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How To Plan a Baby Shower

Watch more How to Prepare for a Baby videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - You can plan a baby shower and throw a good party at the same time by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick a date Pick a day well before the baby's due date, making certain that the expectant mother is available. Tip Etiquette dictates that a close friend of the mother-to-be hosts the party. Step 2: Make sure she's registered Check to see that the mother has registered somewhere so you can include the baby registry information on the invitation. Step 3: Assemble a guest list Assemble a guest list and get addresses. Send invitations at least two weeks beforehand and ask for an RSVP. Step 4: Plan the menu Plan a menu, including a cake. Ask others to help pay, or bake no-fuss foods yourself. Keep it simple and figure the amount of food according to the time of day the shower will be held. Tip Brainstorm for party themes that reflect the mother-to-be's personality, humor, or tastes. Brainstorm with helpers to tie food, gifts, and games together. Step 5: Decorate Get decorations from a party supply or baby store, using a color theme consistent with the baby's sex, if that's known. Step 6: Choose baby shower games Choose baby shower games, such as "Guess the baby food" or "Jeopardy Nursery Rhymes." Scan web sites for ideas, games, and resources for baby showers. Tip Baby showers can often be co-ed, including the father-to-be and his male friends. Step 7: Send invitations Send the invitations, being sure to include the date, time, and location. Did You Know? Did you know? Baby showers became common after World War II, during the baby boom of the 1940s and 1950s.
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