I recently received an invitation to a shower for a close friend, and while I'm very excited to attend and purchase her a nice gift, there are a number of things about the invitation that I need some advice on. The invitation requested a book instead of a card, a contribution of diapers for a "diaper raffle," and a instructions for participating in "baby pool" (gambling on the sex, birthdate, etc. of the baby). All of these items struck me as rude, but I'm also cognizant that the MTB had nothing to do with these things, the faux pas was the host's. So, my question is, should I participate in these activities, even though it makes me somewhat uncomfortable as a guest? The last thing I would want to do is embarrass the MTB or make her feel bad in anyway. For the record, I have no problem financially buying a book and diapers and contributing to the "pool;" I just may need to adjust the budget for the gift a tad. Thoughts?
Coffee Bean Born 6/13/15.
2nd round exp 8/20/18.