Planning a baby shower
Third Trimester

Planning a baby shower

A new arrival is definitely an excuse for a party. Planning a baby shower takes time, but it will be worth it. You can always get your bestie to do lots of these.

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Think about where to have a baby shower. A cosy gathering at home? Or a hall or a restaurant?
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What’s your budget? Need to save some money for when baby gets here.
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Consider who you’re inviting. A traditional all-female group? Or a general mixture of friends and family?
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Why not create an online wish list? In case people ask what you would like for baby.
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Send out your invitations with a clear RSVP deadline and a clear date, time and address. If there’s a theme or a wish list, include them too.
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Confirm the guest numbers with your venue.
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Maybe your best friends could help arrange it. You’ve lots of other things to think about.
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Think of a theme: whether it’s outrageous or sophisticated - themes are fun.
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Consider whether the sex of the baby is relevant to the theme.
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Balloons, decorations, paper plates, plastic knives and forks. Buy what you need to suit your theme.
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Buy a cake or cupcakes.
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Buy baby shower favours and game prizes.
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Consider getting a photographer or ask someone to take lots of photos.
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Try to pick a day that’s not too close to the baby’s due date. Confetti probably isn’t in the birth plan
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Choose a fun mix of baby-themed party games.
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Set up the baby shower decorations in good time.
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Choose an area for gifts to be placed.
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Consider a spa day if games and cake aren’t your thing.
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