Who should throw the baby shower?
Anyone except the mum and dad to be. Traditionally it is not supposed to be a relative. We suggest this rule be ignored though. Anyone from a relative to a close friend
should feel fine about planning a baby shower.
When should the baby shower be held?
The baby shower should be held before the baby is born. Anytime after the first 12 weeks is fine but they are usually held towards the end of the pregnancy. It’s always nicer when mum-to-be is sporting a big bump.
Consult the expectant parents before setting a date. You may also want to check with the couples parents also before setting the date. It would be very disappointing if the future grandparents couldn’t make it.
Who should be invited to the baby shower?
Consult with other guests and the guest of honour before finalising the guest list so that she is happy with everyone on the list and that no important is left out.
What kind of invitations should I use?
You can send the traditional themed invitation, either through mail or e-mail. Include who, what, where, when and RSVP instructions. If the mum is registered anywhere for baby gifts, you should also mention this. Or you can offer the registry information when guests reply.
When should I send the invitations?
Try and send the invitation in plenty of time so that guests have at least a few weeks’ notice. This will allow them enough time to set aside the date and get a nice gift.
What should we do at the baby shower?
You may want a theme, but it is not a requirement.
You’ll need to serve food and drinks. Depending on the time of day, budget and scale of the shower, food can vary from small nibbles and treats to a proper buffet.
You will want to have a few fun games or activities to keep guests entertained.
Some showers will provide favours to all the guests or you can simply have prizes for game winners.
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