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You should also not ask people to bring food with them. Most people will feel insulted that they are expected to bring a nice gift and now make some food as well. This is your job as hostess. If you are doubtful that you can make all food yourself, ask only close friends and relatives. Be sure to make them feel appreciated.
Etiquette for a baby shower also says when best time to have baby shower. Typically you should have it one to two months before baby’s due date. This allows mom time to put gifts on her registry. She can also have some time to purchase anything that she did not receive at shower.
Party favors used to be expected. This is not at all necessary anymore, but still a lot of fun for guests. Consider a small bag with baby related items, especially edible ones! You can find adorable chocolates and candies that are perfect for baby showers.
A final note on etiquette for a baby shower. You may be wondering if it is considered insensitive to invite someone who has recently miscarried. While attending a baby shower may be difficult for her, you should always give her option of coming.
Baby shower etiquette is important, but not so much as with other events such as bridal showers. If you take other people’s feelings into consideration you will probably follow all necessary etiquette. Every group of people is different and something that offends one may not offend another. Try not to let etiquette determine too much of what you do, but listen to common sense. The perfect baby shower can be a piece of cake.
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