In this day and age, there is no one person who is given the responsibility of planning this event. Instead, anyone close to the expecting mother may opt to throw her a baby shower. In that case, we understand that you would want this to be an amazing experience for her. That is because this would not only be a baby shower. But it would also give her an opportunity to celebrate the end of her pregnancy. Therefore we understand how overwhelming you may feel about planning this event.
Select a Date
We know that as the hostess you would be given the responsibility of planning the menu and selecting the baby shower invitation. But you still need to consult with the expectant mother about certain aspects of the party. One such aspect would be the date. That is because you need to make sure that the guest of honour would be able to attend. Furthermore, you also need to take into account her delivery date when selecting this date. That is because normally one doesn’t host a baby shower very early in the pregnancy. That is because there is a risk of miscarriage at this early stage. Furthermore, one also doesn’t wait until the last minute to host it. That is because at this point the expecting mother would be feeling very uncomfortable. Therefore you should ideally host it when she around 7 months along.
Create a Guest List
We know that sending out the invitation would be one of the first steps that you would have to take. But prior to taking this, you need to create a guest list. That is because you would select the venue according to the number of guests invited. However, you need to understand that you cannot create this guest list. Instead, it is something that the expectant mother and her partner would create. Therefore you need to inform them ahead of time you would need this list.
Select a Venue
Once you have a guest list you can then proceed to select a venue. Ideally, we would advise you to host this event in your own home. That is because you would not have to spend a fortune on a third party venue then. Furthermore, if it is during the summer season you can even host a garden event. But what if you don’t have space? In that case, you can opt to host it in a nearby hotel or restaurant. The best part about hosting it in a third party venue is that you won’t have much work. Someone else would serve the food and be in charge of clean up.Thus, with the help of this guide, you can easily plan this event.