Baby Shower Checklist

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So you’re hosting a baby shower but you don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’re super organised but would still like a checklist to work with to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything! Below is a super duper checklist for you to use. You can print the checklist out by clicking the printer icon below.

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Baby Shower Planning (4 weeks before)

[  ] Create a budget
[  ] Determine baby shower theme
[  ] Determine party guest list
[  ] Identify date and time
[  ] Duration on the event
[  ] Identify location
[  ] Select invitation
[  ] Make reservations if necessary
[  ] Plan on menu
[  ] Identify caterer if needed
[  ] Outline party agenda
[  ] Order cake
[  ] Decide on baby shower games/ activities
[  ] Decide on decor / music
[  ] Decide on Banners
[  ] Arrange entertainment/ baby sitter for children
[  ] Order flowers
[  ] Order centerpieces

Guest Invitations (3 weeks before)

[  ] Buy invitations
[  ] Send invitations to the party guest list
[  ] Include directions
[  ] Manage RSVPs
[  ] Identify Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Preferences

Shopping List (2 week before)

[  ] Party Decoration Items
[  ] Balloons
[  ] Music CDs
[  ] Party games / activities related purchases
[  ] Tables
[  ] Gather Chairs
[  ] Kitchen items
[  ] Plates
[  ] Cups
[  ] Tablecloth
[  ] Tableware
[  ] Toys
[  ] Coolers
[  ] Serving Dish
[  ] Party crackers
[  ] Party bags
[  ] Party prizes
[  ] Party favors
[  ] Candles
[  ] Matches
[  ] Camera / Camera batteries
[  ] Camcorder / Camcorder batteries
[  ] Camcorder Tape
[  ] Buy/ wrap Gift
[  ] Non perishable food
[  ] Snacks
[  ] Sweets
[  ] Soda & Drinks / Fruit Juices
[  ] Paper rolls
[  ] Disposable plates
[  ] Disposable cups
[  ] Disposable spoons
[  ] Disposable forks
[  ] Disposable knives

Before party (1 week)

[  ] Confirm party day schedule
[  ] Contact guests who have not responded
[  ] Confirm cake from bakery
[  ] Make a final guest count
[  ] Confirm reservations
[  ] Confirm Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian food
[  ] Wrap game prizes/ favors
[  ] Have all shower games/ props/ handouts/ pens ready
[  ] Prepare name tags
[  ] If held at home start cleaning

Decorations

[  ] Welcome sign
[  ] Balloons
[  ] Helium balloons
[  ] Banners
[  ] Streamers
[  ] Nappy cake
[  ] Confetti

Day before Party ( 1 day)

[  ] Send reminders along with exact location.
[  ] Start decorating
[  ] Clean party area
[  ] Set up tables/ chairs
[  ] Put out name tags
[  ] Set a gift table aside
[  ] Notepad/ pen to write down gifts/ guest name
[  ] Set up food table/ drink table
[  ] Start cooking/ baking
[  ] Review games / activities
[  ] Buy drinks
[  ] Pickup cake
[  ] Pickup flowers
[  ] Buy ice to keep drinks cold
[  ] Buy ice-cream
[  ] Purchase helium balloons
[  ] Purchase foods/ snacks/ salads
[  ] Clean bathroom (if party is at home)
[  ] Restock toilet paper
[  ] Check Hand towels / Soap
[  ] Restock napkins

Party day

[  ] Check bathroom facilities
[  ] Prepare last minute foods
[  ] Place balloons outside the home to mark your location for guests.
[  ] Set proper room temperature
[  ] Place banners
[  ] Arrange flowers
[  ] Finish decorations
[  ] Put out party favors
[  ] Trash bag
[  ] Secure pets as needed
[  ] Chill the drinks
[  ] Prepare table
[  ] Reheat prepared food
[  ] Set out food on tables
[  ] Assign guest to take picture/ video
[  ] Start music
[  ] Write down guest name and gift given

After The Baby Shower Party

[  ] Send out thank you notes
[  ] Post pictures

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