Baby Shower Planning Checklist
Expectant mothers are usually excited when a baby shower is planned for them. Therefore having a good plan for the day will make it, even more, fun for the guests and the hosts. It is common for friends and relatives to arrange for a surprise baby shower for the expectant mother. Maybe it is your first time planning an event with a relatively high number of people. 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. This ‘s not hard as there are so many party themes you can adopt for the 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. Guest list making is made by getting a suggestion from other hosts to ensure no one is left out. Then you will proceed to write a simple invitation notes giving the details of the event. Such as the theme of the event, venue, date and time.
Estimation of expenses and sourcing of money for the baby shower is next item on the checklist. The objective is to have a breakdown of all items need for the baby shower and the respective quantities and price. This may require a meeting with other party planners to avoid either overestimating or underestimating guests by a huge margin. Nowadays invites visitors are courteous enough to apologize if they will not be able to attend the baby shower making knowing the number of people coming easily to predict.
After the budget is approved the next step is going shopping for the items on the list. Excellent baby shower planning requires creating a storage space for foodstuffs that can be stored for days without going bad or having an awful taste. It is also essential to decorate the venue to match the baby shower theme in real time to avoid decorating when guests start arriving.
Many people assume that a baby shower checklist ends when the guests arrive at the party. However this is not accurate. It is necessary for the hosts to clean up the venue after the party and assist in drafting of thank you 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.