I was invited to a baby shower next week. it’s an outdoor baby shower in the park. When I responded to the invite I didn’t realize how close the baby shower was and I also didn’t realize that it would be outside. All I knew was this is my sisters friends shower and I wanted to go. A week away in the winter it’s still going to be snowy and very cold. If I still get her a gift and give it to her at another time and do not attend the baby shower because of the weather would that be rude because of me RSVPing to it already?

Dear Anne,

I can’t believe that the hosts have not made other arrangements for a baby shower that was scheduled outdoors when the weather has been brutal. I don’t know what state you live in but the entire eastern half country has been experiencing snow and ice with freezing to subzero temperatures for most of the winter. I am fairly certain there is another reason why you don’t want to attend and if that is true, then don’t attend, however be kind enough to call or email the host to inform them you can not make it.
An RSVP response helps the host or hostess prepare accommodations, food and drink for guests so being kind enough to call or email to inform them of a change is the polite and considerate thing to do.

Good Luck & Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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