Provided byModern Mom
By: Pam Gaulin
Cute baby showers are ones that use creative ideas in unusual ways through games, food and party decorations. Plus, they all have to be focused on the main event: the baby. Create a baby shower that people will be talking about for weeks to come ... Make a guest list, including the expecting mother’s friends, coworkers and relatives. Decide whether young children will be invited, and whether the shower will be for women only. If the shower is a surprise, solicit the input of the expectant mother’s significant other, her siblings or her parents to help with the guest list.
Pick a location that’s large enough for the number of invitees. An intimate shower can be hosted comfortably in someone’s home. Larger showers may be hosted in private rooms at restaurants. Very large showers may need to be hosted at a local banquet hall.
Plan to have the shower seven to eight weeks before the baby’s due date. Be flexible with the date and work with various location options if you can’t get the date you want on the first try. Consult with the couple or with the couple’s parents when choosing the date to lessen the chance of scheduling conflicts.
Mail the invitations six to eight weeks before the shower to give guests ample time to shop and save the date. Include an RSVP postcard in the invitation, as well as a phone number and email address guests can use to RSVP or ask questions.
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About the Author
Pam Gaulin is a professional writer and with a B.A. in Journalism. She writes B2B and B2C content for the automotive, credit card, party planning/wedding and home improvement industries. Previously she edited a K-12 database used by U.S. school libraries. She served as an editor for a library reference book and as an arts and entertainment editor for a major weekly newspaper