Utah Baby Shower Planning: Timing, Budget, Venue

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Utah Baby Shower Planning: Timing, Budget, Venue

Many small events are coordinated with celebrations in mind, and one of the most common examples here is the baby shower. Friends and family of expecting mothers will often get together to throw them a baby shower in advance of their baby arriving, and baby showers serve as both a celebration of this new life and a chance for people to buy some prudent gifts for the new family.

At In The Event, we’re happy to assist with many forms of small event planning and event rentals in Utah, and we’ve helped numerous clients throw a fantastic baby shower. What are some tips we regularly offer to those in charge of throwing baby showers on how to carry out such an event without a hitch? Here are some basic themes in this two-part blog series.

Settling on a Date and Time

Landing on an ideal date can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for one that’s convenient for the majority of attendees. To ensure everyone has a chance to partake in the shower, plan ahead and give everyone plenty of notice. This allows them time to arrange their schedule and make it if possible.

When selecting a time, keep in mind most baby showers are held on weekends, usually after lunch but before dinner. This allows people to bring their gifts and still have time to get home and do other things they need that day.

Guest List and Budget Kickoff

Once you’ve settled on a date and time, your next step is to create a guest list. This should include family members, close friends and other people who are important to the mom-to-be and her partner.

Creating a budget is also essential when planning such an event. Take into account expenses like food, beverages, decorations and rent for the venue. Make sure to factor in the cost for any games or activities you plan to have at the shower as well.

Choose a Venue

Some baby showers will be held at the home of the expecting mom or a family member, while others may prefer to rent out a space for the event. The venue should be big enough to accommodate all the guests and have plenty of room for activities. It should also provide enough space for the gift table and any other furniture you need.

Your budget will often be a key determinant in the venue you end up selecting. There are usually plenty of good options that won’t break the bank, so make sure to shop around and find one that works best for your event.

In part two of this blog series, we’ll look at some other essential elements to consider when planning a baby shower, including decorations, food and activities. For more here, or to learn about any of our Utah event rentals or event planning services, speak to the staff at In The Event today.

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