The Baby Shower Schedule: Choosing A Date For The Party
You and your girlfriends have decided to throw a baby shower for your friend who’s expecting a baby. It’s something you know she’ll enjoy. After all, she will get to spend time with her close friends and receive gifts that will be useful for her and her little angel. You set out to plan the important details of the event: the theme, the party food, the decorations and the venue. Even so, there’s still one very important detail you need to think about—when will you hold the baby shower?
It’s easy to get caught up with the other details of the baby shower that you sometimes forget when you’ll be holding the event. Choosing the date is actually one of the first decisions you’ll have to make. By setting the date, you get to estimate how much time you have to prepare the shower, and you also make sure of the parents’ availability for the party.
Here are several tips and reminders to remember when choosing the baby shower’s date.
- Be aware of the mom’s due date. Make sure you don’t schedule the party too close to her due date to avoid problems. For example, what if she has the baby earlier than expected? She might be too tired to move around during her final pregnancy days. (Learn how to calculate your pregnancy)
- Most baby showers are held when the woman is six to seven months into her pregnancy. During these months, her tummy is already very apparent, but it is not too hard for her to walk around yet.
- Although baby showers are traditionally held before the woman gives birth, you can also schedule the party after the baby is born. By doing so, you can pick a gender-specific theme and the guests can also get gender-specific gifts.
- Weekends are practical days for a baby shower, since most people have them off work. You can be assured that many of the guests will be able to attend the party.
- Check the mom-to-be’s schedule so you can set tentative dates for the baby shower.
- Once you’ve found a possible date, ask if the mom-to-be approves of it. If the party is a surprise for her, ask the dad-to-be instead. (Tips on how to plan a surprise party)
- The venue is also important when you’re choosing a date. If you’re planning to hold it outside the mom-to-be’s home, such as in a restaurant or hotel, make the reservations immediately.
Deciding when the baby shower will be held is certainly important. It can help you with numerous aspects of the party. As soon as you’ve found the most suitable date for the party, go ahead and start planning the other details!