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10 Baby Shower Planning Tips


Baby showers are fun events. Planning any event can be stressful. Here are ten planning tips to help you plan a fun shower with little stress.

A few things to keep organized while you are planning your shower:

1. Create a guest list. Your guest list should include guest name & address.

2. Plan to have the shower 6-8 weeks before the baby is due. If mom to be has a difficult pregnancy or there is concern she may go into labor early then hold the shower 8-10 weeks before the baby is due.

3. Have your guests RSVP 1-2 weeks before the shower. If you need to submit a head count for catering or to a restaurant play it safe and request RSVP two weeks before the shower.

4. If you are planning to host the baby shower at a restaurant, make your reservation early. Check with the restaurant for the latest date to submit your guest number.

5. Mail out invitations at least 4-6 weeks before the shower.

6. To make things easier on the mom to be have thank you cards purchased and addressed with the guest list. If the shower has a theme you can coordinate the thank you cards with that theme. You can either print address labels from the guest list or have guests address the envelopes as they wait for mom to be to arrive.

7. Have activities planned. Baby shower games are a great way to break the ice among guests who may not know each other.

8. Purchase personalized baby shower favors at least 3 weeks in advance. You need to allow processing time & delivery time if favors will be shipped.

9. Purchase decorations up to a week in advance.

10. Keep in mind mom to be's personality when planning her baby shower. This shower is being hosted in her honor.



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