Baby Shower Checklist – Don’t Throw a Shower Without It!

Baby Shower ChecklistThrowing a baby shower for someone is quit the responsibility, and takes planning and organization on your part. If you’re throwing a baby shower, make sure you use this simple (and printable) checklist to ensure you have all your ducks in a row! To print it, scroll down to the bottom of the page. There will be a print option there.

Baby Shower Checklist

  Baby Shower Checklist  Set a date and a venue for the shower.

  • Weekends tend to work the best
  • About a 2 hour time frame also works best

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Send out invitations for the shower.

  • Do this 2-3 weeks in advance
  • Request R.S.V.P’s so that you know how much food you should plan for

 

  Baby Shower Checklist   Plan the menu

  • Decide what you’ll serve for food and drinks
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  Baby Shower Checklist  Write a list of what you’ll need for the menu

  • This is a crucial step in staying organized – it makes a much smoother shopping trip
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  Baby Shower Checklist  Decide what games you’ll play (if any)

  • You can print some games from here.
  • Between 3-8 games is a good number depending on which games you choose.
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  Baby Shower Checklist  Print the games – Cardstock is a great choice

  • Make sure you have enough games printed for the amount of guests you have
  • Have enough pens and pencils ready for your guests

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Decide on prizes for the winners of the games

  • These really don’t need to be extravagant. Dollar store candles, and other trinkets are great
  • Make sure you have enough prizes ready, and have some extra’s on hand just in case

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Order/plan for the cake

  • Make sure you check with the bakery of your choice at least 2 weeks before the shower
  • Find out time frames and when the bakery needs your order in by

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Shop for the Shower – Take your lists!

  • Shop for the menu
  • Shop for the prizes for the games
  • Shop for decorations
  • Shop for plates, napkins, cups, utensils

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Prepare/Pick Up any food/beverages/cake the day before the shower

  • Some items can be prepared earlier, and some you may need to wait until the day of the shower
  • If you are ordering food or having it made, make sure you order it with plenty of time

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Put together prize bags, or any other goodie or gift bags

  • Keep them together so you know where and what they are

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Make sure the venue is ready to go

  • If you’re hosting the shower at your own home, make sure your house is clean!
  • Make sure there will be enough seating for your guests to be comfortable
  • Decorate for the shower
  • If you are having the baby shower someplace other than your home, make sure the reservations are ready and set

 

  Baby Shower Checklist  Host the Baby Shower!

  • Have fun, celebrate and stop stressing now..because you did it!

 

If something goes wrong, don’t worry too much. Baby showers are meant to be a fun celebration for the mother to be, and as long as THAT happens, you’ve hosted a successful baby shower. There is a lot to hosting a baby shower, but hopefully with this simplified checklist, you’ll have all the most important basics covered.

Below you can use the extra lines to write notes, or any other things to help you stay organized during the planning process.

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To print this page, click the printer below.

 

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You can click the other printer just below. It will bring up a PDF version that you can either save onto your computer or print. (The font will be slightly different…but it’s the same checklist.)

Printable Baby Shower Checklist

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Happy Baby Showering!

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