I have been (mostly) a lurker here since I became pregnant with my son. I was invited to a shower last week that made me think of you lovely ladies.
A co-worker of mine invited me to her daughter's shower. He daughter planned the shower (her second child) and did not send me an invite, her mom made a Facebook Event. I accepted because I thought it would cause work tension if I didn't go. I get there around 12:30 and people are starting to arrive. Co-worker said to be there at 12:30 and to bring a dish. I arrived (did not bring any food, just my gift) and around 3 I asked her if her daughter was going to open her presents. The daughter said she was just going to let people do their own thing for while. It's been two and a half hours!! Then the daughter tells her mom, "You didn't tell people not to wrap their presents." She didn't want any gifts wrapped, but me and a lot of other people didn't get an actual invite so we wrapped ours. Daughter then says she hates going to showers and sitting around watching people open gifts. At least it would have been something to do instead of sitting around with people who didn't know each other! I left after she said she wasn't going to open any gifts. It's been almost two weeks and I still haven't gotten a thank you card either.