Planning a Baby Shower
8-10 weeks before
The first step of the planning process should be discussing the date and time, venue and guest list
with the mumtobe.
Saturday and Sunday are the most popular for baby showers, especially in the afternoon. Weekdays
are ideal for office baby showers and local coffee parties.
Are you going to host the shower at your house or at the home of mumtobe? Maybe you would
prefer to go out for your get together, but consider your budget
Whatever the choice, the reason for getting everyone together doesn't change: celebrating the
(impending) arrival of a beautiful new baby!
Once you have decided to ask for donations to Tiny Tickers instead of gifts, contact
email@example.com so that we can support you all the way and let you have any materials
you would like for your baby shower. We have balloons to help decorate your room; collecting tins
for any spare change or sweepstakes; copies of our leaflets so your guests know just how important
their support is to help Tiny Tickers improve the early detection and care of babies with serious heart
conditions; and tshirts for you to wear!
4-6 weeks before
Send out your invitations, use the Tiny Tickers one or design your own!
Plan the food and drink if you are hosting the shower in the comfort of someone’s home. Ask
friends and family for help if needed. Baby shower refreshments need not be elaborate. A simple
buffet is easy to pull off, especially if everyone lends a hand. Don’t forget to ask about food allergies
or special dietary needs.
Will you be having party games? If so you will need to prepare – ask guests to bring a photo of
themselves as a baby and you can all guess who is who!
Get photographs of baby animals and see if your guests know what they are called did you know
that a cute baby alpaca is called a cria? Or a baby ant is an antling!?
On the day you can organise a sweepstake – how much will baby weigh? How long will it be? What
date will it be born? What sex will it be? Guests pay £1 for a guess in each category and donate the
proceedings to Tiny Tickers!