Few things are more exciting in life than getting ready for the arrival of your first baby. From purchasing the first bag of tiny newborn diapers to planning your baby shower theme, there are so many things to do before the little one arrives. Although someone else will ideally be hosting your baby shower for you, it is important to give them insights on your preferred theme, guest list and other pertinent details. If you really want fire truck invitations or a certain appetizer, for example, be sure to let the host of your baby shower know.
As important as it is to know what you should do as your baby shower approaches, it is equally important to know what you shouldn’t do. Here are a few common baby shower faux pas to avoid as your party approaches.
Don’t make the mistake of sending an electronic baby shower invite to all of your contacts on Facebook. This will make it seem like you are only interested in getting as many gifts as possible. Make your party more intimate, by limiting your guest list to close friends, family members and coworkers.
While you may need big-ticket items like a stroller and crib, putting expensive things like this on your registry can create the impression of greediness. Put reasonably-priced items on your registry, then let your parents or siblings know which big-ticket items you want if they have offered to purchase a more expensive gift for you.
Unless it is commonplace in your area, don’t throw a baby shower for each of your babies. You can still have a party with family and close friends to celebrate the arrival of each new addition, but make it a smaller, more casual occasion than a formal shower.
It may be tempting to send thank you emails to all of your guests, but don’t make this impersonal mistake. A hand-written thank you note is still expected by most people and is a thoughtful gesture.
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"I was hesitant ordering an invitation online. I was very pleased to receive the order before it was due and was incredibly happy with the invitation. I will definitely be ordering from Tiny Prints in the future."
"I loved this invitation for my daughter's first birthday. It was feminine without being too girly. I loved how i could customize the layout to suit the event. I wish there were a few more font colors to choose from, but overall it was money well spent. Good quality card, crisp lines, the colors stood out. I would definitely shop at tinyprints again."
"What a beautiful design - my son loved the fire truck with his picture - quality of the print was, as always, amazing. Would have been nice to have a little more space for text, and maybe some other color options as some didnt look nice on the blue background, but in the grand scheme of it all, those are minor points. options to personlized with picture and edging was great. Most importantly, this design came with mutliple other products - thank you cards, to/from stickers etc... which i always love as it seamlessly pulls a theme together (nothing worse than having different invites, thank you cards, stickers etc...) Delivery was very quick, a little expensive to Europe, but nevertheless the quality was worth it."
"My son loves tractors, so for his second birthday we decided to have a construction party. This invitation was perfect. It was great quality and simple enough for a two year old. Tiny prints shipped quick and they arrived before their expected delivery. I will definitely order again!"