So when I first found out I was pregnant my sister told me she was throwing me my baby shower, I don't have many female friends that would do that for me so I was happy my sister was going to do that for me. My sister also found out she was pregnant a few weeks after me but she wasn't going to have a baby shower. This is her 4th baby and I planned all her baby showers. I went out of my way to make them perfect. Anyways the baby shower is in 2 weeks and my sister hasn't done anything at all to plan my shower, so my mother took over. My mom works 2 full time jobs and barely has time to even go grocery shopping let alone plan this. My husband and I really need this baby shower I don't really know what to do.
That is tough...im trying to figure it out as well. My problem is different though...my mom doesnt think i should have a baby shower because this is my third child. I have two boys and im now having a girl. But my friend wants to throw one...so its confusing. In your situation i would plan it myself and then just let your mom or sister or both say they are throwing it. Tell your mom maybe that you just want to help because shes so busy. Its only fair you get a nice baby shower! Good luck!
Thank you so much for your advice. I probably will end up planning it myself and just say they planned it so I don't feel all tacky when the shower happens. Although I think my planning days for my sister are over.
And in your situation I would let my friend do a baby shower for me, she offered and if you need it then why not. I don't think it really is up to your mom either.
If it's in 2 weeks and people already know about it and are planning to come, I would take over or at least give your mom a hand with the planning and everything. There's nothing wrong with having your own shower, especially if it's your first baby. Maybe you could call around and ask people to bring a dish to save time/money on food. You can get cute decorations at the dollar store and fun game ideas online...I love baby shower games
I love baby shower games too! In my years of planning them though I find that my family members and people invited don't seem to want to play them. Last time I made everyone play and a few of the older guests sure didn't like that. lol
haha that last one sounds fun lol. I read about that game somewhere. I certainly hope people will participate in my games. I'll have to get some nice holiday candles and stuff that would make people actually want to play and participate.
Quoting Mrs. Briscoe:" I am so curious is it wrong to have a bunch of baby shower games when the baby shower is co-ed? My husband thinks that it would be too much to do and I am a little on the fence about it."
My shower is going to be co-ed. I think men can be really competitive so why not let them play.