Who Should Host The Baby Shower
Is A Mother In Law Allowed To Host The Baby Shower?Here are two questions we received on the subject.
~Question sent in from Beth of Norco, California ~ Q.
Should I, as the mother in law, host a shower for my family and friends or should someone else in my family host it. I would pay but is it correct etiquette for the mother in law to host?Our Answer:
Thank you for your baby shower etiquette question. Anyone but the mother-to-be is allowed to host a baby shower by etiquette rules. The only time (as the mother in law) that you would not be allowed to host the baby shower is if it was a grandma baby shower. At a grandma baby shower, the grandma (you) would be the guest of honor and close friends would help you get ready for visits from your grandchild.
But I am guessing this is a traditional baby shower that is being thrown for your daughter in law, in which it is perfectly acceptable for you to host.
I hope that answers your question. Good Luck with the baby shower!!
~ Question sent in from Marni of Ontario, Canada ~ Q.
I thought it a little inappropriate for the mother-in-law to give a shower for her daughter-in-law, or the mother to give a shower for her daughter. Does this still hold true?Our Answer:
Thank you for your etiquette question. Actually, etiquette rules have changed a bit with baby showers. Current etiquette rules state that anyone except the mom-to-be can host the baby shower. It is quite the norm now to see the grandma-to-be host the baby shower for the pregnant mommy. It is still inappropriate for the mom to be to host her own shower.
I hope that helps!
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