A baby shower is more than just the fancy invitations, labels, and decorations that make up the whole event. They are about the willingness of the closest family and friends to share their love for the mother and her unborn child.
When you look at all of the things that make a baby shower special, none of them have to do with the things that are used to adorn it. They are the memories that are made and the time spent together.
Baby showers, regardless if it is a baby shower for girls or boys all have the same thing in common. They, when done right, are started with the best intentions. They can however be taken off course, and this leads to moments that many may wish to forget.
A Few Words of Caution
There are things need to be said to both those planning the baby shower and the one being honored with it.
First we will start with the hosts of the baby shower. If that would be you, then you will want to get your pen and paper handy.
Baby Shower Hostesses
When you take on the obligation to host a baby girl shower you are taking on a lot of responsibility. You will need to cover the cost of the baby shower. That means the obligation of providing for your guest of honor’s attendees.
Taking on the obligation of a baby shower is a lot of work. And you really need to understand that even though you are the one throwing the party the guest of honor needs to be kept in the for front.
For example if the honoree does not want something, that is, she vetoes some of your hard made plans you have to accept it. The easiest way to avoid situations like this is to plan with the guest of honor in mind. Ask yourself what she would like and then act accordingly.
If for whatever reason the honoree requests that you change your plans, be respectful. The worst thing that you could do is fall into a selfish or petty state that taints the party.
Baby Shower Honoree
While you have fewer expectations on you, as the guest of honor you need to allow certain aspects of the baby shower to be planned without talking on the role of conductor.
That doesn’t mean that your input is not wanted, in fact a helpful word of encouragement or a concrete no on other aspects of the baby shower will allow the hostess room to breath knowing that she is arranging a baby shower that will be well received.
Just make sure that you don’t dictate how things should be done.
A general rule is not to request anything that is overly extravagant. Don’t accept things that make you feel uncomfortable, in other words set boundaries if you feel the party is getting out of hand.
A good hostess will be responsive to your requests without feeling slighted.
How to Address Baby Shower Invitations
When you host a baby shower there are just so many different things that need your attention.
While they are not all complicated some of them are new and challenging, especially if you have never done them before.
Depending on what you pick to do, in most cases you will be sending out invitations. For the honoree this will be the first step toward parenthood for many of the guests. They may have heard about it second hand, but once that are holding the baby shower invitation it somehow becomes official.
And speaking of official.
A baby shower is a relatively formal celebration. Addressing the invitations is an important part of the process.
Labels are the perfect way to add your address to the invitation, but how do you properly address the shower invitation for the recipient?
When you look at the different ways formal invitations are address you can see that they aren’t much different than normal letters.
On the Invitations
An invitation is something that needs to be formally worded, but formal doesn’t me complicated.
A simple: “the honor of your company is requested for the baby shower of ________” is all that you need.
On the Envelope
The outside of the envelope is addressed like any other formal invitation.
Don’t get overwhelmed there are a lot of excellent ways to make a good impression without running the risk of making a mistake. In fact you can do a lot with a baby shower that simply isn’t possible with other styles of “formal” celebration.
Wonderful Baby Shower Address Labels
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