6 Steps to Planning Your Baby Shower

6 Steps To Planning Your Baby Shower

Who doesn't get excited when a baby is on the way? Your friends and family will most certainly get that undeniable thrill when the announcement is made and soon plans get underway to celebrate the baby’s arrival.  So, now it’s time to have a blast with a baby shower party!

Planning a baby shower can be really fun. It’s your time to shine and create the party you’ve always wanted. Choose to either go traditional or put a little humor to your event. Think about your theme and unleash your creativity. The main goal is simply to make your baby shower an unforgettable and fun experience for everyone.

To get started, use these 6 Steps to Planning Your Baby Shower

  1. Be prepared
    Plan ahead of time. It is best to hold baby showers either on the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy.
     
  2. Look for a perfect location.
    You can opt to have your house or backyard as your event area. If you have an bigger budget,  scout for convenient party places which can hold your guests; such as, a local hotel or restaurant banquet room.
     
  3. Set the right date and time
    Check with your closest friends and family members to determine their availability, and schedule your event for a time that would easily fit within their schedule.
     
  4. Think of the perfect theme
    There are hundreds of baby shower themes that you can choose from. Once you've decided yours, search for free on-line printables.  Include matching shower favors as memorable take home gifts for your guests.
     
  5. Surprise her
    To make the party more momentous for the mom-to-be, host a surprise baby shower for the guest of honor. Consult her close friends and relatives when preparing your guest list.
     
  6. Impress with invitations
    Send out invitations at least three weeks before the event. Match your invitations with the theme of the party itself. Be sure that the invitations contain all vital information like date, time and  location; and include a note about where you signed up for the baby registry.  Be creative in designing your invitations.

AND most of all, HAVE FUN!


above:  example of a 'yellow' themed or 'baby duck' themed baby shower.

Resources:
TimeFlyzTimers.com  Event countdown timers make a fun addition to your Baby Shower Announcements.

Duck Baby printable shower invitation.  

Duckling party favor frames.  Great for baby's picture and birth information

Tissue Paper Pom Poms.  If you're crafty, follow this tutorial and make your own.

Candy Buffet.  Baby showers are sweet, so what could be more fitting than creating a candy buffet in colors of the baby shower theme!? 

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