My sisters and my mom have been talking about having a baby shower for us for a while now. We asked that they wait until the TPR is signed. We didn't want the shower before that. (I don't have a problem with other people doing it beforehand; it just wasn't right for us.) Anyway, the more we talked about it, the more DH and I would kind of prefer to have a "Welcome Home" or "Meet the Baby" party for couples/children to attend as opposed to just the shower with the women in my family.
We don't expect our family to pay for all of this because obviously we're talking about extra people being invited. We asked if they would mind doing this type of party instead, and they were okay with it. So we would all kind of chip in for the event. We talked about it, and it seems like we'll have to either go to a restaurant or rent some hall space because we have a small house. And I would love to have a party in our backyard, but the TPR might not be signed until November. Too chilly outside!
Any suggestions? We need to keep the costs down to a minimum. Have any of you had this type of party instead of a shower?