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June 8th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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I just need some honest opinions. I have a couple girlfriends throwing me a baby shower and they plan to have it at a restaurant. My daughter's who are 6 & 8 will be there as they are helping throw the shower with my two girlfriend's................just because they cannot contain themselves and want to be a part of it. Well, my one girlfriend's daughter will also be there as she doesn't want to exclude her either. Now I am thinking the other cohost of the shower will want her two girl's their as well. Okay, truly I don't care if children are there or not.................I am okay with it either way. The question just becomes if others plan to bring their children or ask, should the hosts have to pay for all the children's meals too???? Or can they write something on the invite stipulating otherwise. Of course none of us want to be rude, but none of us are rich by any means either. What do you all think????

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June 17th, 2007, 07:43 PM
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I just need some honest opinions. I have a couple girlfriends throwing me a baby shower and they plan to have it at a restaurant. My daughter's who are 6 & 8 will be there as they are helping throw the shower with my two girlfriend's................just because they cannot contain themselves and want to be a part of it. Well, my one girlfriend's daughter will also be there as she doesn't want to exclude her either. Now I am thinking the other cohost of the shower will want her two girl's their as well. Okay, truly I don't care if children are there or not.................I am okay with it either way. The question just becomes if others plan to bring their children or ask, should the hosts have to pay for all the children's meals too???? Or can they write something on the invite stipulating otherwise. Of course none of us want to be rude, but none of us are rich by any means either. What do you all think????

Thanks in advance for your help!

~S[/b]
This is a very interesting question...My sister-in-law and I have very differing views on this. I have 3 sisters-in-law, one of whom had a baby in November, and another one who is due at the end of July. We (read: they) are throwing her a shower next weekend. I casually mentioned to my SIL who had the baby in November that maybe bringing her baby to the shower would be a little impolite as there will be many there who have not seen the baby yet and I was concerned that the baby's presence would over-shadow Ann's shower and there has always been stiff competition between these two. My SIL disagreed. DH and I have talked about it and we kind of think that baby showers are "adult" events and that children under the age of 13 or so typically don't get it. I kind of think that if you bring 5 kids along that you might just have to accept any others who come along too. Maybe you should plan to do something else baby related with the girls separate from the shower. Like, maybe plan a "big sister" shower for your two girls, invite your girlfriends' girls and make a day of it sometime before the baby is born. That way they feel like they get to celebrate with you as well, but you don't have to pay for other people's kids.

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July 3rd, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I think we decided that if others want to bring their children that would be okay, but the hostess would not be paying for their meals. I think that is fair. It's just too hard to say "yes" to our kids being there and "no" to others.

Best of luck with your shower you are planning!!! It will all work out no matter what, it always does!!
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Everytime I've been to or had a baby shower we don't have kids with the exception of moms with infants. If you know everyone well enough I would ask them to pay for their own kids. I always just assume no kids when I'm invited to a baby shower, but maybe that is just me.
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