In some countries, baby showers are ways to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a child by presenting gifts to the mother at a party, whereas other culture host a baby shower to celebrate the transformation of a woman into a mother.
Baby showers are a great way for friends to celebrate a mom-to-be. And it can be done on a very small budget.
The following steps are how to organize a perfect baby shower on a light budget.
Before setting a date for the party, talk to guests you really want to be there. They may be able to warn you about any prior commitments.
Consider a suitable location before deciding on how many people to invite. Ideally, the party should not be held at the mum-to-be’s house because it is not fair for her to have to worry about cleaning before and after the party. A few of the invitees can stay behind to help clean up.
Send out the invitations early enough to give guests at least a week notice either by mail, text messages or other forms.
Make the theme of the shower clear on the invitation, as well as including the basic Who (The Mum-to-be), Where (venue for the shower), When (Date for the shower) and RSVP information. Note that a theme is not necessary.
Make budgets on food and drinks, depending on the time of the day the event is slated for, and decide how formal or casual you want the shower to be.
Baby showers usually are not complete without some fun or silly games, but don’t worry if your guests are not the competitive types there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained.
It is common to give a goody bag to everyone who attends a baby shower or you can just offer individual prizes to guest who win games.
Lastly, get a cake. With these you have successfully hosted a baby shower, working on your budget is essential.