Video:Tips for Organizing a Baby Showerwith Yasmin & Abby
A baby shower is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to celebrate your pregnancy, but it can be tricky to organize. Here's a video with tips for planning a baby shower.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Organizing a Baby Shower
Hi, I'm Abby Gemino - and I'm Yasmin de Joya-Pagal - with Forevery Occasion in Surrey, British Columbia, for About.com. In this video, you will receive tips for organizing a baby shower. We will provide you with the basic planning, organizing and coordinating instructions for a successful event!
Baby Shower Planning Tips
- Start planning the baby shower in the 5th or 6th month of Mommy-to-be's pregnancy.
- Create your guest list.
- Determine your budget. This will be a driving factor for the baby shower's venue, menu and party supplies.
- Choose a date and location for the baby shower. Traditionally baby showers are held at the host's home; however, they can be held at restaurants.
- Choose a theme for the baby shower. Some like to use the baby's nursery theme or the colors pink or blue if the baby's sex is known.
- Plan out the menu if you are hosting the shower in your home. If the shower is held at a restaurant, the guests are usually expected to pay for their own meal.
- Order a cake. Usually, the cake is the centerpiece of the desserts, so it is a nice touch to have the cake match the shower's theme.
- Plan a few fun games to play throughout the event. Simple prizes are always appreciated.
- Make a list of things you will need to purchase for the baby shower.
- Send invitations with at least four weeks notice for your guests. Remember to add a RSVP date, which is usually 1 week prior to the shower.
- Create a "to do" list for the day of the baby shower. This will keep you organized with all the little details, like picking up the cake and flowers.
- During the baby shower, give each guest a thank you card envelope to write their address. Collect the envelopes and later give them to Mommy-to-be along with the blank thank you cards. This will be one less thing Mom-to-be will have to worry about when writing her thank you's.
- Before the gift opening, designate one guest to take detailed notes of the presents. It will be easier for Mom-to-be to remember these details when writing out her thank you cards.
- Give each guest a party favor at the end of the baby shower as a token of appreciation for being a part of the special occasion. These can be as simple as chocolate and candies wrapped in cellophane.
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