Hello Ladies. I was a past bump poster and am now a lurker for the time being. But, I need some advice and help.
My sister in law is pregnant and we are getting to be pretty good friends. I have offered to host a baby shower for her, last night actually. I have plenty of time since she is due in November and the party will be at the beginning of October probably. I am so excited about the idea! But, I am the only one of my friends that has a baby so far, so I don't have much practice. This will be the first baby shower I plan. And honestly, I have only been to maybe 5 baby showers in the last 5 years. So, I have a few questions.
The main question I have is whether or not to ask my SIL what she wants at the shower. And then how to go about doing that. I want her to like the theme that I go with and the food and game ideas, etc. Is it weird to ask her what she thinks about this stuff? My mom threw my own baby shower a couple years ago and we basically planned it together (because that is what she wanted). But, I am not as close to her as I am with my mom. But it is super important to me that she loves everything. And do I just ask for her invitation list, when it gets closer?
Obviously there is no hard and fast rule, but I would just appreciate some suggestions from people that have done this before.
Me: 28 year old SAHM/Birth Doula
DH: 30 year old pneumatic electrical engineer
Married: October 8, 2011
DD1: September 24, 2013
BFP: June 25, 2016 and MC: July 3, 2016
DD2: April 16, 2017
BFP: November 30, 2018 EDD: August 14, 2019