We have a family that moved to our area last Fall. They are from India and have a 4 year old boy with one on the way. As a church, we want to throw her a baby shower. We normally do a light meal, goofy games, devotional, and then gifts. We were thinking of cutting out the games for this girl because we aren't sure that she totaly understands all things American yet.
I was wondering if any of you happened to know anything about the Indian culture and what they do as a baby shower. Are there certain things that they do that we could incorporate into the one we are throwing? That way we could all learn something about where she is from and she would feel totally out of place with our crazy games. I wanted to search a little online and see if I could maybe find something.
We still have to talk to her to make sure that she is ok with the whole idea first. Any ideas would be welcome!
Honestly, most Indian events tend to be religiously (Hindi and superstitions) influenced, from my experience with my friends from highschool and college. I remember that only good influences attended. Like if you had had a miscarriage, you wouldn't go, so as not to pass that chance on to the baby. It's been so long since I had these conversations (10 years) that things could be different.
I'm thinking that if they attend you church, they are going to be appreciative of you remembering them in your own American way. Good luck.
We always wait until about a month after the woman gives birth to throw her a shower. It is not surprise either. I will be talking to her, just wondering if anyone else had some ideas
I have no idea on Indian culture, but I'm sure whatever you do will be much appreciated and loved.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
I don't have any advice either.
I would cut out the games as you said, if they are new here they may not understand some of them. Otherwise it all sounds good! Good luck!