Baby Shower Tips and Tricks: Free Baby Shower Planning Checklist
Download your free Free Baby Shower Planning Checklist.
1-2 Months Prior to the Baby Shower
- Talk to Mommy-To-Be and decide on the date for the baby shower
- Choose a location for the shower, and call for a reservation if necessary
- Pick a baby shower theme and order baby shower invitations
- Decide who will be invited and create a guest list with addresses
- Plan the baby shower games
- Start a grocery list of food and drinks you plan to serve or call and make arrangements with a caterer.
2-3 Weeks Prior to the Baby Shower
- Finalize the menu
- Send out your invitations and remember to include directions
- Order the cake
- Order baby shower decorations (banners, balloons, streamers, diaper cakes) and games
- Order baby shower favors and game winner prizes
One Week Prior to the Baby Shower
- Gather chairs and tables – Make sure you have a comfortable chair for the Mommy-To-Be
- If you requested your guests to RSVP, make a final count and confirm reservations. Call those who have yet to RSVP
- Charge your camera battery or purchase disposable cameras for the guests to take pictures during the shower
- Begin to clean and prepare your house
The Day Before the Baby Shower
- Review the games and make sure you know how they are played
- Pick up the cake and any last minute food items (ice)
- Chill the beverages
THE BIG DAY!
- Have your balloons inflated. You might want to place some at important turns to help guide guests to your house
- Have a notebook handy to keep track of the gifts
- Set out the beverages, glasses and ice
- Set out the food
- Greet your guests with a smile
- Enjoy the party, you’ve worked hard and deserve it!
Organization is Key!
It’s quite overwhelming when you are going to organize a baby shower – there’s usually so much to do and so little time to do it, plus you just never know if the little Bundle of Joy is going to wait to make his/her appearance. Normally a baby shower is planned 1-2 months prior to the celebration but even those last minute showers can be pulled off without a hitch IF you are organized.
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