Baby Shower Signing Book Ideas - Baby showers are a classic 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 into the baby shower space, the task can easily become an overwhelming one. However, planning a baby shower need not be a source of apprehension, and using 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 set a date for the 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 about 6 weeks of preparation time prior to the party. Once the date is decided on, request the mom-to-be to supply you with a listing of names and addresses. This is the guest list. Prepare the invitations and send them out about 4 weeks prior to the date of this party.
The next issue to think about is decorations. Let the personality and style of the expectant mother be the starting place for the direction you will take with all the baby shower. Can she be super girly, or is she the no-frills type? Is she outgoing and bubbly, or is her character much more understated? Resist the temptation to plan the party based on your personal taste as opposed to the guest of honors. You may wish to choose a theme for the shower, but remember that this is not an essential element and may even complicate things 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 for the culinary arts, you could add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some miniature quiches (from the freezer department, just heat and serve) for this listing.