Baby showers are a lot of work to organize, but if you take it one step at a time, you’ll see that it’s easier than you think and a lot of fun too! Here are some tips for planning a baby shower that’s remembered for all the right reasons, and fun for all of the guests!
The Guest List is One of the Most Important Parts of Planning Baby Showers
Don’t try to come up with the guest list on your own. Ask the mother-to-be’s close family members and friends for names of people who absolutely must be invited to the shower. If the shower will not be a surprise, then feel free to run the guest list by the mother-to-be as well, to guarantee that she’ll be happy with it. Keep in mind that you don’t want this to feel like work for the mother-to-be. Wait until you’ve done all of your homework to include absolutely everyone you can on your own before asking the guest of honour to review it. This way, all she’ll have to do is skim it over quickly, rather than having to expend her energy on brainstorming for names.
Figure Out Where to Host the Baby Shower and Set the Date
Once you know how many people will be attending, it’s time to figure out where you’ll host the shower. If you have a very large guest list, consider renting a hall or restaurant space for the party. On the other hand, if the guest list is smaller, hosting the shower at the home of a close family member or friend is a great money saver and makes for a more intimate setting.
Next, you have to finalize the date! Ask the mother-to-be for options that work for her, then confirm which of those dates will work for important guests such as her grandmothers and best friends. Based on their feedback, choose the date that works best.
Send Out the Invitations
Try to give the guests as much notice as possible. Even 2 months notice is not too much. Many people have their work schedules or vacations planned far in advance – by giving the guests plenty of notice you maximize the chance that they’ll be able to attend.
The Final Details of Planning Baby Showers
Now that you have the big items figured out, the guest list, location, and date, it’s time to sort out the details. Figure out what kind of food and beverages you’ll be serving at the baby shower. Spend some time figuring out how you’d like to decorate the baby shower party space where you’ll be hosting the party too. And lastly, don’t forget to decide on some keepsakes to give the guests as thanks for attending.
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