Mom Will Only Let People Into Her Baby Shower if They Have a Wristband -- Proving They Brought a Gift

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Anyone who has had a baby shower thrown for them knows that it can feel stressful and overwhelming, but seeing all of those sweet, sweet baby gifts from friends and family certainly helps. Even though it's not supposed to be about presents, each gift adds up to offset everything mom-to-be needs to buy, but one woman is taking things to the extreme and wrote that she'll only let people into her shower if they bring her a gift.

  • The woman sent out a tweet that said that she's only letting guests in if they have a wristband and there's only one way to get a band.

    In a tweet republished on The Shade Room on Instagram, the mom explained that for her baby shower, guests have to bring a gift to get a wristband and then only guests who have a wristband will get to go to her party.

    "Whoever has a wristband on gets a plate; no wristband, no food," she wrote. "Cause wtf you coming to a baby shower for with no gift? To see me open everyone else gift and eat!" she joked.

    "The point of it is to shower my baby with gift not freeload," she continued. "My mama said I'm petty."

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  • Online, some people thought the mom was a genius.


    "I think it’s smart. Ppl can still come by if they want to show love n congratulate, but they ain’t gonna eat / drink for free with no gift," one person wrote in the comments. "These kind of parties are an investment, the end goal is to profit n be set with everything they might need. So this system is genius."

    And someone else agreed that if you don't bring something you shouldn't come. "You shouldn't want to come to a baby shower empty handed any ways .. if I'm broke I'm not coming period," another woman wrote.

    "You hate to see it 😂😂😂 but na this facts everybody who saying this wrong are the same ones who attending the baby showers or kids party with NO gift in hand," a third person commented.

  • But other people thought the tweet was a bad look.


    One person agreed that even though the mom had a point, not everyone can afford to give a gift. "It’s petty but I see her point," the woman wrote. "But she’s worried about gifts instead of ppl coming to just support her. People have bills and lives first so sometimes that week they don’t have it and they still wanna show love."

    Another person thought the mom was missing the point of a shower. "Well a baby shower is to CELEBRATE the new life coming NOT to receive gifts....seems like you aren't ready for the baby yourself...." she wrote.

    Someone else agreed that you shouldn't be using your shower to get gifts. "If you depending on the baby shower to have things for your baby then you don’t need to be having a baby. HONESTLY," she wrote.

    It just goes to show you that when it comes to attending a baby shower, if you can afford to play it safe, a gift card never hurts! 

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