Western Theme Baby Shower Invitations - Baby showers are an American tradition and a much-anticipated section of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the average baby shower hostess feels a measure of anxiety when it comes to planning this long-awaited party, and if it's her foray to the baby shower space, the task can easily become an overwhelming one. However, planning a baby shower does not need to be a source of apprehension, and utilizing this very simple beginner's guide, even the most inexperienced kid could throw a pleasant and memorable baby shower.
The first order of business would be to specify a date to the baby shower. The perfect time to schedule that the shower is when the expectant mother 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 names and addresses. This is the guest list.
The next thing to think about is decorations. Allow the personality and style of the expectant mother be the starting place for the direction you will take with all the baby shower. Is she outgoing and bubbly, or is her personality much more understated? Resist the temptation to plan the party based on your personal taste rather than the guest of honors. You may want to opt for a theme for the shower, but remember that this isn't an essential element and may even complicate things unnecessarily.
Now's the time to choose the menu as well. Finger foods are acceptable for virtually every baby shower. For those who have slightly bit more time plus a flair to the culinary arts, you can add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some mini quiches (from the freezer section, just heat and serve) to this list.