You've also forgotten to send invitations to so and so and a few others and the party is only a few days away. Suddenly you find yourself scrambling back to all the same stores trying to find the items you missed the first time around. Then out of nowhere the night of the party arrives and you realize you don't have enough food for all the invited guests. Then the worst possible thing happens, you hear a knock at the front door. It's as if a new and frightening nightmare has blossomed out of thin air. You feel the shakes coming on and your stress level is reaching new and incredible heights. I could go even further, but I think you get the idea. If only you had begun your planning by keeping track of all that you need, every purchased item and menu dishes prepared. If only you had made a party planning checklist none of the awful party mistakes listed above would have happened. Now that I've gotten the point across about how important a checklist is I will now inform you about what it needs in order to make it work.
Third on the checklist _ You've got the budget established now start figuring out the details. It's not necessary to do everything yourself even if you are the one paying the bills. Ask others to do things to help make the party perfect. Think about the best time of the day to have the party and make a decision about where it will be held. If you have decided it will not be in a home start checking into restaurants or other venues where a party can be held. Many places will handle all of the details for you, even down to party favors and decorations. Other places will allow you to bring decorations, a cake and other items to make you party a success. When you find the best place for your baby shower on a budget or an over the top elaborate affair make reservations right away. When the details are in place check them off the list We've started you here with a few ideas for a baby shower check list. There are a lot more things that need to added to the list. Look for baby shower theme ideas at our website, Trendy Baby Shower Ideas. A theme should definitely be on your list.