Pink Safari Baby Shower Invitations - 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 in regards to planning this long-awaited celebration, and if 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 utilizing this very simple beginner's manual, even the most inexperienced hostess could throw a fun-filled and memorable baby shower.
The very 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 mother is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you should allow yourself about 6 months of planning time before the celebration. When the date is determined on, request the mom-to-be to provide you with a list of addresses and names. This is your guest list. Get the invitations and send them out about 4 months before the date of this celebration.
The next issue to consider is decorations. Let the personality and manner of the expectant mother are the starting place for your direction you'll take with all the baby shower. Resist the temptation to plan the celebration based on your personal taste rather than the guest of honors. You might wish to opt for a theme for your shower, but keep in mind that this isn't an essential element and might even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now's your time to choose the menu too. Finger foods are appropriate for almost every baby shower. For those who have a little bit 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 department, just heat and serve) for this list.