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Baby Shower Planning Basics

Updated: May 8, 2022


If you're in charge of planning a baby shower, there are a few things you'll need to take into account to make sure the event is a success. Decor is one of the most important aspects of any party, and a baby shower is no different. You'll want to choose decorations that are appropriate for the occasion, and that will make the event feel special.

When it comes to planning the actual event, you'll need to consider things like

  • Food & Drinks

  • Games & Activities

  • Entertainment & Decor

It's important to have a good mix of all these elements so that everyone who attends has a good time.

Planning a baby shower doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. With a little bit of planning and some creativity, you can throw an amazing event that everyone will remember. Especially the mom to be.


First things first, decide whether you want this shower to be:

  • Close friends and family only?

  • Or, if you’d like to invite extended family and even co-workers?

The guest list will determine how many people you need to feed and entertain.

Next, settle on a date and send out invitations at least 4-6 weeks in advance so your guests have time to clear their schedules.

Decide what kind of atmosphere you want to create.

  • Do you want it to be relaxed and low-key

  • Or more formal and elegant?

Knowing where you will host the event is important. The location will determine things like how many people you can invite, what kind of food and drinks you'll need, and what kind of decor you can use. Make sure to visit the venue and see what space you are working with.

Now it's time to think about food and beverages! This is where you will want to decide what type of food you will have.

  • Will it be finger food or full meals?

  • Will you hire a caterer or will family and friends cook?


Setting a budget is more important than you think. It will help you make sure you do not overspend and also to help give you an idea of how much you can actually spend overall. You need to consider the cost of everything and break it down as much as possible. The Decor budget is the most important category.

Hiring a professional sometimes is the best way and saves you in the long run. Even if it means spending a little more money up front, the professionals can help you save money by doing things right the first time and avoiding any costly mistakes.

When creating your budget, be realistic about what you can afford and don’t try to cut corners too much. It is important to have a clear idea of what you want

Have fun planning!

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