A thread in third tri got me thinking of how my shower was really disappointing, and made me wonder how most showers go. Did you think yours was a success or failure? Did people surprise you in positive ways, or disappoint? ... My MIL threw me a shower, and only got 3 RSVPs. I mentioned the shower to all the invited guests on Facebook, early enough to make sure they could ask off from work if they needed, in case my MIL took a while with the invitations (she didn't, however, she got them out in plenty of time). Of those 3 who RSVP'd, the most excited person who RSVP'd first, didn't show up. Funny thing was, she was supposed to be bringing a gift with her from a mutual friend who she works with, who told me she couldn't make it. Don't know what ever happened to that gift, but I feel bad for my friend who purchased it that she wasted her money. I don't know if she'll mail it or not. Another girl told me several times she was coming, but didn't officially RSVP, and didn't show up. Only 2 people I knew came, sisters who drove together. I definitely appreciated them coming, when nobody else could be bothered. My MIL must have panicked when nobody was RSVP'ing because she wound up inviting several ladies she knew from church, who were so kind to come to a baby shower for me, who they didn't even know. It really puts things into perspective, when total strangers will show up with little notice, to support you and celebrate with you, but friends you've known for years can't be bothered to even acknowledge the invitations.