Baby Shower Devotional Object Lesson - 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 a measure of stress in regards to planning this long-awaited celebration, and when it's her foray to the baby shower space, the task can easily become an overwhelming one. But planning a baby shower does not need to be a source of apprehension, and utilizing this very 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 that the shower is when the expectant mom is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you should allow yourself about 6 months of planning time prior to the celebration. When the date is decided on, ask the mom-to-be to provide you with a listing of addresses and names. This is the guest list.
The next thing to think about is decorations. Allow the personality and manner of the expectant mom are the starting spot for your direction you will take with all the baby shower. Is she super sour, or is she the no-frills type? Resist the temptation to plan the celebration according to your personal taste rather than the guest of honors. You may want to opt for a theme for your shower, but keep in mind that this is not an important element and may even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now is your time to decide on the menu too. Finger foods are appropriate for almost every baby shower. A tray of vegetables with dip, cheese slices with crackers, cold cuts, " finger veggies" (strawberries, grapes, etc.) or fruit salad, muffins, and punch would make for a beautiful spread of food. If you have a little more time or a flair for the culinary arts, you can add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some mini quiches (from the freezer department, simply heat and serve) to this listing.