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Anyone been to a baby shower? I have to go on another weekend long trip, this time not to go camping but to visit family for such an event. This will be the first shower that I remember going to, so I would like to be prepared. 

Oh and this also means I may be a tad inactive... (Gah, I wanna just chill so bad... its gunna be like this for a good amount of the summer...)

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:iconmarysue1964:
MarySue1964 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
With all this help. I think you'll do just fine! HUGS to you and everyone there!
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:iconlittle-lemonaide:
Little-Lemonaide Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, it all depends on the expecting parents and who's planning the shower for them. I've been to quite a few baby showers where I just sat in the corner doodling for most of the event. The only ones I could think of that I wasn't sitting by myself at some point of the evening was my neighbor's baby shower back in February and my sister's. When my sister was expecting I was running around helping get things where they should be and there were close family and friends there so I wasn't just sitting in a room of people I only somewhat knew. My neighbor's baby shower, however, was more of a party than the most of the others as they seemed to know what people actually liked to do. It also helped that they had kittens...

The best way to imagine what it will be like is to remember other events from this side of your family. There are games and the opening of presents and such, but they tend not to take up too much time, instead leaving room to socialize.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, but i dont like socializing... XD
Ah... admittedly, I DO hope itll be better then the other events i have been to. I was at this persons wedding and it was AWESOME. So maybe.

I would be a bit more comfortible with my sketch book, but alas, my parents said it would be incosiderate or something...
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Glacie95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
The last one I went to was my aunt Kristy's. She had my baby boy cousin a few weeks ago!!!! I can't wait to see him!!!!
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:iconfairyofthunder22:
I've been to few. It's really sweet and fun, especially since the party is for both the mother and the new life within her. As for the gift; clothes, or toys are nice...but maybe a burping towel or some wash cloths. (Things that a mother can use.) You could also bring a sketch pad, and draw a picture of the Mom-to-be.
Hope this helps. And if you need more info, just NOTE me kay?
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like them at least. My parents have already taken care of the gifts. I dont really like parties like this... plus this is a side of the family that we dont see often, so yeah... plus ots a lot of traveling. I just dont do well in long social situations, i dont know how people stay engaged and energized in such a way.
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:iconfairyofthunder22:
FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
I don't either...but take your sketch book. Or just hang out by the food.
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Raini01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have like twice. You sit and congratulate the mother, and its a biiiiit awkward for the rest of it... but that may just be that I'm bad at parties XD

just treat it like a normal party :3
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im bad at parties too. I try not to go to them. ^^;
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Yulia19Millenni Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
I have gone to at least 5 baby showers or was it 7 I don't remember but I hope you have a lot of fun ^^
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any suggestions on how to survive one? Cause I know SQUAT when it comes to infants, babies and motherhood. *shudders*
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Yulia19Millenni Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Well mostly I go for the food and of course you could bring a itouch or you phone mostly that's what I do in baby showers
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not allowed. Mother saod no sketchpads or tech... >,<
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:iconyulia19millenni:
Yulia19Millenni Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Well I just sit and listen to everyone talk and eat food although it's boring
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I have. Like three times. I honestly don't talk to people unless I am spoken too. I'm kinda socially awkward tbh XD but ye unless told otherwise you can be in a corner and playing your phone, eating strawberries
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been told otherwise. I wanted to bring my sketch pad, maybe get some work done.

Nope. Mom says its socially not appropriate for such an occassion.

;-;
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Have you tried telling her you don't wanna socialize maybe Lol o3o my parents and even my grandparents know I'm not gonna talk to people. They let me do whatever.
All it is, is like tons of family giving presents to a pregnant lady while you end up eating between it all with a couple boring games. Unless you like the games then meh. 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She knows how I am, she doesnt care. She says it would be rude, reguardless of me not liking parties.. One of those tikes where I wish i was a boy, then I could do fun stuff instead with my dad and brother instead on listenings to women cooing about babies and sitting around doing nothi g
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
She's controlling your decisions and she needs to stop that right now. You need to be able to decide what you want to do. Like going to church or attending baby showers. Try convincing her with pleas, tell her you don't want to attend the party, and you don't mind if it seems rude. (I assume) They're's going to have like 20 people there or less, minus one is no different. Forcing you to do things is not right.
Course, she may get butt hurt from you wanting to stay home and she might fuss. Adults are stupid, though, so eh. Most of them anyway
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, shes not controlling me. I respect my mother and i understand her reasoning. Its not her fault, i probably would be rude. I can try asking her again.

Plus, we are far from home right now to even attend it. Were a few states away fro home so staying aint an option.

But, with all due respect, I most definately can not imagine ever talking to my mom like that, cause she doesnt talk to me like that unless its important. Its disrespectful. I have no right anyways, they provide for me pretty selflessly. My parents are not stupid, and in any other circumstance im sure theyd respect my opinion.
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Lol do what you want o3o

Rip

A lot of people cant imagine speaking like that. I wasnt really aiming at our parents, just those that are, like some 22 year old I know. 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pft. XD

Naw, my mom is cool. I talked to her about it. She said she wasnt banning me from bringing it, more so that she would appreciate if i didnt because it might be rude. Admittedly i agree with her. 
Although she did say that i would be fine sketching afterwards at the after party or gathering or what ever.
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MarySue1964 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
I haven't been to a baby shower for a while. People show up with gifts for the baby. Clothing, blankets, toys, and other baby items. If the baby's gender isn't known yet, try to keep any baby items gender neutral. Or you can brings gifts for the mother.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My moms already taken care of that. Mostly i just dont knoe what to do while im there. I dont know how interesting a baby shower will be, plus its hard to relate to anyone else there cause babies for me are NO WHERE NEAR a reality for me right now.
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:iconmarysue1964:
MarySue1964 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
From what I've seen of your responses to other people, I guess all you can do is sit quietly and watch the mother open the baby gifts. Maybe you can bring your sketch pad if you tell your mother you want to sketch the mother, the guests, or the baby gifts (with everyone's permission of course). Or you can imagine everyone there as your characters and tell your mom you want to sketch everyone there as your characters (again with their permission). That may be a way to have your sketch pad with you if you feel better having it.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A. I dont like drswing things infront of me. Id end up drawing gorey draconic battle scenes or something.

B. My mom would totally call me out if i troed that.

C. She would still say no. She says it would be inpolite. 
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:iconmarysue1964:
MarySue1964 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Other people here have provided better advise than I have.  I'm sure with all this help, you'll do just fine and HUGS!
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:iconneunschwanz89:
neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Whats a baby shower?
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually when a woman announces shes pregnant, she or her friends/family throw her a baby shower. Its like a party where the women from her family/friends congradulate her, buy her some baby products, give her advice from women who have gone through it before. That sort of thing. I can only imagine its like a graduation larty, except shes graduating into motherhood. Lol it usually happens in the earlier months of pregnancy from what i have seen.
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Ah I see well me being very young when this happened in my family (I didn't know the English name) didn't do much you yourself seem to accrually know quite enough but I recommend to just buy the baby a toy or clothing and giving her best wishes along
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My parents already took care of the toy thing. I just dont wanna go... everyone keeps telling me the same things and its not exactly encouraging...
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:iconneunschwanz89:
neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Ah I see.
Don't worry I didn't like them too.
But hey maybe it will be amusing. Try to think of making a new character at that time or something I always do that I wouldn't wanna go either …
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