Jungle Baby Shower Prep

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It is t-minus 4 days and counting until this month’s Jungle Baby Shower.  I have been working on decorations for this theme and of course finalizing all the details.   Planning baby showers are so much fun, but they do require quite a bit of detail orientation. Here is what I’m working on in my final days of preparation (helpful hints for any baby shower “week of” to do list)!

Decoration Prep - Finalizing homemade decorations (i.e. printing banners, folding streamers, making diaper cakes, stuffing gift bags, wrapping cutlery, and getting game supplies)
diaper cakes and stuffed safari take out boxes

completed white tissue paper pomander

DIY wrapped silverware for a jungle shower

Food/Menu – 2-3 days prior (today) I’m shopping for last minute perishable food items (in this case sandwich meats and breads, fruit, and veggie tray stuffers)
·         This event isn’t being catered so it is important to give yourself 2-3 day buffer so food doesn’t spoil and to troubleshoot if certain menu items aren’t available
Guest Reminders – emailing guest on Wednesday as a reminder of this event. I am including important details like parking, directions, and baby registry info; I am also planning to post to the Facebook page I created for this event.

Reminder using images from the invitation

Designate Help – I have been working with friends of the Mom-to-Be on some of the details of this shower. Having an extra set of hands is always a plus but we needed to coordinate set-up and break down and who is bringing what.
My event day checklist includes:
¨  Order Pickup – picking up balloons (pre-ordered from Party City), cake and any items being prepared elsewhere
¨  Face-Time – not via iphone but in real life meet-up with friends providing assistance (assign remaining tasks)
¨  Set-Up – setting up tables and chairs; dressing tables with centerpieces and hanging decorations (at least 2 hours before)
¨  Food and Beverage Service – plating food and chilling drinks (put on ice 45 minutes prior to event start time)
¨  Welcome guests and enjoy – having fun and playing games

I can’t wait for this shower; it’s going to be sooo much fun!!!! 


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