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What month do I throw a baby shower?

Asked by Supergirl (1686points) February 19th, 2008

I am throwing a baby shower for one of my closest friends, whose baby is due July 4th. When is the appropriate time to hold this event?

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omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

My friend is due June 22nd and I was wondering the same thing.

gooch's avatar

Formal baby shower guide books say 6 weeks before delivery. Though todays trends are have them whenever including after the baby comes

peggylou's avatar

I would agree with gooch. In this day and age, you could have it at any time. I’ve been to baby showers that are very early or after the baby is born, if the timing of the mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, etc., becomes a problem. Nowadays, it’s very common to have couple’s baby showers, also. Try not to plan it for the baby’s due date. My last baby came a bit early and I missed the baby shower as I was in the hospital “birthing” him.

chad's avatar

About a year ago I was invited to a friends baby shower that took place about a month and a half before the due date. I assume the date was chosen because it was simply a “free” date on their calendar, which allowed them time to hold the shower.

LouisianaGirl's avatar

My sister was due feb. 5th and she had her baby shower in jan.

Eureka's avatar

Not before the eight month. That is the safe zone, really, if something should happen.

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