How to drop a baby shower politely?

How to drop a baby shower politely? Topic: How to drop a baby shower politely?
June 20, 2019 / By Anona
Question: Some friends have invited me over for a baby shower. Before I dropped two invitations to parties too. Because I'm not a party person and don't enjoy it. I like to be with close friends with whom I have something to share. These people will have to speak English just because of me which makes me feel bad, because I think they'd like to speak their own language. Besides I don't like baby showers and had planned to spend the long weekend reading, exercising and working on two languages I'm learning and meditating. How can I drop it politely? One of the people told me oh we know the answer already. I don't want to sound mean just I have also the right to have plans, right?
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Ywain Ywain | 1 day ago
"Thank you for the invitation to the baby shower but unfortunately I won't be able to attend". You don't have to go if you don't want to - it doesn't matter what other guests might assume about you. It's your decision and not their business. And if someone asks why you aren't attending - sometimes you just have to tell a little untruth..."I have a prior engagement, it's personal, my relatives are in town, I'll be out of town that day, I have an appointment I cannot change, I have a family event, anything!
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Ywain Originally Answered: I need baby shower advice for a baby boy! The theme is sports, the color is sage green. Any ideas?
Dress The Baby (Materials: Baby life-size dolls, onsies, diapers, socks, shoes, shirt and pants for each baby doll and stopwatch) - Have each team race to see who can dress the baby doll the first. Each person (or team) must have everything correctly on the baby doll when saying finished. Points docked for missing articles or articles not placed on right. A really fun game and a great way to collect some clothes for the mother to be at her baby shower when the game is finished. also u can blindfold them Bottle Races(Materials- Baby bottles with Milk or alternate drink). Have each participant take a bottle filled with a liquid and suck the bottle as a baby would. The woman who drinks the most in an alloted time wins the baby shower gift. This baby shower game gets everyone laughing Pass the Dirty Diaper(Materials- diaper, chocolate, music player). the host to take a diaper that has been "fixed" with warm chocolate in the right place and have the woman pass it to the woman next to them like hot potatoe;(make sure everyone is in a circle). When the host stops the music, whomever is holding the diaper is out of the game. a baby shower favorite Baby Shower "Loving" Advice(Materials: red and white cardboard paper, scissors, and colored pens) - A great baby shower game to play is to have everyone write a "loving" message for the mother and father to be on cardboard cutout hearts in giving them advice for when the baby is born or during their last few days or months before the baby is born. The "loving messages on hearts tie in with a Valentine's theme very well or at any time during the year. Examples of this would be "Remember to enjoy the moments since they go fast, Get as much sleep as possible before the baby is born and when he/she takes naps, Make sure to take lots of pictures and keep up with a journal writing everything the baby does for the first time, etc. This can be a very memorable and touching activity at the shower as well as help for the new parents Baby Shower Right and Baby Shower Left- (Materials: a baby shower prize and the following story to be read) - DIRECTIONS: Form a circle with all baby shower participants. Each time you hear the word "right", pass the baby shower wrapped prize to the person on your right. When you hear the word "left", pass the baby shower prize to the person on your left. When you finish this story the person holding the item is the winner of it. Have either the mommy-to-be start the game or choose who holds the prize first. Here is the story to read when playing This is a story about Mrs. Wright's baby shower tea party. She lived right at the end of Lefty Lane, the third house on the left. Today, Mrs. Wright's was hosting a baby shower tea party. The women would enter left, right through the front door and greet Mrs. Wright, they would head right down the stairs, turning left then right into Mrs. Wright's family room where the mommy-to-be was Two of the girls were left-handed so they would sit at the left of the table. Mrs. Wright held up her right hand and all of her friends grew quiet, except the left-handed girl on the right patting Mrs. Wright's dog named Hefty Lefty Mrs. Wright asked Sarah Wright and Julie Wright to pass out the teacups starting to the left. Sarah Wright and Julie Wright started out left but turned back because they left the cups just to the right of the table, right next to the spoons. Mrs. Wright said, "That's all right Mrs. Wright began to serve her friends some pie when Grandma Wright smelled the delicious desserts and left her bedroom to join the Wright girls. She went down the stairs and turned left than right, right into Mrs. Wright's family room. Grandma Wright knocked and entered left and sat in the rocking chair on the left. Sarah Wright and Julie Wright invited Grandma Wright to join them at the table Grandma Wright had been to many baby showers as a young girl and right before they realized it, Grandma Wright was telling them a stories from when she was the mommy-to-be and went to the right cabinet and in the left drawer were pictures of her baby shower. As the party ended right on time, they all put their dishes right in the left side of the sink and thanked Mrs. Wright and Grandma Wright for such a wonderful time. Soon, all of the women from the Wright baby shower tea party turned right than left, then left again to return to the front door and out to the right car that they arrived in. Down lefty lane they went. Now who ended up with the right gift? - (Materials: two 5-6 foot pieces of rope, clothes pins, baby clothes or baby doll clothes, 2 laundry baskets, 2 baby dolls, and 2 telephones (you can use a toy phone, a cell phone, or whatever is available). To play this game, you have two people hold the ends of the rope. The players must hold a baby doll on their hip, talk on the phone (they must actually engage in a "conversation" on the phone) and the must put clothes (that are piled in the laundry basket on the floor) on the rope using their clothes pins. You put a one or two minute timer and the player to get the most items hung on the rope with out dropping the baby or stopping talking on the phone wins! The baby shower guests get a huge laugh watching everyone struggle withthis awesome baby shower game! (Materials: Name Tags, Pens) - Prepare name tags with various words of things that the mother-to-be will use during motherhood (e.g., Diaper, Pacifier, Onesie). Give guests a *name* tag when they arrive which is how they will have to be called during the Baby Shower Party. Every guest gets a baby diaper pin and pins it to their clothes. When a person is not called by the name givin they get to take the diaper pin. The person with the most number of pins at the end of the party wins!

Shemaiah Shemaiah
Dont let people intimidate you by saying ' we know the answer already'. That is rude. Just formally rsvp that you wont be able to attend due to prior commitment. That should end it but if someone is actually rude enough to ask you what you have to do, say I have a class project to meet for.. Actually you could simply say 'Im not a party person like you did here but most people dont like that. You would think they would respect your decision. Good for you for taking care of yourself and not catering to pressure from others. All showers are boring and should be defunct.
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Normand Normand
I can't believe you're being so selfish and self-centered. Friendship is like a two-way street. Part of BEING a friend is attending their showers and giving gifts. See it from the pregnant person's perspective. What if everyone declined to attend because they'd rather do other things??? It would hurt terribly and there'd be no shower at all. Do the right thing. Attend, give a gift, and make her feel like people care about her.
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Lake Lake
that is very trivial. i've attended showers in which men have been reward. it occurred to be an "older" crowd as good. we had alot of a laugh. permit the mommy to be have her bathe the best way she desires. do not permit your emotions get in the best way of getting a well time.
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Isador Isador
I would rather my friend tell me the truth that they would rather have a weekend of rest and relaxation as opposed to lying. Be truthful. It also wouldn't hurt if you got your friend a baby shower gift if you don't want to be around.
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Isador Originally Answered: baby shower letters to baby?
I think that having people write letters to your baby is extremely personal, so having them sign a stuffed animal is about as good as you'll get. Now if your family or close friends want to write a letter I think that'd be really sweet. Later on down the road you can have a quilt made of the letters (I'm not sure how it could be done, but knowing technology today it can and probably has been done). You could have the guest's write something great about you and your significant other, things that the baby will like to know, or their words of wisdom would be pretty neat as well.

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