The Good Hostess Guide
to Surviving a Baby Shower
The day before the shower, you will want to take out all the decorations that you have organized into the proper boxes and start decorating your space. It willl help greatly if you plan this out properly, especially if you are using balloons, since many types of helium balloons can deflate again by the time of the party.
Hint: What you should do at this point is put out every decoration that will not look ratty if it is left out overnight.
Things like streamers, water fountains, fabric and twinkling lights, toys and stuffed animals can all be set up the day or night before the baby shower with minimal wear and tear on them.
Set up the seating and the tables. Add the tablecloths and centerpieces but leave the confetti until after you vacuum in the morning so it doesn’t blow away.
Hint: Try to keep pets (and also any older children) out of the room you have decorated if you can.
On the morning of the shower, add all the decorations that needed to wait. Things like the balloons, flowers and confetti can be set up after you have had your relaxing tea and after you have vacuumed. When you are done, close off the room for the time being so no one can come in and mess it up on you.
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