Owl Baby Shower Ecards - Baby showers are an American tradition and a much-anticipated part of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the normal baby shower hostess feels just a measure of anxiety when it comes to planning this long-awaited celebration, and if it is her foray into 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 very simple beginner's manual, even the most inexperienced hostess could throw a pleasant 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 mother is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you must allow yourself about 6 weeks of planning time before the celebration. When the date is determined on, request the mom-to-be to supply you with a listing of addresses and names. This is the guest list. Get the invitations and send them out about 4 weeks before the date of this celebration.
The next thing to think about is decorations. Let the nature and style of the expectant mother are the starting spot for the direction you'll take with the baby shower. Can she be super girly, or is she the no-frills type? Is she outgoing and bubbly, or is her personality much more understated? Resist the temptation to plan the celebration according to your personal taste as opposed to the guest of honors. You may wish to opt for a theme for the shower, but remember that this is not an important element and may even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now is the time to choose the menu too. Finger foods are appropriate for almost every baby shower. If you have a little bit more time or a flair to the culinary arts, then you could add a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or even some mini quiches (in the freezer section, simply heat and serve) for this listing.