Set a Date
Most mothers-to-be prefer their showers around 30 weeks into pregnancy so that they aren’t too uncomfortable to enjoy themselves. Try not to schedule the shower too close to the due date, or mom might miss it. Order your neutral baby shower invitations at least 6 - 8 weeks before the date of the party to give you plenty of time to get them addressed and sent out and for guests to RSVP.
Decide Who Will Host
Unlike wedding showers where the attendants usually host, baby showers can be thrown by anyone. Relatives, friends and co-workers of the expectant couple can pitch in and share the work. Note the hosts’ names, phone numbers and possibly email addresses on the neutral baby shower invitations when you order them.
Set a Budget
Decide early on how much you can afford to spend on the shower and stick to it. You want to put on a nice party, but people are there to see the mother-to-be and shower her with gifts and stories, so it isn’t necessary to get too fancy. Creations by Leslie has many styles of neutral baby shower invitations that will be perfect for your shower, and they won’t break the bank.
Choose a Venue
Many baby showers are held at the home of a friend or relative, which is an economical alternative. Hotel banquet rooms and restaurants are another option depending upon the budget. Another idea which often doesn’t cost much is a church social hall. A shower thrown by friends at work can often be held in a break room or lunch area.
Make a Guest List
The number of guests is limited by the size of the place where the shower will be held and the budget. Hotels and restaurants can usually accommodate more guests than a private home, unless the house is large. If you want to have a shower at a smaller home, rent a tent and set it up in the yard.
Choose a Theme for Food, Decorations and Favors
You don’t have to have a theme for a baby shower; you’re there to celebrate the impending arrival, and that is often enough. But choosing a theme that appeals to the mother-to-be is often appreciated. If mom is a photography buff, a baby photo theme would be nice. A book-themed shower is an idea for a shower hosted by mom’s book club.
Cakes are often the centerpiece of a shower menu, but don’t go too heavy on the sugary treats. Sandwiches, vegetable and fruit trays and healthy finger foods are a good choice. Don’t forget to choose a take-home treat for guests. Frosted cookies in the shape of teddy bears or lambs are a possibility, as are small baby-themed items filled with candy or nuts.
Order and Send Invitations
Creations by Leslie has dozens of neutral baby shower invitations to choose from. There are seasonal shower invitations, cards with whimsical drawings of animals or flowers, cribs and buggies, and lots of pictures of moms. You will find just the right neutral baby shower invitations at Creations by Leslie.