Have you agreed to the exciting opportunity to host a baby shower for a dear friend, family member or coworker? It’s an exciting time for everyone, most especially the mother-to-be. There are so many options, themes and opportunities to welcome a new mother. Follow these suggestions from the professional party planners and you’ll have a wonderful event full of memories to last a life time for the new mother.
The first step in planning is to determine the date, invitation list and budget. Often several friends or co-workers will co-host. This lessens the financial burden for each. A private home or restaurant is often the most favorable venue. Once the date and guest list have been established either have invitations printed and mailed or select an eVite website to use. Let the guest know the venue, theme date and time of the event. If the mother-to-be has a gift registry, include this information on the invitation.
After a final head count of responses, begin to plan a menu for the event. Light salads and sandwiches together with a cake is the most appropriate. Decide on decorations and either paper products or dish ware for the food service. Often those cohosting will assist in either purchasing or preparing the food for the event.
Consider the fun games and activities that are so popular at baby showers. Have guests write words of wisdom on baby care for the new mother. She’ll certainly appreciate that. Don’t forget the father to be If this is not a couples shower, take advantage of the great deals offered by Groupon coupons and spring for a selection of cigars from JR Cigars for the father to be. It will certainly be appreciated. Designate one of the cohosts to keep a list of gifts for thank you notes. The mother to be will certainly appreciate this. Take plenty of pictures of the event which everyone will enjoy for years to come. Best of luck to you and the lucky mother to be.