Cheetah Print Baby Shower Theme - Baby showers are a classic tradition and a much-anticipated section of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Unsurprisingly, the average baby shower hostess feels just a measure of stress when it comes to planning this long-awaited party, and if it's her foray into the baby shower space, the task can quickly become an overwhelming one. However, planning a baby shower does not need to be a source of apprehension, and using this simple beginner's manual, even the most inexperienced hostess could throw a pleasant and unforgettable baby shower.
The 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 mom is 32 to 34 weeks pregnant, and you should allow yourself approximately 6 weeks of preparation time before the party. When the date is decided on, ask the mom-to-be to supply you with a list of addresses and names. This is the guest list. Prepare the invitations and send them out about 4 weeks before the date of this party.
The next issue to think about is decorations. Allow the nature and style of the expectant mom are the starting place for your direction you'll take with the baby shower. Is she super sour, or is she the no-frills type? Resist the desire to plan the party 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 is not an essential element and might even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now is your time to decide on the menu as well. Finger foods are acceptable for virtually every baby shower. A tray of vegetables with dip, cheese slices with crackers, cold cuts, " finger veggies" (berries, grapes, etc.) or fruit salad, muffins, and pinch would make for a beautiful spread of meals. For those who have slightly 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 list.