Baby Shower Checklist!

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Two Months Ahead of Time

  • Create the baby shower guest list
  • Set the date of the baby shower
  • Decide on the baby shower location


One Month


Three Weeks

  • Plan the baby shower menu
  • Special order the baby shower cake
  • Special order balloons, centerpieces and flowers
  • Contact party rental company for tables and chairs if you’re hosting a larger baby shower at a home

Two Weeks

  • Plan which baby shower games you want guests to play
  • Buy baby shower party favors, decorations and game prizes
  • Buy cups, plates, tablecloths, eating utensils, etc.
  • Finalize the baby shower menu with the caterer or restaurant or co-hosts

One Week

  • Get a final count on your baby shower guest list, call those who have not RSVP’d
  • Wrap baby shower game prizes and party favors
  • Make sure you have film and batteries for camera and video recorder
  • Create a printed baby shower menu, table placements and name tags (if desired)
  • Buy the baby shower gift for mommy-to-be

The day before

  • If you’re hosting the baby shower at a home ~ Start decorating!
  • Set up the drink table, food table, chairs, etc.
  • Buy drinks, snacks etc…
  • If you’re cooking anything for the baby shower, do everything that is possible today
  • Set up the baby shower games – make sure you have scrap paper and pencils
  • Prepare a timeline for the day of the baby shower. (Baby showers are generally 2 to 3 hours)

Day of Shower

  • Follow your baby shower timeline to stay calm, cool and collected!
  • Pick up the baby shower cake
  • Pick up the balloons, flowers, centerpieces etc.
  • Buy plenty of ice for drinks
  • Set out drinks and food on the tables
  • Assign a few guests to take pictures and video of the baby shower
  • Keep a list of the baby shower gifts and who they were given by

Most of all ~ Have fun!!!

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