Baby Shower Invitations For Him And Her - Baby showers are an American tradition and a much-anticipated part of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Unsurprisingly, the normal baby shower hostess feels a measure of stress in regards to planning this long-awaited party, and when it is her foray to the baby shower area, the task can quickly become an overwhelming one. However, planning a baby shower does not need to be a source of apprehension, and utilizing this simple beginner's manual, even the most inexperienced hostess can throw a fun-filled and memorable baby shower.
The first order of business is 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 months of planning time before the party. Once the date is decided on, request the mom-to-be to provide you with a list of addresses and names. This is the guest list. Get the invitations and send them out about 4 months before the date of the party.
The next issue to think about is decorations. Let the nature and manner of the expectant mom are the starting spot for the direction you'll take with all the baby shower. Is she outgoing and bubbly, or is her character much more understated? Resist the temptation to plan the party based on your personal taste rather than the guest of honors. You might want to opt for a theme for the shower, but remember that this is not an important element and might even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now's the time to decide on the menu as well. Finger foods are appropriate for virtually every baby shower. A tray of veggies with dip, cheese slices with crackers, cold cuts, " finger veggies" (berries, grapes, etc.) or fruit salad, muffins, and punch could make for a beautiful spread of food. If you have slightly more time plus a flair to the culinary arts, you could add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some miniature quiches (from the freezer section, simply heat and serve) for this list.