๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Hosting a baby shower
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๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Hosting a baby shower

Everything you need to remember when hosting a baby shower.

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  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Choose the shower guest list, date, and location

    Depending on whether you're the parents or the hosts, choose the guest list based on budget and location capacity. Pick a date that works with your mutual schedules. Most showers are 2 months before the baby is due. Here are a few not-corny shower themes: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_babyshowerideas

    • 30m
    • 7 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Decide on shower format, food, and games

    Decide the format of the shower; will you serve a meal or finger foods? Will there be cocktails? Is there a theme for gifts? Also, decide what the programming will be. Here are a few ideas for games guests will actually want to play: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_gameideas

    • 30m
    • 7 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Send out invites

    Send out invites at least 4 weeks ahead of time so guests can make appropriate arrangements. Include the baby registry link if there is one. Paperless Post makes cute free invites that allow for easy RSVP tracking: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_paperlesspostinvites

    • 30m
    • 6 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Divvy up responsibilities

    Assign responsibilities to the other hosts or family members. Divvy up decor, games, and food prep.

    • 30m
    • 5 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Order decor & favors

    If you are handling decor and want anything customized, order early. Etsy has a wide range of customizable signage and guest favors: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_etsydecor

    • 60m
    • 4 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Order food & drinks

    If you're handling the food and drinks, choose a menu that's both easy to assemble and serve. Consider ordering platters from a nearby restaurant or market to make it easier on the hosts. Here are a few ideas: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_menuideas

    • 60m
    • 3 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Prep for activities

    Depending on the games or activities, you might need to do some prep. If you're involving other guests, make sure they're aware of the activities and requirements. If you're involving the parents, make sure they know the plan. Here are a few fun ways to incorporate guests and the parents: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_interactivegames

    • 60m
    • 2 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Pick a playlist

    Choose a playlist so no one needs to play DJ. Here's a Spotify list with lots of favorites: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_playlist

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Prepare your toast

    The hosts often make a toast to the parents. Spend a few minutes ahead of time thinking of your remarks; here is some inspiration: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingababyshower_toastideas

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Set up for the shower

    Decide where guests will put their gifts and where food and drinks will be served. If you're opening gifts, decide who will be recording the gifts for the parents.

    • 120m
    • 0 weeks before
  • ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšฟ Send the parents the gift list

    Make sure the parents gets a list of the gifts and their givers for thank you notes!

    • 30m
    • 1 week after
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