Planning a baby shower for a dear friend or family member is the sweetest honour that one can get. Making the event special can be a daunting task, so here is a list that will help you get organised and it make the day extra nice for your loved one.
Select a date and time.
Consult with the mum-to-be to come up with a date and time for her party. Most baby showers are held when the mom-to-be is about six to seven months pregnant so the cute belly shows and she is still comfortable.
Get the guest-list, venue and budget ready.
Once the guest list and the budget is ready, you can plan choose a venue and start thinking about the food you’d like to serve. Hosting a shower in your home is intimate, but if the guest list is large, or you have a bigger budget, consider a nearby hotel or restaurant. A hotel or a restaurant means the setup, catering, and cleanup will be managed by their staff, so you can sit and enjoy the event.
Send the invitations.
Be it a Physical invite, an Email or a Whatsapp invite or a Facebook event, the guests should receive their invites about six weeks before the party. That way they’ll have plenty of time to reserve the date, RSVP, shop for gifts, and generally be planned for the event.
Menu & Decor & The Perfect Baby Shower Dress.
Have these things sorted out at least 2-3 weeks before the day of the party. Purchase decorations and plan the venue layout before hand so there is no confusion on the day of the event. Finalise the menu, and see if your caterer can make mini versions as they are cute yet are practical. Plan a fun cake with the mum-to-be’s favourite flavour. You can also help the Mum-To-Be rock the party by helping her choose a baby shower dress for the occasion.
Have a plan.
Most showers include games, gift opening, eating, and drinking. The key is organising these activities to create a fun flow that keeps guests entertained and engaged. Give guests 15 to 20 minutes to arrive and offer drinks to people as they come through the door. Once everyone is there, start the activities followed by food.
Pick up return-gifts.
A return gift is a simple way to thank your guests for attending, and it doesn’t have to be extravagant. One approach is to stick to your theme. A take-home bags of candy or homemade chocolates are a never fail option. Scented soaps, candles, or bubble bath are also loved party favours.
Once the baby shower is done, you can help the mum-to-be get ready for the baby’s arrival.
After all, she needs all the help she can get!