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Baby Shower Planning Checklist

One to two months before the party:
     _____ Set the date of the baby shower
     _____ Decide the location
     _____ Create guest list (determine size of the party)
     _____ Set the theme
     _____ Decide on the type of shower (women only or co-ed)
     _____ Plan your activities
     _____ Plan your menu
     _____ Select the invitations

Two to three weeks before the party:
     _____ Send your invitations (include directions)
     _____ Order cake
     _____ Order flowers or balloon bouquets (if applicable)
     _____ Purchase the party favors, game prizes, and decorations
     _____ Finalize your menu

One week before the party:
     _____ Order or gather together the chairs, tables, dishes, utensils, etc.
     _____ Make a final guest count. Make phone calls if necessary at this point
     _____ Place orders for food if needed (veggie trays, sandwiches, etc.)
     _____ Confirm reservations (if applicable)
     _____ Buy film for camera
     _____ Begin to clean and prepare your house if you are hosting the party
     _____ Buy and wrap your gift for the mom-to-be

The day before the party:
     _____ Gift wrap any party favors game prizes
     _____ Review the games/activities
     _____ Begin decorating
     _____ Pick up the cake
     _____ Purchase beverages/ice
     _____ Make street signs if neccessary
     _____ Set up tables, chairs, buffet table, etc.

The Big Day!
     _____ Set out party favors on tables or on separate table
     _____ Finish any last decorations
     _____ Set out beverages, ice, glasses
     _____ Keep a notebook nearby to write down the gifts received. Also, keep a trashbag nearby the opening of the gifts to reduce in the clutter of wrapping paper.
     _____ Pick up balloons today
     _____ Set up the food on the buffet table
     _____ Have a plan on how you will run the party
     _____ Greet guests at the door with a smile :-)
     _____ Take a deep breath and know that you have done everything to prepare a perfect party for the mom-to-be!

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