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What are some baby shower ettiquette rules to follow?

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10/01/14

There are no specific set of do's and don'ts, but there are a few general rules of thumb.

• A baby shower typically lasts about 2-2.5 hours.

• Guests arrive.

• Greet them at the door.

• Welcome everyone there.

* Have each guest introduce themselves and how they know the expectant mother, or have the expectant mother introduce each guest, and how she knows each one.

• Serve any snacks or appetizers and beverages you have.

• Play 3-4 baby shower games. This helps the guests get to know each other and gets everyone into a "party" mood.

• Serve any main dishes and/or desserts or baby shower cake.

• Gather everyone around to watch the expectant mother open her gifts.

• Chat, have fun, eat more, giggle and laugh. Guests often chat awhile after gifts are opened, and then gradually they will begin to leave.

• As guests begin to leave, pass out your baby shower favors.

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