Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I could never throw myself a shower. "</blockquote> I agree, if nobody threw me one I wouldn't have one"
Quoting Asacia Norris:" If you don't want to throw your own shower, maybe your boss or a coworker would allow you to place their ... [snip!] ... invite? You could do all the planning and prep and nobody would have to know it was you as long as the host were to attend. "
Quoting **Kiddy Kat**:" I had a "baby BBQ" no we didn't cook baby's.... Chicken hot dogs burgers... That way boys, girls, kids ... [snip!] ... kids could all come and feel comfortable. It was nice.... And I went to my moms for it... But pretty much through it Myself...."
Quoting Asacia Norris:" Poo...."
Quoting Asacia Norris:" You said in your OP you had a mother in law, are you married? Maybe your SO could throw you shower for you and your friends?"
Quoting Jennybananna:" I think its tacky to throw your own. Always have and always will. If someone came to you and said I would ... [snip!] ... that you will get all the things you still need. So then you are out money for the shower and still have to go buy things. "
Quoting Megan Keyser:" I'm the master at entertaining at a very low cost, I was going to have it at my home and prepare food ... [snip!] ... Instead, I'd be likely to do the invites myself (I'm an artist) and just stick to cooking myself without spending much. "Still costs money that you could just be using to buy what the baby needs. If you just want to celebrate the baby then throw a meet the baby the party but yes I think its tacky to throw your own. If your SO or DH did it as like a surprise type thing that would be amazingly sweet. Thats just how I was raised.