Baby Shower At The Mom To Be's House
Is it okay to have the baby shower at the mommy's house?? This will be her third baby and will be a relaxed occasion.
Thanks for your etiquette question. Traditionally, baby showers are not usually held at the mom to be's house. They are usually held at the home of the hostess, a restaurant, country club, church, or park.
This is something that has been set in etiquette for quite a while. I think it is mainly because of not wanting to appear like the mom to be is really the one throwing the party in disguise (which is not allowed in baby shower etiquette).
There are some circumstances in which people have thrown the baby shower at the mom's house...for more space, lack of a better place to have it, convenience with moving gifts, and in the case that the mom to be is on bed rest.
It is also ok to have it at the mom's house for a "meet and greet" or a "sip and see" once the baby arrives.
P.S. If you do decide to hold it at the mothers house, make sure that the hostesses are there to set up and clean up so she does not have the burden to do so.
Good Luck planning the baby shower!!
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