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The Infamous Baby Shower, Facing the Dilemmas of a Joyous Celebration

The baby shower. The dreaded baby shower. I know what you’re thinking and I totally get it. It’s a time to celebrate the mom to be and baby. Let’s be real honest in this safe space.

The hardest part about the baby shower is drafting the guest list. Making the decision on who is allowed to join in on the celebration of your sweet bundle of joy is never easy. In all reality, you wish you could cram everyone you know into a big room and celebrate. It’s not that easy and you have to really take the time to ask yourself the big questions.

Who makes the baby shower cut and where do you draw the line?

This is the most daunting task when you are being considerate of your baby shower hosts is a number of people you want to invite. Simply put, who makes the cut? Where do you draw the line on invites?

For a mom to be, this has been incredibly stressful. When we first announced the dilemma that I came across was the fact that so many people reached out with their love, encouragement, and support of our new little one. With all of that came the dread of one particular phrase, “let me know when your baby shower is?”

After asking one of my dearest friends to be the wee lil unicorn’s godmother and working with her Hunny, we set the date for the shower. Little did I know that my stress would increase even more thinking about the guest list.

Making the big decision

Questioning the Facebook advice team, they came to the perfect conclusion on how to go about the baby shower guest list – invite the individuals who mean the most to you.

These individuals that you are allowing to celebrate your new little bundle of joy should be the people that have been a positive impact on your life. The people who you know will not only stand in your corner during the tough times but support your little one during their own.

After much consideration and reminders that this is my celebration, I was finally able to narrow it down to nearly 50 precious women. All of these women have been influential in my own journey into motherhood in a variety of different ways. They’ve showered me with love, affection, and support during the highs and lows of my life. With each of them, it was a no-brainer that they all deserve to share their light with our wee lil unicorn.

Alternative options for those who can’t make the list!

At the end of the day, you can’t invite everyone. As much as you would like to, it just can’t happen. So it’s important to look into alternatives to involve everyone in the celebration of your little one. If someone expresses interest in hosting an additional shower, discuss it with them and check your schedule. Have a close friend or family member look into organizing a meal train. Individuals can drop off food for the new parents and score baby cuddles in return. Look into having a small sip and see a few months after baby arrives for others to come enjoy the baby.

The Big Picture

Your baby shower is a celebration for the bundle of joy. IT SHOULD BE ABOUT THAT JOY. That is the big picture and you should be happy that your little one is cherished. The stress of who to invite shouldn’t capitalize on the joy you share with your baby. Make the best decisions for the future of your little one and enjoy these moments!

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