Baby shower for a first time mum is a must!
Planning a baby shower may seem a little overwhelming especially if you are doing it on your own, but it doesn't have to.
Just relax and enjoy yourself.
Here is a little checklist that helped me create a wonderful day.
Decide who will be invited - Will it be just immediate family, or will it be couples, everyone or just women.
Restaurant, park, hired out hall or even at home.
Also picking a date is going to depend on your closest friends and families availabilities.
Invites - My rule was to send my invites out at least 3 - 4 weeks prior to the date so everyone had enough time to rsvp.
Plan your menu i did my baby shower on a sunday after noon so it was like a late lunch, very simple just nibbles, fruits & lollies, also it makes it easy if you match the food to the theme.
Favours - before you go shopping decided on what your favours are going to be, this is one of the hardest parts. I did little jars labelled with guests names, filled with chocolate, homemade tea bags, a hand poured candle & and a handmade origami crane.
I made all my baby shower decorations from the pom poms, to the lollies in mason jars tied in hessian and raffia. It made it more fun to organise.
e.g - my water broke who can get the gummie bear out of the ice cube the quickest and yells "my water broke" wins.
Another good one is to get people to try different baby food and guess what thy are.
Don't forget about little prizes too - soaps or bath bombs.
On the day make sure you take a camera with you!
TIP: if people ask you what you are in need of do not be afraid to ask for whatever it might be!
But most of all enjoy YOURSELF, before bub comes along.