She’d Perfected Her Baby Shower Plans and Paid for Everything, but then Her Boyfriend’s Mom Started Making Last-Minute Demands and Threatened to Pull a No-Show

A heavily pregnant woman recently went online to ask if she’d been wrong to deny her boyfriend’s mom’s late requests for extra invites to her baby shower. Here’s her story.

She was nearly due

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“I’m less than a month away from my baby shower date,” the 23-year-old, who was 32 weeks pregnant, explained.

The shower was long planned

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“I’ve been planning this baby shower since I was 10 weeks pregnant, along with my mom, my stepdad, and my boyfriend’s mom. I did not leave my boyfriend’s mom out of anything.”

She’d gotten a good price

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The woman then explained that because she worked in a hotel, she’d been able to book one of their event rooms at a discounted price rather than forking out for an expensive venue.

They wanted to keep it small

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The room she’d booked held about 40 people. She’d asked her boyfriend if he wanted to invite anyone, and he’d kept it very simple, saying he only wanted his mom, sister, brother, and one of his cousins there.

She added a few names

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But the woman didn’t want her boyfriend to feel like it was only her friends at the party, so she secretly invited some of his friends and also included his grandparents on the guest list.

They’d all confirmed

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Three months before the baby shower, the woman sent out her invitations, and most of them quickly RSVP’d to say they’d be there. Eventually, there were 44 guests confirmed.

Everything was arranged

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The woman then explained that her family was shouldering most of the cost of the shower, paying for the room, the catering, the decorations, and any game prizes.

Her boyfriend’s mom piped up

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There were now only a few weeks to go, and everything was in place. But then the woman’s boyfriend’s mom started making a lot of requests.

She wanted more guests

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She kept asking the woman if she could invite this friend and that friend. She said that they’d all invited her to their daughters’ baby showers in the past, and so she felt obliged to do the same.

On top of that, she started asking for more of her family to be invited—her sister and her niece.

The woman reacted

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The woman was reaching her wit’s end. She pointed out that inviting all these extra people would put the room over capacity, and besides, the catering (which was per head) was already paid for.

Her boyfriend’s mom wasn’t happy

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The woman said that her boyfriend’s mom had responded to being told no by threatening to not come to the baby shower at all.

Was she wrong?

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Unsure of whether she was being unfair to her boyfriend’s mom, the woman asked the online community for their thoughts.

The internet responded

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The internet supported the woman and offered some practical advice. “It’s too late to add to the guest list,” said one. “The room is at capacity, and the catering is set. If she wants to hold a secondary event at her own cost, maybe let her do that and invite whoever she wants, not as a shower but as a celebration.”

“The venue has a limit. You need to keep your group within that limit, particularly as an employee of the company. You don’t want to potentially jeopardize your employment status by going over the maximum occupancy.”

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