When it Rains, it Pours! How to Throw a Baby Shower that Doesn't Suck

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Make it Coed/Family-Friendly
This doesn't mean your guests have to bring their boyfriend/husband/partner/kids, but a party is usually a lot more fun for them if they bring a wingman ... more 
Photo by: iStock
Make it Coed/Family-Friendly
This doesn't mean your guests have to bring their boyfriend/husband/partner/kids, but a party is usually a lot more fun for them if they bring a wingman so they aren't stuck making small talk the whole time. And parents will be happy to come celebrate without finding a sitter.
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Wed, Apr 17, 2013 12:26 PM EDT
I've been to a lot of baby showers in the past few years. A LOT. My own, 5 years ago, is a bit of a blur now and was actually my very first baby shower since I was the first of my friends to procreate. But since then my friend and relatives have been spawning like crazy. I have never been to a terrible baby shower, but one of my college friends called me a few weeks ago and vented about this truly awful baby shower she went to over the weekend. There was no food; the guests were all strangers and had nothing in common; and it took the mom-to-be 3 hours to open all her gifts, while the guests were stuck watching, not being fed and engaging in painfully awkward small talk. Plus, there was a woman there who insisted on telling every gruesome detail of all her birth stories. Not cool. So we came up with this list of ways to throw a fun shower that doesn't suck! - By Claire Goss



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