I'm all about celebrating each child's birth and these days Baby Sprinkles which are given to moms who already have child number one deserve a special celebration. It doesn't have to be small either. It should be about the love and coming together in bringing you what you need.
I had to say I was stopped in my tracks by a post I saw that said it's okay to throw your own shower and that anything goes these days. Well, I'm sure anything goes these days is true; however, it really would be in poor taste. Thank goodness I read the remaining responses.
It isn't good form to throw yourself a baby shower, because it can only look like what it really is -- a solicitation for material goods, a/k/a trolling for bling. That's why shower etiquette provides for another party to be in charge of hostessing the event. The hostess will also spring for refreshments, decorations and favors. The idea behind a shower, no matter what the design theme, is to involve a community of friends and family in a celebration with a goal -- getting Mom-to-Be outfitted with all the gear needed to care for her baby.
(to read more http://theshowerdiva.com/ask/baby/2007-07-26.html)
It only takes a few friends to come together and celebrate. There are also virtual showers these days, too. On DivaDarlings.NET which is a social network geared for baby shower hostesses, there are chats and fun ideas floating all around.
I hope that if you have another opportunity to have a baby sprinkle, that you'll drop a hint to your friends that you're up for a celebration. A spa day could be nice! Let it be about YOU!!
S. "The Shower Diva"
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