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so sprinkles/diaper party

tacky or not?

i just was invited to one, i went to their actual shower less then three years ago. i was more then happy to buy this kid a present when they were born but now the sprinkle makes me cringe.


Re: so sprinkles/diaper party

  • WTF are you talking about?

     

  • I think if it were just a party to celebrate the new baby and they requested no gifts, I'd be ok with that.    But asking for things, to me, is kind of tacky.  Now, if the children were farther apart, that's a different story.
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  • image lachute:

    tacky or not?

    i just was invited to one, i went to their actual shower less then three years ago. i was more then happy to buy this kid a present when they were born but now the sprinkle makes me cringe.


    the word sprinkle in reference to liquid bothers me.  it sounds very close to tinkle.  i guess appropriate for a diaper party.  

    it would bug me if i wasn't a super close friend/family member.  

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  • image stilldreaming:

    WTF are you talking about?

     

    LOL. You are kililng me this week.

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  • sd- i even knew about this crap prior to being knocked up. it is when you don't have a full on shower but a sprinkle sometimes known as a diaper party 

     

    image JenD1018:
    I think if it were just a party to celebrate the new baby and they requested no gifts, I'd be ok with that.    But asking for things, to me, is kind of tacky.  Now, if the children were farther apart, that's a different story.

    they legit suggest gifts to buy in the evite (which also makes me twitch), its in a poem form, the hostesses suggesting no big stuff but outfits/diapers/etc. the guest of honor is like miss manners i have no idea if she would bust a gut seeing it or not it is surprise.

  • i think it is tacky. But I think many things are tacky, so who am i to judge?
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  • amiright?! 

    i really have never heard of a diaper party. i have heard of birthday parties. is this a birthday party? at birthday parties gifts are expected. is that tacky? no. its the norm. 

  • Pregnant or not, the idea of someone asking people to bring a mother to be diapers makes her sound like a charity case.  It is just weird.
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  • image stilldreaming:

    amiright?! 

    i really have never heard of a diaper party. i have heard of birthday parties. is this a birthday party? at birthday parties gifts are expected. is that tacky? no. its the norm. 

    You are not alone.  I had to google it. 

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    Pregnant or not, the idea of someone asking people to bring a mother to be diapers makes her sound like a charity case.  It is just weird.

    it is weird. also all my reading suggests diapers aren't one size fits all you know?

    luckily with an evite i now see only 12 people were invited that seems way better and it is family/close friends.

    i think in general i don't want to travel over an hour from my house at 36 weeks pregnant so i am being whiney about this whole thing. but i also don't want a sprinkle when we have our second. 

  • i think if the mother to be is not planning it and someone is throwing it for her, it's nice. i would hope it would just be close family and friends and if they want to show their love with a sprinkle, tinkle, diaper fiesta, whatever, then eh whatever, doesn't bother me.

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    i think if the mother to be is not planning it and someone is throwing it for her, it's nice. i would hope it would just be close family and friends and if they want to show their love with a sprinkle, tinkle, diaper fiesta, whatever, then eh whatever, doesn't bother me.

    I agree.  The only time I've been to one is if there was a situation.  Twins or a long time between kids.  But if it's small and it's not from the mother to be...I think it's fine. 

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    image lachute:

    tacky or not?

    i just was invited to one, i went to their actual shower less then three years ago. i was more then happy to buy this kid a present when they were born but now the sprinkle makes me cringe.


    the word sprinkle in reference to liquid bothers me.  it sounds very close to tinkle

    That word above makes me twitch. Especially when adults use it (and they aren't in the company of children or talking to children). 

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    image lachute:

    tacky or not?

    i just was invited to one, i went to their actual shower less then three years ago. i was more then happy to buy this kid a present when they were born but now the sprinkle makes me cringe.


    the word sprinkle in reference to liquid bothers me.  it sounds very close to tinkle

    That word above makes me twitch.

  • If it's a really small affair I guess it's ok.  I would be irritated if I just went to a baby shower for that person within the past few years though.  I also wouldn't spend a lot.  I would get a pack of diapers and a cute onesie and call it a day.  Also if you don't feel like traveling I see nothing wrong with just sending a gift or making a date with the mom to be to visit after both of your babies are born.  
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  • Uh oh--I think Im in the minority on this one. Ive also never heard of a diaper party, and would feel a little weird requesting diapers from family and friends.

    However, I actually dont mind the idea of a sprinkle (although I admit that the name leaves a little to be desired). I suppose I see baby showers as not just a gift event, but also a time for family and friends to celebrate a milestone in someone's life, celebrate a new baby, celebrate a healthy pregnancy etc.  It seems reasonable to me to celebrate all those things every time they happen because it doesnt get less special or less exciting or less miraculous the second or third time. Im not particularly keen on registering a second time and ASKING for gifts but I really wouldnt have a problem being invited to a celebration for a second baby.

    Okay, feel free to commence thinking Im tacky. 


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  • i think a meet the baby post having the baby party would be better to celebrate then sprinkles.
  • I hate them and threatened my family with bodily harm if they even thought about one. 

    I just hate the thought of anyone feeling even a twinge of an obligation to bring me a present, even if it is just diapers, when everyone was SO generous at my wedding and 1st baby showers

    The last thing I felt like doing after the kiddos were born was having a "meet the baby" party

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