A baby shower is said to be one of the most exciting things for the mother to be, other than of course having her new baby.
Planning a baby shower can become quite overwhelming for the mother to be, so it is a good idea if a family member or a friend helps her out. Or better yet plan it for her. A surprise party is always a fun thing to have for her, at least for the person who is receiving the surprise.
Since the planning of the baby shower, in general, can be an overwhelming process for the person who is planning the party. That is why it is always a good idea to get help from as many people that are willing to help you.
But for the one planning the shower, guess what, there is a lot of work for you to do. (Check out a detailed baby shower check list here)
What are the steps you will have to take to plan a great baby shower? And how will you use them to help you plan a great event?
Step 1: Shower etiquette
This is all of the things you need to do or have done at and for the baby shower. For example, what type of invitations will you have and when should you send them out to the guest?
Step 2: Plan the theme of the party
The theme is the common items you have throughout the party. It is a good idea to find out what the mother likes and do your best to follow her wishes. Need ideas? Look below.
Step 3: Choose the type of decorations you plan on using.
It is a good idea to keep consistent with the theme you’ve chosen for the shower. You can find any decorations imaginable online.
Step 4: Find a location for the shower
You can have it at a family member’s house, a friend’s house, the local community center or a restaurant.
Step 5: Send the invitations
Be sure to send any party invitations out two to three weeks before the shower. This is to ensure that all of the guests receive their invitations promptly.
Step 6: Decide what you will have on the menu for the shower
Are you going to have potluck, cook all of the food yourself, or have it catered? Which every way works best for your budget is the way you should choose.
Step 7: Choose favors that will fit the shower
Also, they help most guest love to feel appreciated. And a cute themed favor can do it.
Step 8: Check Registry
Check to make sure the mother to be is registered at a registry to ensure she can get the items she needs for her little one that is on the way. She can register and most department stores, baby specialty stores or supermarts type of stores.
In conclusion, the main purpose of a baby shower is to ensure that the mother to be has a great time. And hopefully receive all of the items she needs to help with her new little one, once he or she arrives.