How do I get out of work for a baby shower?
If you've returned to the physical office post-Covid, a baby shower luncheon is a simple yet tasteful way to celebrate an expecting coworker. Walking together in a small group to lunch is a nice way to get out of the office and enjoy a change of scenery—plus, this gives you more flexibility when it comes to the food.
Are you obligated to go to a baby shower?
“Every parent is absolutely entitled to a shower!” Parents having second, third, or more babies have usually accrued plenty of infant gear. But it's absolutely fine to have a “sprinkle” in honor of the newbie, says Post.
Is it rude to give yourself a baby shower?
Typical baby shower etiquette dictates that the parents-to-be shouldn't throw their own party since doing so could be perceived as asking for gifts.
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Can I arrange my own baby shower?
Absolutely. If you're planning for a more casual baby shower or you love the process of planning a party yourself, it's perfectly acceptable to plan your own baby shower. It's less traditional to take the reins yourself.
How far along should you be to have a baby shower?
Baby showers are typically held four to six weeks before the baby's due date—late enough that the pregnancy is well along, but likely early enough to avoid an untimely arrival.