Second on the list _ A budget is the next thing to think about. Is money no object or will it be important to get the most out of every dollar. In either case you can present a lovely party for the mom to be. If more than one person is helping to pay for the shower get together and have an honest discussion about what you can afford. If one person has less money to contribute maybe they can offer their house as the place to hold the party. A lot is involved in getting ones home in top shape for entertaining. Discuss ways to stay in budget. Does someone know where to get a good discount on something that is needed? Do you enjoy crafting or baking? How can your skills contribute? When the budget is finalized check it off the list.
The checklist is about to be hammered with information and the reason for this is you\'re about to create your guest list. Here you should write out the invitees names, phone numbers and addresses. You will be needing this information for the invitations and it makes it much easier than trying to look through your address book and try and remember who was invited, what their numbers are and where they live. The menu should be added once you have completed the above. Now you will have a clear idea as to what you need and how much. List the items you need, then check them off the list once purchased, while also keeping track of prices. The same goes for decorations. The information listed above should help prevent problems created by trying to \'wing it\'. If not, there is plenty of available information out there, you just have to know where to look. Good luck on your up and coming party and have a great time.