Baby Shower Planning Checklist
Expectant mothers are usually excited when a baby shower is planned for them. The best baby showers have hosts who took their time to come up with the most creative plans. In many cultures close friends and relatives are the ones in charge of planning a baby shower. Many people freak out when ask to plan for a baby shower. The following are steps aimed to help first-timers plan real baby showers.
The first thing you should consider is the theme of the party. The good thing about this step is the diversity of them available to use in a baby shower. The idea is to find a theme that the expectant mother and the guests find to be creative. Jungle theme is among the widely used themes in baby showers.
The next step making of the guest list and drafting the invitation notes. This may involve consultation with the expectant mother to find out persons she would like to attend the party. The invitation notes wording should be as brief as possible offering only the essential information such where the baby shower is being held and the time.
After sending invitations notes, you estimate how many guests are likely to show up for the baby shower. This will help in making a budget regarding the drinks and foodstuff to be offered to the guests’ expenses. The idea is to anticipate the number of guests who a likely to show up minimizing the error margin to be as low as possible. This can be done with follow-ups where the invitations notes required the guests to confirm that they will be coming, for example by sending a text message.
After the budget is approved the next step is going shopping for the items on the list. It is always advisable to buy and stock party supplies and avoid last minute rush to the supermarkets, unless the item is highly perishable. It is also essential to decorate the venue to match the baby shower theme in real time to avoid decorating when guests start arriving.
Your work as the baby shower planner does not end when the guest goes home. Some of the tasks that you as the baby shower planner should do after the party has ended are: cleaning up the venue by disposing off decoration materials and assisting in writing of gratitude notes. Guest wants to feel appreciated for sparing their time and buying gifts, this is achieved by sending thanks, notes to all persons who were present during the baby shower.