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#1 of 4 Old 07-07-2006, 01:59 PM - Thread Starter
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So my friends and family want to throw me a baby shower.
Almost everyone on my side of the family has a shower for all the babies anyway so that isnt so out of the ordinary even though it was just 3 years ago that we had one when I was pg with J.

We really dont need much of anything unless he turns out to be a she. But there are a few big things i want but dont really need, just personal splurging
Maybe a few winter clothes depending on his size.
But people ( esp people who didnt know us when we had DS1) are asking what to get us and when is the shower, etc so I guess they want to know! ( stocks, bonds... )

Anyway... so my mom decided to have an "after the baby is here" party. My BF and MIL are pitching in too.
That's fine with me- i just dont want him passed around a lot. ya know...

But i was trying to think of ideas to make it more fun than just looking at my sleeping newborn.
I told them I would help ( financially too) since i just want to have a fun get together with my friends and family.

My BF is doing some sort of games.

Any ideas on something different?
a theme?
i have heard of diaper showers, book showers, etc... I thought that one of those might not be a bad idea. But i dont want people to feel obligated to buy something.

I considered a Christian blessingway, but my mom decided that after the baby comes is better.

I am kinda stumped..

any thoughts?



PS: If you think having any sort of celebration is dumb since this is baby #2, please dont share that, i dont htink my hormones could handle criticism right now!
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What about a "Meet the Baby" party? Then, I don't think people would feel obligated to buy gifts, but those who wanted to could always call the contact person to find out what you need.

I'm considering doing one of these in conjunction with ds's birthday party when the babe will be a few weeks old - so no one will feel obligated to buy a gift for babe and we can get as many people over at once so it's not a constant trickle of people over the next month.

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What about a casserole party? Have everyone bring something for your freezer for after baby comes.

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I second the food theme. Either bring a dish (if you have a big enough freezer), or let people know some of your favourites (I printed out a bunch of easy recipes I've never tried before to make it easier for everyone to choose).

I actually had a scrapbooking shower even though I'd never had any kind of baby shower before for #1 or #2 because we had everything we needed too. So everyone just brought something for a baby scrapbook.

An after baby potluck with lots of leftovers would be fun.

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