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A few friends and a couple of distant relative have offered to all help with a baby shower. We have a group message about it on Facebook. i want to help but do not want to overstep my boundaries or sound pushy. i think I am just excited about the shower and the idea of may being here
So maybe I am getting ahead of myself but I am just trying to be helpful.
Today is March 7th. My shower is being planned for May 11th so we got about 2 months. From what I read invitations should be sent out about a month ahead of time so I figure in the mail by April 11th.
My aunt volunteered to make invitations with the help of some cousins etc. I am really grateful for that, she is really crafty. they all live about 3 hours away and I am not super close with that side of my family.
I am just wondering what i should be doing to help. I made a list of people to invite that I have but have not shared with anyone yet. My aunt know roughly the number of invites.
No one has been talking about the planning recently. I am just wondering if i should offer my list to someone or should I wait to be asked/ i am not really sure who will be addressing the invites and mailing them out. Should i be trying to get addresses together? Can I suggest we start a Facebook group to collect addresses, a few of the girls mentioned this.
Or should I just keep my nose out of it and be patient.?? LOl I want to help because I am just an organized person but i do not want to come off as pushy or bossy or nothing like that.
I am planning my two sisters and I are planning my Sister in laws shower for end of April.
Go ahead and get addresses together. Some people can be slow to respond and you don't want to scramble. As far as the rest of it, just relax and show up. It is your special day to enjoy, no reason for you to be working.
I have been asking my SIL questions as we go as far as what she wants (co-ed BBQ instead of tea and crumpets; cupcakes vs. cake, flavors, types of food, guest list etc) because I want her to enjoy it, but I would be upset if she tried to do any work. It is a party to honor her, my brother and my nephew. No reason for her to be doing any of it.
I think you gathering a list of names and addresses is the best That is all that I have ever done for my own shower. In our area people do not throw their own (I think this may be a geographical thing). They are a special event thrown for the lady.