Pink John Deere Baby Shower Invites - Baby showers are an American tradition and a much-anticipated section of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the normal baby shower hostess feels a measure of anxiety in regards to planning this long-awaited celebration, and when it is her foray into the baby shower space, the task can quickly become an overwhelming one. But planning a baby shower need not be a source of jealousy, and utilizing this simple beginner's guide, even the most inexperienced hostess can throw a pleasant and memorable baby shower.
The very first order of business would be to set a date to the baby shower. The perfect time to schedule the shower is when the expectant mom is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you must allow yourself about 6 weeks of planning time prior to the celebration. Once the date is decided on, ask the mom-to-be to supply you with a list of addresses and names. This is the guest list.
The next thing to consider is decorations. Let the personality and manner of the expectant mom are the starting place for the direction you will take with all the baby shower. Is she super girly, or is she the no-frills type? Resist the temptation to plan the celebration based on your personal taste rather than the guest of honors. You may want to opt for a theme for the shower, but keep in mind that this isn't an important element and may even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now's the time to choose the menu as well. Finger foods are appropriate for almost every baby shower. If you have a little more time plus a flair to the culinary arts, you can add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some miniature quiches (in the freezer department, simply heat and serve) to this list.