Though a gift is expected if a guest attends, guests should only be invited to help celebrate the upcoming arrival, not for the gift they bring.
It is splitting hairs, but it keeps the focus on the guest being invited to celebrate and not just on their gift.
It’s okay to have a shower for a second or third child.
Do you have to open gifts at a baby shower?
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 puts on a baby shower?
Who should host a baby shower? Tradition states that a shower should not be hosted by a close family member of the parents-to-be, but instead by a friend or more distant relative, such as a cousin or an aunt. This rule was meant to avoid the appearance that the family was simply on a mission to collect gifts.
Should you wrap baby shower gifts?
During a traditional baby shower, guests will spend the majority of their time watching the new mom open gifts. By not wrapping the gifts, you are saving the trees! Gift wrapping takes time. Unwrapping takes time.
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