Creative Baby Shower Poems - Baby showers are a classic tradition and a much-anticipated section of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the average baby shower hostess feels just a measure of anxiety in regards to planning this long-awaited party, and when it is her foray to the baby shower area, the task can easily become an overwhelming one. However, planning a baby shower need not be a source of apprehension, and using this simple beginner's guide, even the most inexperienced hostess can throw a pleasant and memorable baby shower.
The first order of business is to set a date for your baby shower. The ideal time to schedule that the shower is when the expectant mom is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you should allow yourself about 6 weeks of planning time before the party. Once the date is decided on, request the mom-to-be to provide you with a list of names and addresses. This is your guest list. Prepare the invitations and send them out about 4 weeks before the date of this party.
The next thing to think about is decorations. Allow the nature and style of the expectant mom be the starting place for your direction you'll take with all the baby shower. Can she be super sour, or is she the no-frills type? Resist the temptation to plan the party based on your personal taste rather than the guest of honors. You may want to choose a theme for your shower, but keep in mind that this is not an important element and may even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now's your time to decide on the menu too. Finger foods are appropriate for virtually every baby shower. A tray of veggies with dip, cheese pieces with crackers, cold cuts, " finger fruits" (strawberries, grapes, etc.) or fruit salad, muffins, and punch could make for a gorgeous spread of food. For those who have a little more time or a flair for the culinary arts, then you can add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some miniature quiches (in the freezer section, just heat and serve) for this list.