Whether you have a close friend, coworker, or a family member having a baby soon, you may find yourself in the lead role of planning her baby shower. First off, do not get overwhelmed. It can be a big task to complete, but you will have a lot of fun in the process-not to mention that your friend or loved one will appreciate it immensely. So, here are the basics, the ins and outs, of planning the perfect baby shower:
Find a Theme – This may be the most challenging part of planning a baby shower. You may want to come up with a cute theme. Remember that a theme can even include color combinations, like blue and yellow for a boy or pink and purple for a girl. While those are the most common, it can be anything you want. If you are having a hard time coming up with a good theme, ask your friend. She may have a great idea in mind.
Find a Location – Depending on your budget for the baby shower, you could choose to have the event in your own home, at a local restaurant, or make it a little more extravagant by having it in a local venue. However, before you can pick a location, you will need to get the guest list from your loved one. After all, you need to make sure there will be ample room for all the invited guests.
Invitations – Once you have the theme chosen, the guest list, and the location booked, you can then send out the invitations. Again, depending on your budget, you can make them yourself or use a printing company.
Baby Shower Gifts – On the invitation, you may want to divide groups of the guests to bring certain types of gifts. For instance, you can assign a few people things like diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials. Have others bring the non-essentials, the things every new mommy would love to own, like baby ties for a little boy or little dresses and shoes for a baby girl.
Planning the perfect baby shower is easy, fun, and worthwhile. It will take a lot of work, but it will turn out beautifully. What better way to welcome a baby into this world than by orchestrating a wonderful baby shower for your friend or loved one, a baby shower full of good food, fun presents, and the best company.