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|Sun, 11-29-2009 - 8:13pm|
Ok ladies I need your thoughts...
When we announced our PG, MIL immediately went to the shower, lol! She wants to host a shower for us in March or April at her house which is at least a 90 minute drive from our town. I have zero issue with her hosting the shower, I just have some concerns about the location.
DH has two aunts, two female cousins, our SIL, and two grandma's and two friends of the family that are likely to attend this shower. MIL also wants to invite some of her co-workers whom I don't know at all so it seems weird to me to accept gifts from women I dont know.
I have several girlfriends and co-workers in my town that would probably attend but would be less likely to attend if the shower was at my MIL's. I would prefer to have the party at my house but MIL can still host and be in control of it. One reason is that I really want my girlfriends to be able to attend. I didn't get a traditional wedding shower surrounded by girlfriends so I would like to have the option for the baby shower. The grandma's usually travel with one of the aunts so transportation isnt an issue for them.
The other bigger reason is that DH and I have a small car with a small backseat. I recall a friend's shower back in April and they got TONS of stuff. I can not even begin to imagine getting all of that in our car. It would be a huge hassle. If we had it here at the house, we wouldnt have to haul it.
So what do you think?? Is it unreasonable to request that the party be at our home here? Like I said, MIL can still host and control food and all that jazz. I know this is a ways off yet but MIL is getting pushy about buying baby gear and getting registered so I need to address it with her soon.