5 top tips if you're organising a baby shower July 09, 2016 13:11

If you've ever tried to organise a baby shower, hen party or any kind of gathering of friends and family, then you'll know it can be trickier than it sounds. But good on you for taking it on! It's a lovely thing you're doing for someone, so here are our top tips for making it a tiny bit easier...
Fixing a date this decade
Setting a date
When did we all get so incredibly busy? The Universe has done it's very best to make sure none of you are free on the same day. Have you tried Doodle. It's a website the allows you to offer up a big range of dates so everyone can tick the ones they can do. Take that, Universe!

Food Fears
Seafood
It sounds obvious, but find out at the outset who can't eat/drink what. Personally, I'd rather die than eat ketchup or scallops. Scallops nearly made me die once...
Humpday
Wednesday
Wednesday afternoon about 3.30. Ugghh. Flicking through emails, rearranging your to do list and generally avoiding doing the mountain of work you really need to get done. So just admit it's not happening. Make Wednesday afternoon the day when you regularly get bit of party planning done. You'll look like you're working really hard
Use the work printer
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Best to use your discretion on this, but printables are an amzing way to make a bespoke babyshower without having to do too much work! Someone else does the designs, you just print cut and stick. For starters here's a free printable invite that you can personalise by our friend Hannah at Utensils0
Perspective
She's your friend

You're doing a lovely thing for the Mum-to-be and she's going to be really chuffed. But don't stress about it too much. Ultimately it's friendship that matters, and that can't be measured in party accessories.

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