After I told my best friend that I was pregnant, she offered to host/plan a baby shower for me. I'm still REALLY early in my pregnancy; just had the 1st US yesterday, and I'm about 7 weeks. However, now that my friend has asked me to get everyone's addresses together so she has them for later, I realized how many people would actually be on that list! Is 50ish guests too many for a shower? The home we're having it at is large enough to accommodate that many.
Myself and my partner decided on a coed baby shower, as he wanted some of his close friends there to celebrate with us as well, which I love. We aren't inviting every single person we know, but I have a pretty large family. I was extremely close with my one aunt & uncle and their 6 kids growing up, so I did want to invite them... but being that they're all grown, and have kids of their own now, that adds about 26 people alone if they were to bring all the kids and everyone came. The others we're inviting are parents, very close friends (this only adds maybe 5 people, IF all of them can make it), and other close family (my brother & sister, possibly a couple of his aunts/uncles and cousins).
Is this way too many people for a baby shower? I'm sure my cousins won't bring all their kids, and not everyone will be able to make it, so it would realistically be 35-40, but I've always heard 20 or less. Thanks
This is my first and everything is so confusing, haha.