I’m invited to a baby shower next month, hosted by a good friend who just happens to be a multi-billionaire. With a B. The shower is for her daughter who is due in March.
The venue in the city is a roof top with a view and if the shower is anything like the incredible wedding they pulled off two years ago, I’m doomed. Try picking out a wedding gift from a registry that has $1200/place setting china!!! One tea cup please. Hold the saucer.
Now, at the baby shower, it’s going to be pretty hard to be the one who brings a $9.95 baby blanket from Target when the other guests (many celebs and otherwise well-known peeps) are setting out huge bags from Baby Bergdorf.
I’ve never ever been made to feel poor by my friend (she and her husband both grew up of modest means and stay true to those values) but but but when at an occasion like this, when surrounded by so much wealth, it’s hard to be the church mouse.
I can’t decide if I should accept or decline the invite. I’m inclined to regret then send a present once the baby is born, maybe something monogrammed or maybe I knit or needlepoint a personalized gift. That’s more my style. I can’t imagine the moment at the shower when the mom-to-be asks “who sent THIS?” 😬
I have some time to think about my decision. Meanwhile, I’m waiting to get an AOK text from Mr. EOS who is in RI undergoing a colonoscopy. Fun times!