When planning a party for an expectant mom you must first consider the baby shower budget. It is important for many people to know what the available funds are so that they can properly allocate the money, providing a guideline for the location, food, favors, and entertainment. However, some people like celebrities and those that live more than comfortable lifestyles, do not have the same budget woes as everyone else and can partake in over the top festivities.
Planning a Baby Shower
Regardless of your baby shower budget, the steps to organize the party are the same for everyone.
First, you have to determine if the festivity is going to be a surprise or if the mother- to-be will help with the planning, as well as determine whether or not the shower is to be a traditional girls only party or a modern coed bash.
Next the date must be set and the location chosen so you are able to order and mail out the invitations. If you opt to have a gathering with a theme this is the time to select it so that the invitations will match the idea for the celebration.
Now that the basic tasks are done you should start to focus on the more important things like food, favors, and games. When picking out these items make sure that they complement the time, location, and attendees of the party. For example, you would not want to serve entrees at a brunch or play guess the baby’s birth weight with a bunch of guys.
The most important thing you must not do is forget to register for the baby gifts or get so caught up in planning that you forget to purchase your own; also remember to confirm everything.
The night before the shower do as much of the decorating and finalizing as possible because the day of is going to be very busy and you might forget small but important details, like picking up your best friend and her bump.
The Party like a Celebrity Unlimited Baby Shower Budget
After writing out a list of everything that has to be done for the celebration you can than go on to plan the specifics of what and where. If you have deep pockets and a big baby shower budget, than looking to celebrities for ideas is a definite possibility.
For a bash that not only focuses on the mom and gives back as much as is received, you might opt to have a spa shower like Kourtney Kardashian, only she had the spa come to her. Guests left with scarves, chocolate covered strawberries, glass blown tea sets, and even some jewelry.
Katherine Heigl threw a simple but elegant gathering in her home but her baby registry was very pricey. Her gifts came from the Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks and included such items as a Sleep Sheep mobile and Sleepy Safari stacking toys.
Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke, had a complete family affair for their party. The children made cupcakes, the guys played sports, and the women were pampered.
Rachel Zoe didn’t let being pregnant stop her from looking fabulous as she wore an outfit made by The Row and a necklace fashioned by Oscar de la Renta. She also gets major brownie points for not being a total diva and asking guests to donate to Baby2Baby, an organization that provides needy families with baby items, instead of giving her presents.
If your baby shower budget is one that is no holds barred, then why not borrow some celeb ideas and make it an over the top bash that people are sure to talk about for months. After all, the party is to honor a new life that will soon be entering the world and doesn’t every little one deserve their own fantastic welcoming?