Baby Shower Etiquette – Rules to Party By
September 13, 2022
Baby Shower Etiquette for All Involved I love baby showers. I can’t get enough of those cute baby clothes and practical gadgets – not to mention the champagne and girly foods. But I know some of you may not be as excited when a baby shower invitation arrives in your inbox or mailbox. Whether you […]
What to Write in a Baby Shower Card
September 6, 2022
Simple and sweet messages to share with parents-to-be! We all love celebrating the arrival of a new baby. Shopping for tiny outfits, cute gear, and cuddly toys is always fun, but there’s still an important element to baby gift-giving: writing the card! If you’re facing some writer’s block, you’ve come to the right blog post. […]
– Ask Cheryl – Baby Gifts and the Workplace
July 26, 2022
When someone in the office is expecting, is it appropriate to give a baby gift? What if you haven’t been invited to a shower? Dear Cheryl, One of our coworkers is expecting, and invited one member of the staff to her baby shower. My coworker who was invited collected money from the rest of us […]
– Ask Cheryl – Is it OK for the Mom-to-Be to Host Her Own Virtual Baby Shower?
September 14, 2021
The Pandemic has definitely changed the way we celebrate baby showers. But does that mean it’s ok for the mom-to-be to host a virtual baby shower for herself? Hi Cheryl- My daughter lives in Florida with her hubby and their adorable, active 3-year old son. They are expecting their 2nd son in mid-October. My daughter […]
Hosting a Sip and See
July 6, 2021
Southern culture has given us so many of our favorite things: monograms, sweet tea, seersucker and line dancing, just to name a few. Southern tradition harkens back to simpler times of front porch sitting and gathering up all your favorite people for a big dinner around your dining table. Maybe that’s why so many of […]
– Ask Cheryl (COVID Edition) – Is it Acceptable to Have a Shower for Baby #4?
March 9, 2021
Each new family addition should be showered with love and celebration, from the first baby to the fourth. But given the current health precautions and suggested social distancing, what are some safer alternatives to a traditional baby shower? Hi Cheryl, “My son and daughter-in-law are getting ready to have their fourth child; is it acceptable […]
– Ask Cheryl – Coronavirus Concerns Cause Baby Shower Guest List Disagreement
October 27, 2020
Is hosting a baby shower creating some tension between you and the mommy-to-be, especially when it comes to planning the guest list? After inviting the obligatory family members, there may only be room for a few friends or coworkers. But who gets the final say on the guest list? And what about social distancing and […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Baby Gift if the Shower was Canceled Due to Covid?
August 25, 2020
Even in these uncertain times of social distancing and limited gatherings, common etiquette rules still apply. When a special social event, like a baby shower, has to be cancelled, you should definitely send out a message to your family and friends to let them know. But what do you do if the expecting couple sends […]
– Ask Cheryl – Help! I’m Tired of Going to So Many Baby Showers!
July 14, 2020
The arrival of a new baby is always exciting! First baby, second baby, third baby, fourth baby; each one a new special blessing! But what may not be as exciting as the new baby, is the arrival of a second, third, or fourth baby shower invitation for the same family member! Your initial thought may […]
– Ask Cheryl – Is a First Baby Shower Mandatory?
February 11, 2020
You’re pregnant with your first baby! Congratulations! This is a special time for you and, hopefully, a time of joy and celebration. Your friends and family will also want to celebrate the upcoming arrival. But is a baby shower necessary? Maybe you feel like a baby shower is just another social obligation. Perhaps you would […]
Ask Cheryl: Shower for Baby Two: Too Soon?
October 22, 2019
Your baby boy is less than a year old and you find out you’re pregnant again. You’re excited that this time it’s a girl and you know in order to prepare for her arrival you will need a few items you don’t currently have. Your friends are offering to throw you a baby shower but […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should You Give Yourself a Baby Shower?
September 24, 2019
Sometimes expectant mothers are excited about their little one and want to make sure that they have everything they need. This may cause them to wonder if someone will honor them with a baby shower. In this week’s post, our reader wants to know if it’s OK for a mom-to-be to host her own baby […]
– Ask Cheryl – What if I’m Invited to 2 Baby Showers for the same Mom-to-Be?
August 27, 2019
When a friend or family member announces her pregnancy everyone gets excited to plan a shower. Sometimes you run in more than one circle with the mother-to-be and you could be left wondering what to do when you’ve been invited to more than one shower. Dear Cheryl, I just read your article on baby shower […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should You Have a Baby Shower for a Second or Even Third Child?
July 23, 2019
When expecting a second (or even third) child it can be just as exciting as it was with the first. Friends and family anticipate the arrival of baby number two and oftentimes want to show their excitement by throwing a baby shower. But you may be wondering if you should accept an offer for someone […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should Future Grandmas Invite Each Other to Baby Showers They are Hosting?
August 14, 2018
Today we’re tackling two hot topics when it comes to baby showers: who should host; and who should be invited. With two future grandmas hosting separate events, Cheryl advises how best to handle the question of whether it’s appropriate for the grandmas-to-be to invite one another. Hi Cheryl, Both the future grandmas are holding separate […]
Who Traditionally Throws A Baby Shower? Is It Okay For A Family Member To Host?
March 19, 2018
Baby showers became popular during the baby boom era of the 1950s as a way help new moms prepare. They are also a way for family and friends to celebrate the new arrival. Today, in addition to traditional baby showers, many are opting to host a “Sprinkle” (for encore babies) or a “Sip and See” […]