Open Thread

by epi on March 26, 2014

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Elise Schwartz March 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Should the host of a party give the honoree a gift, as well? Thanks!


Colleen March 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

My niece/child ( I was her guardian for 3 yrs., her mom has passed away) lives in Alabama and is going to have a her first baby. Her boyfriends family has just a few living in Alabama. Most of her family is in Wisconsin. Should I throw a party? I don’t feel comfortable hosting a party if she isn’t going to be there and all the items will then have to be shipped to AL. Who would pay for shipping, or should it be suggested that all the gifts be cash or gift cards?


Alicia March 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

No do not host a shower without the mom to be able to attend. Save the money and instead use that money for your own gift to your grandkid/greatneice or greatnephew. Shipping is always the perview of the guest of honor.


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