How do I politely say No kids on my baby shower invitations??
Don't get me wrong I like kids! And it may seem early to ask this question but I am in a postition of having to plan early because of the venue.
On my side of the family there are only two new babies. But my husbands side there are tons of kids. And most of them are between 3 and 12. I was going over the guest list and there would be 24 children! Almost as many kids as there will be adults. Also his cousins are not known for their parenting skills. So I can expect to have them running all over.
I don't want to have to provide activities and childcare. My sister is hosting it and I don't feel she should have to do this. Baby showers are expensive enough. I am also thinking about the clean up after 24 children! Not to mention the distraction of 24 kids running underfoot, crying, fighting, and getting into things.
The sad thing is this wouldn't even be a problem if my husbands side of the family had better parenting skills but I have been to plenty of their parties to know what it's like and they are constantly having parties.
I looked online and I found a couple sites that say the correct wording is "Adults Only Shower" but I want people with small babies to know they are welcome to bring them. How should I word that?
Would it be ok to say "Adults Only Shower. Please arrange a sitter for older children" Or should I just say Nursing Babies Welcome?