Baby Shower Cupcake Stand Centerpiece - Baby showers are an American tradition and a much-anticipated part of an expectant mother's first pregnancy. Unsurprisingly, the average baby shower hostess feels just a measure of stress in regards to planning this long-awaited celebration, and when it's her foray to the baby shower space, the task can easily become an overwhelming one. But planning a baby shower need not be a source of jealousy, and utilizing this simple beginner's guide, even the most inexperienced hostess can throw a pleasant and unforgettable baby shower.
The first order of business would be to specify a date for 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 approximately 6 months of planning time prior to the celebration. Once the date is determined on, ask the mom-to-be to provide you with a listing of names and addresses. This is your guest list.
The next thing to think about is decorations. Allow the nature and manner of the expectant mother are the starting place for the direction you will take with the baby shower. Is she outgoing and bubbly, or is her character more understated? Resist the desire to plan the celebration according to your personal taste as opposed to the guest of honors. You might want to opt for a theme for the shower, but remember that this is not an important element and might even complicate matters unnecessarily.
Now's the time to decide on the menu too. Finger foods are appropriate for virtually every baby shower. A tray of veggies with dip, cheese pieces with crackers, cold cuts, " finger veggies" (berries, grapes, etc.) or fruit salad, muffins, and punch would result in a gorgeous spread of meals. For those who have a little bit more time plus a flair for the culinary arts, then you can incorporate a bowl of homemade pasta salad, or perhaps some miniature quiches (from the freezer section, just heat and serve) for this listing.