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Picking baby shower favors as a parting gift is a simple way to thank your guests for attending, it doesn't have to be extravagant. One approach is to stick to your theme, for-example give take-home bags of candy or homemade chocolates for a sugar-and-spice theme.

When thinking about how to plan for a baby shower favors, you should also think about your guests. Others moms might appreciate magnet picture frames, while others might like pencil cups and paperweights are also thoughtful gifts, if your party is packed with coworkers, Candles, soaps and bubble bath are also crowd-pleasers.

To make sure you're on the right track, save this checklist for planning a baby shower.

First select a time and a date. Consult with the mom to be, coordinate a date and time for the party. The best time for a baby shower is when the expected mom is about seven months pregnant⁠. The mom to be will be well into her pregnancy by then, she's probably still pretty comfortable for a fun event. This time line will give her plenty of time to organize the gifts and decide what else is needed before the little ones arrives.

Send out invitations, guests should receive their invites about 45 days before the baby shower. That way guest will have plenty of time to reserve the date. Now that technology in the norm, an email invitation is perfectly fine. When hosting a more formal shower, go with a paper invite.

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Anyone can host her baby shower, including relatives, friends and even partners. With this step by step baby shower guide its guaranteed to be fun and festive celebration!

When planning a baby shower, try to nail down these details about two to three weeks before the baby shower. Consider decorations that aren't perishable.  Finalize the menu to mesh with the guest of honor's tastes. She's may be craving comfort food, try mini sliders, fried chicken, bowls of potato salad, mini cupcakes. Consider serving miniature portions to make it easier for guests to manage the food and take part in the festivities.

Coming up with an agenda is planning a baby shower on a timeline. Showers include super fun games, opening gifts, eating, and drinking. The key is organize the activities to create and keep the fun going keeping guests entertained and engaged. Offer drinks to people as they come through the door, start an activity to get the party started. You might want to set up a scrapbook for the guest of honor. Serve food while gifts are being opened, followed by dessert and coffee.

Find a venue according to the time of year, chose the number of guests for the event, and of course a budget. Hosting a shower in your backyard or living room is intimate, If the guest list is small or large, or you have a big or small budget, consider a nearby events hall. If your party is outside make sure to have a backup plan in case it rains.

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