I am not sure if we have discussed this yet. Is it normal me to be the one who does the raffle prize and the party favors for my own shower? I have never heard of this. Also it was just dropped on me and the shower is on Nov 6th. I feel like it is so little time to come up with the stuff.
I have no idea. I did nothing for my shower. I gave my boyfriend's sister a few of my friends' addresses and when I showed up it was practically like a surprise party because we knew nothing about the party details! I feel like you could probably get a the prize and favors without too much effort. Don't go nuts and stress yourself out! For a prize, maybe a gift certificate of some sort? You can pick up so many different ones just at the Vons. And for favors maybe you could get some ideas online (e.g. http://www.babyshower101.com/baby_shower_favors.html) or see what they have at Sees?
At first I really felt like I should have nothing to do with my shower. It seemed tacky...like inviting people to come to my party and buy me stuff. But, as the clock winds down and my calendar is getting full, I just told my mom that we needed to set a date, otherwise I could make no guarantee that I would be available if anyone intended to surprise me. So, I am planning to help my mom out a little bit if I can. I came up with a few games to play and my DH rented the venue. I'm sure mom will do the decorations, food, and favors, but I kind of put my former expectations aside, because time is running out!! P.S. My shower is on the 6th too!
That's kind of short notice but it sounds like you've got it handled.
♥ Amanda ♥
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Well, in my past showers I didn't do anything except show up. With this one I had to send the invites, badger people for rsvps (which really bothers me and I'll have to post elsewhere about!), buy the gifts for the games, and do some of the food. This was all sprung on me this past week as my mom and her bff were planning it, but my dad lost his job and now my mom can't help out at all financially. So bottom line, I guess it doesn't really matter who does what as long as mommy to be has a good time!!
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LOL, I actually have no idea what to expect. There could be 5 people there....I have not been involved until yesterday. I feel weird so I want to give nice gifts since they are from me. I cannot afford it though. DH is off on workers comp since May, we have both car insurances due this month, earthquake ins, homeowners and property tax due....oh and Christmas and a new baby.....did I mention that this is our 4th.....I would likely have said no thank you if I new it would get like this. Am I ungrateful?