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Non-Traditional Baby Shower

Posted Dec 18 2012 12:00am
There are some things I absolutely despise about being a girl.  One of them is the "girl party."  You know what I'm talking about: bridal showers, baby showers, Tupperware parties, etc.  These are just dumb.  And let's face it, no one likes them.  So why do we continue to do it?  Is it like hazing?  The generations before us had to put up with that crap and you must too!

When you tell boys just how awful these parties are, they just kinda giggle and say, "come on, it can't be that bad."  Yes it can!  So when I told Dave that I would ABSOLUTELY NOT be having a traditional baby shower he wanted to know what all the fuss was about.  He did what he does best and googled it.  And wouldn't you know that the first entry that came up said, "UGGGGHHHH!!!"  See?  I told you so.

In the end, Dave agreed with me to have a non-traditional baby shower. What does this mean exactly?  Well, we're basically just throwing a party.  It's co-ed (and we have specified no kids - last hurrah, right?) and there will be food, adult beverages, X-box Kinect, board and card games, and of course, the photo booth .  We would love our guests to bring a gift, however, it's just whatever.  There are about 30+ people on the guest list and about 6 have RSVPed.  (If you were invited and you're reading this blog, please RSVP!!!)  We will not be having any stupid "baby shower" games like smelling dirty diapers or drinking things out of baby bottles, and we will not be opening presents in front of our guests (how uncomfortable).  We're hoping it's a good time.

My mom, though, was not all that keen to the idea of this non-traditional baby shower.  (Hazing?  Tradition?)  I caved and have agreed to have a more traditional shower the next day for all the women-folk.  I have said absolutely NO GAMES!!! 

What are your thoughts on these silly "girl parties"?  Do you actually like these types of parties?  What excuses do you use to get out of them?  What would you have done differently for your bridal/baby showers? 
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