11 Sep 2014
A baby shower typically lasts for about 2-3 hours. As the guests arrive, they’re offered with drinks and food and after all of them have arrived, the games begin. Usually there are 3-5 games. After the games are played and the prizes are awarded, guest of honor gets the opportunity to open her gifts. Then the baby shower cake is served and the party ends.
As a host, you must always try preparing things as much as you can in advance. In your pre-planning schedule, you should include the following to-do’s:
Coordinating with the mom-to-be on the shower date
Coordinate with the mom-to-be regarding the date of the shower. Ask her whether the date you have chosen would be fine the guest of honor.
Making a list of the guests to be invited
Make a list of the guests that you want to invite. But before making the lost, consider whether the shower will be just for the mom or the couples? All females will be invited or co-ed and whether kids are to be invited.
Choosing the venue
Choose the place where the occasion will be held. It can be at the home of the mom-to-be or where the host lives. It can even take place in a tea house, banquet hall, tea house or park.
Ordering your invitation and sending them to your guests via mail
After the place has been selected, order the invitations and send them to your guests via mail. The invitations you order must match with the venue or the theme of the baby shower party.
Planning the menu
Consider the time of the day as well as the cue from the theme of the shower when planning the menu for the occasion. For example, if it is a tea party, then have pastries, sweets and sandwiches in your menu.
Decorating the venue
Decorate the venue keeping in mind the theme. Hang plenty of balloons, lanterns, paper poms and other accessories in the area where most of the activities are going to be held.
Purchasing the prizes
Make sure to purchase some prizes for the winners of the games. Depending on the number of games and your budget, pick up your gifts.
Ordering baby showers cakes in Brisbane and baby shower favors
Don’t forget to order baby showers cakes in Brisbane and baby shower favors. The cake you order can be based on the theme of the shower and the favors may range from toys to candy to small keepsakes.