Here's What You Need To Know About Baby Showers

A Southern Mama takes manners very seriously, and baby showers are no exception. Whether you're the Mama-to-be, the new grandmother, or an attendee of the party, these etiquette rules cover everything from how to dress to appropriate gifts to the age-old question about who should be involved with the planning process. We turned to the authors of Being Dead Is No Excuse, Somebody Is Going To Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet and Some Day You'll Thank Me For This Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays for the do's and don'ts of celebrating new parents. One of Gayden's biggest pet peeves? Calling it a 'shower.' "I think that when you say shower today, it sends cold chills up peoples' spine. When you're having a party for a baby, you could say Welcome Baby or It's A Girl – you could say anything – except a 'shower'." She also says that it's not necessary to make a baby shower 'goofy' with party games; folks can gather to celebrate the mother-to-be with a glass of wine and some nice gifts, instead. Join these Southern etiquette experts as they go through the proper way to handle a baby shower.

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