>> Oct 10, 2015
Planning a baby shower can be more exhausting and harder than you have initially thought. However, if you spend some time planning out everything beforehand, and if you have a handy baby shower checklist to follow, it will be easier and you will have more time to focus on enjoy the party.
Who Are You Going To Call?
Even though you would like to share your happiness and joy with everyone, you should still come up with a guest list, as you cannot host everyone. Though, try to include family and close friends, so that nobody who is important does not get offended. However, be sure to invite people whom you like, because you can expect more interesting presents, and you will have a better time as well.
Choose the Topic of Your Party
Hosting a baby shower does not mean that it should be blank and uninteresting. Try to look into many different baby shower themes, so that you can put together something you would enjoy. Furthermore, it will be so that you can create a higher sense of festivity, and that people can have more ideas on orienting for the right present to bring you. Though, try to keep it in control, and do not shoot for the stars immediately.
Hold the Party Somewhere
If you have a big enough budget, it will be possible to rent out a venue and to have more fun. But, you have to make sure that you do not go overboard as you could end up having to pay a lot more than you have planned for. Be sure to check prices before you decide to hold your baby shower somewhere else. And, if you are going to use the local park so that you can be outside, make sure to ask around if you need a permit or not, so that you do not have any collisions with authority.
Plan out The Menu
Decide whether you would like to have catering or if you would rather enjoy something homemade. But, do not rely on your own opinion only, be sure to ask your friends and family as well, and if nothing else, you can have them help you out with baking. Though every great menu should come with wine specials as well, so that everyone could have a good time. And, on the bright side, a glass of wine can be delightful after all the excitement and fun.
Come Up With a Baby Shower Agenda
Although it should be a simple get-together, you should not neglect the fact that people will get bored soon enough if they are not entertained. You will have to organize some games and party activities which will have a logical coherence. The most important thing is to establish a natural and fun flow of things to do, so that guests do not leave as soon as they have arrived. Though, make sure that transitions are not forced and that you give time for each activity so that all of you can have fun.
At the end, baby showers usually do not last more than a couple of hours, but it could last a whole eternity if you do not figure out a way for everyone to have fun. Make sure that memory you gain that day is not a sour one. Keep in mind that everyone is coming over to have a great time, and to enjoy a few drinks and some delicious food, and most importantly to celebrate the fact that you are going to have a baby soon enough.