5 Ways to Prepare for a Baby Shower

By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 31, 2017
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From the moment a woman finds out she’s going to be a mother, a wide array of emotions go into effect. There is happiness, excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, fear and the desire to prepare for baby. One of the things many expectant mothers look forward to is the Baby Shower. What a great way to feel the love and support from family and friends, as well as to prepare for the upcoming arrival of your baby. Now, throwing the baby shower is a whole other playing field.

When you’re planning the baby shower, you know how important it is to the mom and you want it to be as special for her as possible. Knowing that, it’s best to prepare for the baby shower. Here are 5 Ways to Prepare for a Baby Shower.

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5 Ways to Prepare for a Baby Shower

1 – Establish a baby shower budget. This is the first main factor when planning a baby shower. This will play into the guest list, the location, the menu and decor. If family or friends would like to add to the baby shower budget, be sure to invite them to participate in the planning process.

2 – Set the date. When planning a baby shower, you’ll need to select a date that works for both the expectant mother and you.

3 – Create the guest list. Something that is really important is planning the guest list. If you are paying for the baby shower, be sure to let the mom know what your budget is like (i.e. if you have a budget for 20 guests, be sure to let her know so she doesn’t invite 60 guests). Once you have an idea of what your budget is and how many people is on her guest list, you can select the location.

4 – Select the location. This is something that is definitely heavily dependent on the budget. If you don’t have room in your budget to rent a space in a location, you may consider having the baby shower in your home or the home of the mom-to-be.

5 – Choose your baby shower invitations. The baby shower invitation is not only fun for the guests, but it’s also fun for the mom-to-be. There are so many different brands out there, but one that I recently discovered is called Basic Invite.  At Basic Invite, you’ll find couples baby shower invitationsbaby shower invitations for boys, and baby shower invitations for girls, You can even find the perfect baby shower thank you card at Basic Invite!

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Planning a baby shower can be lots of fun, so be sure to enjoy! Be sure to follow Basic Invite for more information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for more party ideas!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

35 Responses to “5 Ways to Prepare for a Baby Shower”

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  2. Cynthia R says:

    I’ve only had to throw one baby shower for my sister, my mom and I did it. It was a lot of work! But what a happy occasion it was.

  3. Stacie says:

    These are great tips. A well planned baby shower is a successful baby shower.

  4. Thanks for sharing these tips. A friend and I are just about to start planning one of these, and I haven’t been able to figure out where to start.

  5. Maureen says:

    These are great tips on how to prepare for a baby shower. I know others planned mine, and I can only imagine how stressful it could be to prepare for one.

  6. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    Great tips for getting everything in motion for a baby shower. Having a budget is really important.

  7. Theresa says:

    I have never had the opportunity to plan a baby shower, and think that while it could be stressful, it could also be a lot of fun. You have some great tips here to help planning run smoothly.

  8. Dogvills says:

    This is a great resource for those who are planning a baby shower. I never had the chance to plan one, but I will bookmark this for future reference.

  9. I like this article. Although I do not plan on becoming a parent, I think it helps me see it from the outside looking in much better (i.e. from a parent’s perspective).

  10. Oh these are great tips in preparing a baby shower. I’m sure this will be fun. I will recommend this to my sister-in-law.

  11. Jeanine says:

    These are some great tips! My baby shower was 14 years ago now, and I am sure these tips would have been super helpful for my SIL who was throwing it!

  12. Very useful advice here. I have had a few baby showers myself, and they do take some good planning.

  13. Kita Bryant says:

    Awesome advice to new moms. It is one of the most special events you can have as a human, so take it seriously!

  14. So many great tips for when you plan a baby shower Setting a budget is my number one tip I went way over what I wanted to spend on the last shower I threw. It was fun, but yikes!

  15. I have to say that I have followed this list almost to a T when I had my baby. I am glad I did too, it was a wonderful time.

  16. Baby showers these days are so inventive and creative. Wow! Looks great

  17. I never got a baby shower. I feel like I was simply forgotten when I got pregnant. My sister got three baby showers. I couldn’t get even one. I am sorry to be such a downer, but this makes me bitter.

  18. Rosey says:

    Those are all good tips. Budget is definitely the most important in my book. It’s SO easy to go over if you don’t take good care. Seems like there’s always one more awesome/cute/great thing you want to do when you’re planning.

  19. ricci says:

    These are all great tips on hosting a baby shower!! And I think that cake looks amazing!! YUM!!

  20. Anchors Aweigh!! How cute is that sailing themed card!! Adorable!

  21. TIm B says:

    Location is so important! I haven’t been to a lot of these myself but my wife has and have heard horror stories about how spaces were too small or unkempt. You don’t want to break the budget at a fancy restaurant but maybe your aunt’s dingy basement isn’t the best place either. In the end though it is all about spending a nice time with family and friends supporting the mother to be.

  22. Amanda Love says:

    It’s been a while since I last planned a baby shower but you definitely have everything that needs to be covered. It’s important to pick a convenient location for you and your guests.

  23. Echo says:

    These are great tips! Baby showers are always so much fun. I truly enjoyed mine.

  24. E H says:

    Wow, the invitations that you have found are just simply adorable! I have a few baby showers coming up for friends, I will recommend your post to them to check out – this is a daunting task sometimes to do among other things in life.

  25. Our Family World says:

    What a great tips for baby shower If I become pregnant again I will planning a baby shower

  26. uprun4life says:

    I haven’t planned a baby shower by myself yet. Doing things yourself can stretch your budget. So can teaming up with several people to host it.

  27. Catvills says:

    This is absolutely a great tips for those who wants to have a baby shower thanks for the awesome tips.

  28. Good for you for putting the budget at the top of the list. As an event planner I know hats he most important part of planning the party.

  29. Good for you for putting the budget at the top of the list. As an event planner I know thats the most important part of planning the party.

  30. Eloise says:

    such pretty invitations! I’ll keep this in mind (not for a baby shower but maybe a different event in the future ; ) (I’m done having babies!) Great list though!

  31. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I am past that age of having babies, so if I would organize a baby shower, it would be for a grandchild. I love parties like this because you can feel all the love and excitement for the arrival of a new baby.

  32. Kiwi says:

    Never heard of basic invite. I clicked the link nice site with lots of templates.

  33. Jennifer G says:

    These are amazing tips to prepare for a baby shower! I may know someone that could use one soon so I will have to keep these tips handy for her.

  34. Lynndee says:

    Such great tips! I organized a friend’s baby shower before and I can still remember how fun and exciting it was.

  35. Create activities: an itinerary! When I think of baby showers, I think of all the games you get to play.

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