Storybook Wishing Well Baby Shower - Baby showers are a classic tradition and a much-anticipated section of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the normal baby shower hostess feels a measure of stress in regards to planning this long-awaited celebration, and if it is her foray to the baby shower area, the task can easily become an overwhelming one. But planning a baby shower need not be a source of apprehension, and utilizing this simple beginner's manual, even the most inexperienced kid can throw a pleasant and memorable baby shower.
The first order of business is to specify a date for your baby shower. The ideal time to schedule the shower is when the expectant mother is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you should allow yourself approximately 6 months of preparation time before the celebration. Once the date is determined on, ask the mom-to-be to supply you with a list of names and addresses. This is your guest list. Get the invitations and send them out about 4 months before the date of the celebration.
The next issue to think about is decorations. Allow the nature and manner of the expectant mother be the starting place for your direction you will take with the baby shower. Resist the temptation to plan the celebration according to your personal taste as opposed to the guest of honors. You might want to choose a theme for your shower, but remember that this is not an essential element and might even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now is your time to decide on the menu too. Finger foods are appropriate for virtually every baby shower. For those who have slightly bit more time plus a flair for the culinary arts, then you could add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some mini quiches (from the freezer department, just heat and serve) to this list.