My sister, Cici, is co-hosting a baby shower with 2 other friends, Cristan and Stephanie, for Kathleen. Kathleen, is expecting a little boy very soon. They asked me to collaborate into the decorations and so here we are! Poor Kathleen has had a very rough pregnancy. She has had “morning” sickness that happens all day…. Eek!
Hosting a successful baby shower comes down to the planning and organization and if you’re a planner, you will make list, after list, after list. It’s just the thing to do when planning any successful event, in this case the baby shower, to help you stay in control during the baby shower party and ensure the mommy-to-be has the time of her life.
Make a baby shower "check list". Your items check list should be organized into the different categories “Two months before the Baby Shower”, “One month before the Baby Shower”, “Three weeks before the Baby Shower”, “Two weeks before the Baby Shower”, “One week before the Baby Shower”, “The day before the Baby Shower” and “The day of the Baby Shower”.
You can either order or make your own invitations. At least 8 weeks before your baby shower, you should be finalizing your baby shower guest list. After sending out the baby shower invitations if you have not received RSVPs from some invited guests, call those who have not yet responded. When you begin to look at baby shower invitations, remember that your invitations should match your theme, include its location, date, time, your phone number and the RSVP date (which should be about 7 days before the shower), would be nice to include a map to the event location. Send invitations five or six weeks before the event.
Invitation closed (My Graffico)
Invitation opened (My Graffico)
Now, on to the decorations and supplies. You're going to want to buy balloons, streamers and other decorations. If you are reading this, you’re probably thinking “who the heck buys decorations when I can make my own?” So, to work I went.
Banner (Designs on Cloud 9 and SVG Cuts)
Party favors (SVG Cuts)
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On a side note, you will still need to buy the plates, napkins, cups and eating utensils. Oh! and don’t forget about the games and prizes… Cici???? "L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle"
"The love that moves the sun and the other stars"