When it comes to my group of friends, I love being the hostess. I have pool parties during the summer and I love to have baby/bridal showers. The showers, especially, are a lot of work (not to mention are on the pricey side) but I love hostessing them.
One of our friends is giving birth in August. It was determined to NOT have the shower at my house because it is "so far away" - I was a little hurt but I decided that it would be nice to not spend the money and to not have to deal with the stress. What is really annoying me, though, is that no one is making any sort of effort to get anything planned - a date hasn't even been set yet. IMO, half of the importance of the preparation of the shower is all of the goo-goo gaga stuff that makes the honoree feel special. None of this is being done.
Now, if the shower were at my house, the shower would already be planned. While I understand we are ALL busy, no one is too busy to make a friend feel special or to respond to an email to pick a fvcking date.