I have mentioned my baby shower to my mum a couple times but she seems really disinterested and hasn't offered to help (we have a somewhat distant/rocky relationship). I even suggested we have it at her house but she gave numerous reasons as to why that wouldn't be feasible - when it fact the 'reasons' could be easily rectified/overcome but I don't want to push the topic.
As for Aunties playing host - all except one live interstate.
As for sisters - all are younger and have no concept of offering to help and don't have a cent to their names so I wouldn't even dream of it!
As for friends - a few a pregnant and are having their baby showers in the same month and another is getting married a couple weeks later etc. I think most of my friends have enough on their plate and the ones that could help wouldn't know that I need it!!
I don't mind hosting my own baby shower but I am wondering if it will be perceived as 'greedy'? I am also wondering if I would be better off spending the money it would cost to host the baby shower on things for the baby instead (I have budgeted approx. $400 for the baby shower). I work in event management so 'throwing a party' is right up my alley and I would really love to have a nice, creative party for my little bubby but I don't know whether its the best idea. For memories and celebrations sake I don't want to regret not having a baby shower (being my 1st baby, this is pretty much my only chance to have one) but I also wonder if it is custom to have someone else host it for you or should I just disregard custom and do it myself??
Thanks for any replies! x
[Edited on 23/09/2008]