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 Baby Shower Planning




Want to make your baby shower more joyful and memorable!
Any party doesn't successful without a proper planning. So baby shower also require a careful planning. Below are some points that will help you to plan your party:

  1. Who will Host It
  2. Guests List
  3. Location
  4. Date and Time
  5. Theme
  6. Games
  7. Invitations
  8. Food and Drink

  1. Who will Host It
    It was considered that a family member should never host baby shower because the event centers on gift giving. Traditionally, it is arranged by a female friend of mother-to-be, who invites all the woman close to mother-to-be.

    But the time is changing idea about it are also changing. Now any one can host it. It can be a family member, a close friend or a co-worker.

  2. Guests List
    Prepare a list of guests, usually it's parents-to-be's closest friends, family members and co-workers.

    If it is a surprise party then you should do some research on who should attend the baby shower or who are closest to parents-to-be. But, if it not a surprise, then the parents-to-be can help you with guest list for who should invited.

    If it's not a couple's first baby then the list will be minimum compared to the first baby. The firstborn baby shower tend to have a larger number of guests, after all its their first time.

  3. Location
    Now you are with a list of guests. Now start thinking about location depending on number of guests. You can host it at your own home, at your favorite restaurant, rent a reception hall or have a picnic at a park.

    Most baby showers are held at the parent-to-be's house. Guests also tend to be more comfortable if the party's setting is at home.

    If you are planning to rent a hall then take care of these details while selecting it:

    1. Would this have capacity to hold your all guests?
    2. Is it available on your chosen date?
    3. Can you decorate prior to shower?
    4. Who is responsible for cleanup?
    5. What is the cost? What does it include?

    Just make sure that the location is not crowded and stressful to the mother-to-be.

  4. Date and Time
    Schedule a baby shower one to two months before the mom's due date. Also take in consideration the guests convenience. So an evening or weekend shower will work best.

    If you are planning a baby shower after the baby is born: This is the popular way to ensure every guest to see a newborn baby. But you have to wait at least one month after the baby is born.

  5. Theme
    A theme serves as an inspiration for decorations and games. It makes planning and preparation simpler and guests will enjoy the instant gift ideas that come with a theme. As it is related to baby make your theme childish.
    For party themes see Baby Shower Themes.

  6. Games
    Keep your guests entertained by adding games in your baby shower planning. Games add fun to your baby shower. But do not overwhelm your guests with activities; about 3 or 4 games are enough. You need time to open gifts, eat, talk to friends, talk to parents-to-be and give them some advice.
    For baby shower games go to Baby Shower Games.

  7. Invitations
    You can invite people by many ways like email, phone call and other. Invitation cards are the best and traditional way of invitation. Ready made invitation cards are available in gift shops and craft stores.
    Post the invitation cards 4 weeks before the party.
    Don't forget to include in invitation - how many games, party theme, require guests to bring at party in their invitation.
    For baby shower Invitations go to Baby Shower Invitations.

  8. Food and Drink
    Finger food, pastries are common to baby showers. If you don't want to prepare the food on yourself. You can give orders to bakeries and groceries. Many bakers and grocers make daily trays of vegetables, fruit or meats and cheeses. If the event is held during lunch or dinnertime, heavier meals will also be served. Decide your menu by considering the diet of mother-to-be. Your food should also reflect the party theme.

    While comes to drinks, remember to include non-alcoholic and decaffeinated alternatives by considering mother-to-be's helth.
    For baby shower Food recipies go to Baby Shower Food recipies.

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