When planning a Bridal Shower it is
vital to have a check list in order to help you plan your shower effectively. Make a list of these various entities and keep a reference
of your completion. All of these items are extremely important in
the process of party preparation.
Hosts: Before you begin your party, decide who will be your host.
In most scenarios the Maid of Honor will do the majority of the
planning and budgeting. If she is financially unable to do this
herself, perhaps taking a collection from the other bridesmaids
would be beneficial. Set a date for your party, and keep a timeline
to help you remain organized.
Guests and Invitations: Probably most importantly you should create
a list of all the guests you wish to invite to your party. Be sure
to invite everyone on your list or you’ll have a very lonely
bridal shower. Mail your bridal shower invitations well in advance to the planned
date of your party so that those attending may schedule for it.
Please don’t forget the important people in your life.
Decorations: Lots of people like to have a theme for their party.
Choose one that you feel would be appropriate and then collect the
necessary decorations at your local party store. Streamers, flowers,
etc. will do. Also be sure to have plates and flatware to accommodate
all of your guests.
Food: Decide which food items you would like for your party. Try
to choose items that will please everyone. You can simply have snacks,
or you can have a full blown meal. The choice is yours and everyone
will be happy. Make sure you have enough food items to provide to
everyone attending the party.
Shower Activities: This is a very important entity when it comes
to having a party. No one wants to go somewhere to be bored. Make
sure you have activities to do when you’re not planning or
conversing. Interactive DVD board games are fun (like Scene It)
or set up some karaoke. Whatever activities you choose, make sure
they are appropriate and that everyone at the party will try to
Run through your lists before your bridal shower begins and be sure
you have enough supplies and food for all of the people that you
are expecting to visit. Setting up your party the night before will
save a majority of your time and trouble before your guests arrive.
It is also a good idea to make sure your home or at least the room
you will be holding the party in is clean. Be sure to have all of
your food items prepared before the arrival of your guests. Also
be sure to have appropriate space for parking.
In conclusion, be sure you have a host, guests, decorations, food,
and activities. Plan your party so that it fits around other people’s
schedules and keep a list of all of the things you plan to do to
prepare for your party.
For all your party supply needs, etiquette lessons, and organizing
contact Mrs. Party (Gail Leino). She also has free bridal shower
games, planning tips and recipes to assist you in having an exceptional