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Expecting a bundle of joy or know someone who is? Get ready for the big day with the tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A store registry
- A guest list
- A menu
- Computer with internet access
Pick a date
Pick a day well before the baby's due date, making certain that the expectant mother is available.
Make sure she’s registered
Check to see that the mother has registered somewhere so you can include the baby registry information on the invitation.
Assemble a guest list
Assemble a guest list and get addresses. Send invitations at least two weeks beforehand and ask for an RSVP.
Plan the menu
Plan a menu, including a cake. Ask others to help pay, or bake no-fuss foods yourself. Keep it simple and figure the amount of food according to the time of day the shower will be held.
Get decorations from a party supply or baby store, using a color theme consistent with the baby’s sex, if that’s known.
Choose baby shower games
Choose baby shower games, such as "Guess the baby food" or "Jeopardy Nursery Rhymes." Scan web sites for ideas, games, and resources for baby showers.
Send the invitations, being sure to include the date, time, and location.