If you have offered to host a baby shower for a friend or relative, get ready for a fun and rewarding experience! While there is a lot of work involved in planning a baby shower celebration, the end result is well worth the effort. Here are a few things you can do to host the perfect shower for someone close to you.
Sending invitations in advance is imperative if you want people to be able to come to your party, but you don’t want to send them out so early that your guests forget about the event by the time it arrives. The ideal time to get invites in the mail is about four weeks before the shower is to be held.
Keep in mind that invitations should match the overall theme of the shower, so be sure to consult with the expecting mother to determine whether you should purchase an owl party invitation design for an animal-themed shower or if she would prefer some other design.
People love to snack on food and treats at baby showers, so make sure you have plenty available for your guests. To eliminate messes and reduce cleanup time, finger foods like sandwich sliders, cupcakes and cookies are recommended.
Giving your guests a small gift as they leave is the perfect way to help them remember the occasion long after it ends. Gifts can be as simple as a small bag of candy or as thoughtful as a customized notebook.
Everyone loves baby shower games, so take some time in advance to plan fun games that will involve everyone. Baby-themed game cards and games that involve designing the cutest onesie are great choices.
Make it easier for your honoree to send thank you cards to all of the baby shower attendees by assigning someone to write down the name of each guest and the gift they brought.
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