So my sisters and mom are throwing me my baby shower! One of my sistesr wants to do a diaper raffle... I feel like people wont bring a gift if they bring diapers.. This is my first baby and I am soo greatful for what i get, but i feel alot of the excitment is seeing what people buy for you and opening all the cute lil gifts!!! i dont want people to think i am telling them what to buy me or like allI want are gifts.... What do you ladies think????
Is your DH going to be at the baby shower? If not, here's what I would suggest. Have him throw a party for his guy friends, including beer and poker (or whatever they're into doing), and make it a diaper party. Anyone who wants to attend is required to bring a pack of diapers. That way, you get a bunch of diapers, AND you still get the cute gifts from the baby shower!
Otherwise... You'd probably still get gifts if you did a diaper raffle (I'm assuming where people buy into the raffle with a pack of diapers). As long as there's a prize for the winner! We did a weight/date guess raffle. They'd buy in to guess the weight and date that the baby was born, and whoever was closest won a prize. I still got gifts at my baby shower, despite the raffle.
Quoting ♥X-tatic♥:“ So my sisters and mom are throwing me my baby shower! One of my sistesr wants to do a diaper raffle... ... [snip!] ... i dont want people to think i am telling them what to buy me or like allI want are gifts.... What do you ladies think????”
we did one for my sister and it went well. I just added at the bottom of the invitiation
"If you want to enter to win a great prize,
just bring a pack of diapers in any size!"
It wasn't rude, and they could participate if they wanted to.
oh, and the prize was a $30 gift card to a restaurant.
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
As long as you make it optional I don't see how it would become a problem. My mom actually went to a friend's daughter's baby shower and they required a stack of diapers AND a gift. I found it to be obnoxious and tacky to expect both.
Quoting Jen ♥'s Madison:
i didn't ask people to bring diapers i ended up getting so many anyway she didn't even use all the newborn ones we got, and now i have like 400 size ones! haha