Nothing warrants a more splendid occasion than celebrating the pending arrival of a new baby! If you’re having trouble planning a baby shower or just aren’t sure where to begin, check out these planning ideas to guide you on your way.
The first step to planning a baby shower is to decide who you want to invite. Some expectant mothers choose to have multiple baby showers as a way to accommodate both sides of the family, friends, and any other special guests. For example, you may allow your mother or the baby’s father’s mother to plan the family baby shower and have a friend or two to plan a shower for you and your favorite pals. You should plan to hold the baby shower at least one to two months prior to the baby’s due date. With that in mind, be sure to mail invitations to all guests you wish to attend at least two to three weeks before the event. Typically, baby showers are scheduled on the weekend so that guests may attend without having to worry about work obligations.
Perhaps the most crucial and exciting preparation you must perform is to register for gifts. Because a baby shower is centered around the opening of gifts, it is important to register at least a week or two before the invitations are mailed so that your guests will have adequate time to purchase what is needed. Be sure to register at two or more locations with items in a variety… Read the rest