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BABY SHOWER PLANNING 2

Having a baby shower can be a lot of planning for the baby shower organizer. We have a lot of people writing in and asking us for a standard baby shower itinerary on making it easier to throw the baby shower. It is important to point out that there is no right and wrong order of events. Make sure the mommy to be is the focus and ask her what she would like to see as well. Here are some of our suggestions:

  1. Welcome Period: Have a baby shower sign in sheet where guests can sign a pre-made cute board/book or something creative a baby shower guest has made. This is great for those memories to look back on to see who attended the shower. It is also great to leave room and ask for a remark or advice as it is fun to read. Have someone who knows the most guests at the front to greet.
     

  2. Ice Breakers and Mingling: The beginning of the baby shower is great for people to get to know one another, especially if you have different groups of friends and family. Have a pre-designated spot for baby shower gifts. Have some finger foods and drinks as people feel more comfortable with food and drink as they meet and greet.
     

  3. MC (Mother of Ceremony) and Organizers Welcome: Have everyone sit down (unless you are at a restaurant with everyone already sitting) and have a little speech made to introduce the mother-to-be as well as thanking everyone from coming. The mother to be may want to say something which is great. It is fun to let everyone know to take pictures, sign the welcome book/board if they have not and to get food. More time to socialize and for the mother to be to walk around is fun.
     

  4. Game Time: While people are finishing eating, it is fun to start the baby shower games and have those baby shower guests that want to play get involved while the others can watch or socialize. Some games are great to play as a group so no one feels like they have to participate if they just want to be an active spectator.
     

  5. Dessert Time: After playing the baby shower games, it is great to serve the desserts. Whether you have them on a table or are at a restaurant and are each served, this is a great time for speeches for anyone that wants to speak and give their funny or sentimental thoughts about the mother and father to be.
     

  6. Gift Giving: It is customary to give the host(s) and planner(s) who throws the baby shower a gift for helping. This gift can be more sentimental than expensive and is a little thank you and memento. This is the time the mommy-to-be usually thanks everyone and especially those that helped plan the party as well as her mom and mother-in-law.
     

  7. Present Opening: It is customary at the end of the baby shower to open the baby shower gifts for those who want to stay. Many like to watch what the mommy-to-be gets as gifts. The end time is always nice as no-one is committed to have to stay for the entire gift opening. It is also a time for social conversation for those who want to sit in the back and talk. It is very helpful for someone to take notes for the mommy-to-be on what she gets from whom so she can later write the thank you cards. Even better, it is a major gift to help write out the thank you envelopes and beginning of each card as a gift for the mommy-to-be which she will appreciate.
     

  8. End of the Party: As the party winds down, it is usually the time that people say their goodbyes and eat the last of the dessert. It is helpful for someone to help the mommy-to-be with the clean up (if at a house) and to get the gifts into the car (if driving).

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