Event

The checklist for a baby shower

Before a child is even born, it is now customary to celebrate its existence. Baby showers are held by couples who are expecting their children in a month or two. While this is celebratory in terms of the future bundle of joy to be received, it is also a good opportunity to receive gifts for the baby which might be of good use and it can save a good deal of money for the future parents to be. Some people write out a list of things they need which is circulated around the guest list for the baby shower. Others ask for gifts in envelopes which are suggestive of cash so that it can minimize the doubling of gifts and gifts which may not be useful.

Setting out a realistic budget

There are various options for having a baby shower and the extent to which the options can be explored will obviously rest on the availability of funds. Hence it is important to initially set a budget so that everything else can be arranged according to the budget. This is the most important step in the preparation of the whole event. The cake, the goodies, the food, the place and perhaps hiring a photographer also depends on the availabilities of funds. It is good to make a list of the things that are required and if anything has to be ordered, the prices should be checked up on so that the actual budget can be settled. A call to party decorations Gold Coast can help in collecting estimated figures of what is required.

Setting up the space

On the day of the shower, it is important to set up the space early in terms of seating arrangements and the meal arrangements. Ensure that all the supplies have been delivered by party decorations Gold Coast or the relevant place.

Determining who hosts the shower

At times, it the baby shower could be hosted by just the mother to be and her girls or it could be an event which includes the future father and other mates as well. If it is going to be difficult for just the mother to host the celebration, a cohost can be appointed which could ease out the planning and carrying on of activities as there will be a lot that needs to be done before the actual date and on the actual day of the shower as well. It would be a good idea to appoint a cohost with whom the discussions can be carried out.