Baby showers are always a sweet, cherish-able and cheerful event and even more-so for the expectant mother. Getting showered with gifts, getting pampered and spending time with her closest family and friends is a wonderful way to celebrate the pregnancy and the highly anticipated big day.
Here are some quick tips for throwing a baby shower:
You must have someone responsible who is taking the initiative and making sure everything, and everyone comes together for the baby shower. It could be anyone as long as they are willing to step up to the plate.
It could be a co-worker, friend or even family, but the one person that shouldn’t host the party is the expectant mother herself. It doesn’t always have to be a hush-hush event, and the expectant mother can be told in advance about the baby shower.
In many cases, telling the mother-to-be would be the better idea because it allows the person planning it to co-ordinate closely with the expectant mother. This makes it easier to make sure everyone who the mother to be would like to come is invited, and you can avoid anything she’s not too fond of.
The event is usually hosted a couple of months before the child’s (expected) month of birth, therefore, but can be at any time.
After the exact date has been set and the list of people to invite has been written, then next comes the actual invitation. There are many ways to send out an invitation to a baby shower.
An invitation send in the mail is lovely to receive these days, and iliv Cards has a beautiful range of baby shower invitations available.
In addition, written invitations carry a more “personal” touch to it. However, if printed invitations are not possible due to time constraints, then you can always email the invitation. You can still keep the email baby shower invitation personal by using a beautiful image rather than just text.
Also, the host needs to make sure beforehand with the mother-to-be if this is a “girl-only” event or are men and children also welcomed. Some mothers would feel like this has always been a “girl-only” tradition while some other mothers usually think that it would also be nice to have her spouse (or her guests’ spouses as well) involved in such positive events in her life.