When are Best Time and Best Place to Have the Baby Showers
Planning and attending a baby shower is a joyous occasion. Deciding when and where to hold the baby shower party can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Whatever the type of shower planned or when it is held, ensuring that the Mom-to-Be has a great and memorable time is most important. This is the time when those around the expectant mother can shower the mother with love and excitement for her new arrival.
Determining the date for the shower will largely depend on if the Mom-to-Be prefers to have a welcome home baby shower or a traditional shower. Regardless of when the baby party is held, the personalized baby shower invitations should be mailed between four to six weeks prior to the shower party. The event should definitely be held at least a month or two prior to the due date of the baby. Unless the Mom-to-Be have decided not to find out the gender of the baby, the can be specific to a twins baby party.
Having welcome home baby parties have become more popular, which is usually held a month or two after the baby is born to allow for the parents to adjust to their new life with their baby. Regardless of when the party is held, it is best not to hold it too close to the due date of the baby, either before or after. The printed baby invitations can be personalized with the appropriate theme of the shower party.
Before setting the date, find out from out of town guests or important guests if they are available on the dates that are being considered. If the plan is to have the shower at a location other than a home, then it is important to keep in mind that it will be more expensive if the shower is held on a Friday night or Saturday. Sundays seem to be the least expensive day to hold the events if it is held at a location other than a home.
When choosing a location, the first thing to consider is if the place chosen is big enough to accommodate a large group - having everyone comfortable will allow for a more relaxed party. Hosting a baby party in a home will save money; however, money will still be spent on supplies like plates, napkins, cups, eating utensils and potentially renting tables. If holding the party at a restaurant has been decided, then ensure that the location is booked early. Visiting the locations would be wise to ensure that the space will hold the invited guests, gifts and still have enough room to maneuver around for games, decorations, etc.
Deciding on the type, sending the unique baby shower invitations cards are an important time for the Mom-to-Be and her family. Between the host and the Mom-to-Be, the type of cards may be an announcement because the shower itself will be a co-ed or couples. This is also a great time to purchase the thank you cards, keeping with the theme of the event. Invitations wordings, verses and sayings are available online at many websites.
About the Author: Sarah Porter and Patti Paz are authors of several articles including Baby Shower Invitations , Invitations for Baby Showers and more.