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BABY SHOWER QUESTION OF THE MONTH

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BABY SHOWER Q&A OF THE MONTH

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
I want to throw a baby shower for my best friend and his wife and have a different baby shower theme than the current party that is planned. I even have other baby shower games planned that are different than the current party that will be in a few weeks. Am I breaking some "cultural" law that says there cannot be more than one shower? I don't want people to think the new parents are greedy.
Baby shower answer of the month
It is traditional to have one baby shower when looking at history but it is absolutely fine to throw more than one baby shower. It is important to figure out who will come to each party and to check in with the mommy-to-be in making sure she is okay with this. If the same people are invited to both, you can let them know that they do not need to bring two baby shower gifts. I hope this helps.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
I am out of town and want to throw a baby shower for my sister. Do you have any suggestions how I can do this long distance and still show I care since I cannot make it in town?
Baby shower answer of the month
You can still have a great baby shower from afar by having a video conference call shower where you send food and drinks to the mommy-to-be as well as baby shower decorations to place up. Play baby shower games by phone and also be there when she opens up her presents that you can send in advance.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
How many baby shower games and what is the time frame I should use for the baby shower. I like a lot of the baby shower games, but I don't know what is the average time frame for games to be played? Please help...
Baby shower answer of the month
An hour worth of games is usually great. Check out our baby shower schedule which can help you plan. You can also ask this question on our Bulletin Boards. Have a great shower.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
Ok this is my baby shower dilemma. My mother and mother in law are throwing my baby shower but they want me to tell them what I want and the only thing I can decide on is is the baby shower games. I have been given suggestions for a cook-out, being that the date is mid June. I don't really want to cook instead of bring in baby shower food. I really need help and suggestions.
Baby shower answer of the month
There are so many ways you can plan the party and all of them would be right. It is important to have the baby shower that is right for you since it is in your honour (and your soon to be little one). In addition, check out our standard ways to possibly get some ideas on what you can do. Have a great shower and feel free to also go on our baby shower bulletin boards and post something.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
I have planned a baby shower for my best friend in May and her due date is during the second week of July. There may be a chance that she could have the baby prematurely, due to complications and I don't know what to do about the party. I don't know if I should move the baby shower date up, as the baby shower invites already sent, or if we should just wait and if she has the baby already (which we are hoping that won't happen) and just have the shower as planned. Any advice?
Baby shower answer of the month
Most do face the same question and keep the baby shower on the date given, unless there are complications. Even if the baby comes early, most likely the shower can still continue if the new mommy still feels good enough to have the party! You may want to reduce the amount of baby shower games and baby shower gift opening if this occurs but the party must go on! I hope this is helpful and feel free to place this question for answers on our baby shower bulletin board here.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
My mother in law and I are having a disagreement. She says when you give prizes to the winner of the baby shower games the winners are supposed to "donate" the prizes back to the mommy to be. I have never heard of this. The winners should get to keep the prize they won. What is the official etiquette for this? Thanks!
Baby shower answer of the month
A very good question and asked a lot. This is up to each baby shower party planner as both answers are right. Some do "donate" back to the mommy-to-be and some give the baby shower gift to the guest. The prizes can be very economical (aka cheap) but meaningful!

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
Is it proper etiquette to have a baby shower for a second baby. My daughters first baby who is now 16 months old is pregnant with her second, due the first of January. Also, would it be ok to somehow request gift cards? Of course she needs some girly things but I was also thinking in terms of booster seats, potty seats, etc. If she has gift cards, she can utilize them purchasing items that she could use for both kids. As most of us today, she and her honey are living paycheck to paycheck --- just barely.
Baby Shower Answer of the Month:
Thank you for your email. It is absolutely appropriate to have a baby shower for a second baby as it is a festive occasion. Gift cards are also a great baby shower gift and are definitely recommended in this soft economy where many are struggling, especially when having a baby! We suggest making a cute poem in the baby shower invitation when requesting a gift card as a baby shower gift. I hope this is helpful information.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
I will be hosting a baby shower this month. My question is, when doing party favors, do you put the mother's name or the baby's? For example I wanted to get the candy bar wrapper's, where the front would read _________'s shower, and the baby shower date. Does the mom's or baby's name go there?
Baby Shower Answer of the Month:
You place the mommy-to-be's name on the baby shower party favors. That is what the tradition is but you can always do either. Since the baby shower is really for the mommy, that is why she would be honored on the candy bar wrapper.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
Hello, I am having a baby shower and its all women except the father-to-be. Is that okay?
Baby Shower Answer of the Month:
It is traditional for the father-to-be to appear at the end of the baby shower or be at the shower the entire time and be the only male who attends.

Baby Shower Question of the Month:
Is it proper etiquette to have a baby shower for a second baby. My daughters first baby who is now 16 months old is pregnant with her second, due the first of January. Also, would it be ok to somehow request gift cards? Of course she needs some girly things but I was also thinking in terms of booster seats, potty seats, etc. If she has gift cards, she can utilize them purchasing items that she could use for both kids. As most of us today, she and her honey are living paycheck to paycheck --- just barely.
Baby Shower Answer of the Month:
Thank you for your email. It is absolutely appropriate to have a baby shower for a second baby as it is a festive occasion. Gift cards are also a great baby shower gift and are definitely recommended in this soft economy where many are struggling, especially when having a baby! We suggest making a cute poem in the baby shower invitation when requesting a gift card as a baby shower gift. I hope this is helpful information.

Reprinted with kind permission from http://www.babyshower101.com/©
Alan Lasky
Baby Shower 101
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