There are a few special days that are going to require recognition in a person's life. Included among those special days are the wedding day, the graduation and of course, the birth of a child. When a friend or family member is expecting a child, the responsibility may fall on your shoulders to throw them the baby shower. If you have never done so before or even if you would just like to brush up on your abilities, here's a checklist of things that need to be considered so that you can throw them a memorable party.
First of all, don't wait until the last minute to begin putting things together for the baby shower. Start making lists as soon as possible, setting your budget and consider the site where you're going to have the party. It is also important for you to decide who is going to be hosting the party. This may be something that you are willing to do on your own or it may be something that you can split with somebody else. If you are going to share the responsibility, it can really help the event to go much more smoothly and to relieve some of the pressure so that you can enjoy the day as well.
Another important part about the event is going to be picking the date. You are going to need to talk with many of the people that are going to be attending the party, particularly some of the more honored guests and those that are going to be traveling over long distances to come to the shower. Try to set the date at least two months before the baby is due or you can have it after the baby has arrived. Once the date is set, make sure that you get the invitations together and send out some unique save the date magnets. That will help people to remember to attend the event.
Another important thing to consider with the baby shower is going to be the theme. This can help the event to have much more appeal to everyone involved. Along with the theme, you should consider the cake, the decorations and even some of the games that are going to be played at the baby shower. Of course, there are going to be some of the classic games that are going to fit in well with any shower but it is best if you try not to embarrass the guest of honor too much in the process.
Finally, it would be to everyone's benefit if you planned ahead for the baby shower thank you cards that are going to be delivered. If you have these in advance, it will help to take some of the pressure off of the new parents, who are likely going to have their hands full with their new arrival. It would even be a nicer gesture if you sat down with them during an afternoon and help them fill out the thank you cards so that they could take care of this necessary nicety.