MAKE A PLAN FOR BABY SHOWER
Friend or relative from the expectant couple can be plan for a baby shower.
Generally, the party should not host by the couple. This isn't proper shower
etiquette consideration. Usually mother become best friend, sister or mother
also can host the shower in honor of couple.
The first step in planning a baby shower is to set the date. There are no hard
and fast rules for the timing of a shower. Most of the time, they are held in
the last trimester or last month of pregnancy. In some cultures, such as Jewish
people, showers are often held after the baby is born.
You will need to make a guest list for the shower. Family and friends can get
together to finalize the list and be sure all important friends and family are
invited. You may want to contact siblings, parents and grandparents of the couple
well in advance of the date to be sure there are no conflicts and they can save
Once you have chosen the date and finalized the guest list, you can pick the
place to hold the event. Showers can be held in the home of the host or in a
restaurant. Some people hold the shower in the couple's home. This is a good
idea if they will be getting furniture and larger baby gear as gifts. The couple
won't have to haul all the gifts home if they are already in their own house.
You will need to purchase decorations and invitations for the baby shower.
These can be in a matching theme or pattern. Shop online or in party supply
stores to find a wide selection of decorations and invitations at a reasonable
price. Invitations can be handwritten or ordered from a printer.
You can also make printed invitations on your home computer. Be sure to send
the invitations a few weeks in advance to give guests time to respond and to
ensure a better turn out. If the mother to be is registered at a local store
or baby boutique, be sure to include this information in the invitations. Guests
will appreciate the tip.
Plan some games for the baby shower. I will be doing a separate blog on baby
shower game ideas later this week. Some people hate games at showers. However,
a few games are a time honored tradition at most showers. If the mother to be
doesn't like party games, plan just a few. (by by Pattie Hughes, Baby.Topresource.NET