Okay, I definitely see this as a horrible idea now lol. I appreciate all the honest responses. Someone suggested a park, that was always the plan but you have to have renters insurance to use a park around here so we were looking for another outdoor location (a friends house or field type place) but were coming up short. Others said my house, parking is an issue....but then some brilliant lady suggested doing an "open house" and that's an awesome idea!!!! I ran it by my bf and he likes the idea too! That was people will stagger and can carpool and parking won't be an issue.
Im due in a fee days and have had 4 people volunteer to throw me a baby shower but all of them had unforeseen events occur that made them have to back out, so I considered throwing one myself ( I should add it was always a meet the baby potluck vs a traditional shower since this is baby #2 and my last). But we decided that we would rather have money for diapers than invest money into a party. But I was just sitting here thinking about locations to just have a meet and greet and I was thinking the hospital might be perfect. Granted its not a planned time and date but, we could still have the meet and greet/potluck there. i don't have enough parking here or Id just host it at home.
Does this idea sound tacky or clever? It would mean buying just plates/cups/utensils and having zero seating though.