Someone else should host it, so they are like hey everybody come over here and bring her/the baby presents :)"


"Hey everybody! Come over here and bring me presents!" LMBO! :lol: Too funny. I have had a shitty night. Thanks for the laugh.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
Nov 3rd '12

ugh yeah.... super tacky.



ive NEVER heard of that, let alone seen it done. tacky and trashy.



a gift is a gift... you should NEVER ask, nor throw your own party, nor expect things given to you.



and im vehemently against "2nd...3rd...4th..." etc, baby showers.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Nov 3rd '12

It's tacky in my opinion because a baby shower is implied to have gifts. To me it is like give me, give me.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27097 posts
Nov 3rd '12
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" ugh yeah.... super tacky. ive NEVER heard of that, let alone seen it done. tacky and trashy. a gift ... [snip!] ... nor throw your own party, nor expect things given to you. and im vehemently against "2nd...3rd...4th..." etc, baby showers. "


Me too! Unless it's a different gender or it's been more than 5 years since the last baby lol