1. Who will plan Baby Shower
Baby showers can be hosted by anyone for new "parents to be." It can be a family member, a friend, or a co-worker. If it is a surprise shower, then family can help out with guest list and gift items.
2. Baby Shower Budget
To determine how much shower will cost, you will need to know number of guests, location of shower, menu, what type of party favors, and how many game prizes you will need.
3. Guest list
Organize your guest list by asking parents-to-be who they would like to have at shower. Usually this includes friends and family, but a few close co-workers may also be invited. Get address, phone numbers, and email addresses. Decide if it will be a "girl's only" shower or "couples".
4. Baby Shower Theme
Baby showers are fun when having baby shower games! Be a kid again with teddy bears and stuffed animals for decorations. Or, invite couples and do a buffet or outdoor party. Whatever theme you choose, remember this will be baby's first party. Baby shower party favors are fun to hand out at end of party. Have fun!
5. Selecting menu
Although your menu should reflect your theme, time of day is as important - as well as number of guests. Make this a day of celebration for Mother-to-be or parents-to-be, her guests, and yourself. Consider amount of time and room available for shower, as well as any special dietary needs of Mother-to-be and her guests.
6. Location of Baby Shower
Choose a location that is easy to get to and will accommodate needs of party. Generally, baby showers are held at home of host. Have an idea of how many people you expect before arranging any final details.
7. Select Baby Shower date