RE: etiquette question: baby shower at restaurant — who pays ? The host/hostess. I’ve been to 3 showers that were held with full meals at restaurants . At two, the host had the menu arranged and covered in advance.
How to Plan a Baby Shower Select a date and time. Consult with the guest of honor to choose a date and time for her party. Determine the guest list and budget. Choose a venue. Send the invitations. Plan the menu and decor. Come up with an agenda. Pick baby shower favors.
It is considered rude to ask someone to throw you a baby shower . Typically a close friend or one of the grandmas-to-be will throw a baby shower . It is acceptable to have a sister or other family member throw the baby shower .
Best Time of Day for a Baby Shower The classic time to host a baby shower is lunchtime, but recently tradition has given way to several different options. Some women prefer a slightly earlier time to celebrate and enjoy hosting a brunch.
Depending on the number of guests, the location, the food, and other considerations, a baby shower can easily cost anywhere between $100 to $1000 – and celebrities like Beyoncé have pulled costs up to $500,000!
“Primarily, I think the responsibility rests on the host’s shoulders. So, if she’s making guests contribute by paying , she must understand that some guests may not be able to celebrate with her.” Some mums who host baby showers where guests pay their way, do not expect guests to also bring a gift.
As much as guests would love for the mom-to-be to open their gifts , proper etiquette is respecting her wishes and not asking her to open the presents during the shower . Once one gift is opened, a chain reaction will start and everyone will want theirs opened too.
Who Traditionally Pays for a Baby Shower ? The hostess traditionally pays for the baby shower and its associated costs. However, the hostess can divide up the responsibility and costs by asking a few close family members or friends to co-host.
These first tips are for the lovely hostesses. Remember, this event is about what the mom-to-be wants. Do not forget to go over the menu with the mom-to-be. Do not let the mom-to-be do any work! Do not play the measure the belly game. Do not forget to pre-approve games with the mom-to-be. Do not forget to take pictures.
Simply put: “A sip and see can be described as an intimate gathering or open house, typically hosted by the new mom or parents, to give family and friends the opportunity to meet or ‘ see ‘ their new baby ,” explains Katherine Kommer, lead planner for New York-based Baby Showers Inc.
While traditional baby showers consist of women only, co-ed baby showers are becoming more and more common. However, if you’re looking to throw a traditional baby shower and still have the dad -to-be attend , this is completely acceptable and appropriate as most dad -to-be’s will want to thank guests before they leave.
You should be fine. I had my last one at 35 weeks and didn’t even get the car seat until after that. I had mine at 37 weeks . At 35 you’d likely still have at least a few weeks left to get anything else you’d need that you don’t get at the shower .
They should spend a little time with them before saying something like, “Oh, I completely forgot about the new baby .” Actually, you’ll never be able to pull off that line, but do greet and visit with your older grandchildren first. Also, bring little gifts for them if you bring things for the baby .