A Quick and Easy Guide to Throwing a Great Baby Shower

Tasha Moore

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Pulling together a baby shower for someone who's getting ready to give birth is stressful enough! Leave the baby shower logistics to us. We've narrowed down 25 tips that are sure to take a load off your mind when planning for that special day. And don't think for one second that you should skip the baby shower routine altogether. Where there's a will, there's a way to have the perfect shower that will suit your honoree and the needs of the community that wants to support your special-pregnant-someone in this new phase in their life.

Make your baby shower plans known as soon as possible since you do not want someone else to surprise her with one. This would be a huge inconvenience for someone who might only half-heartedly want a shower in the first place, right? We will help you take control of the whole affair early on so there will be no doubt among the villagers that you've volunteered to take the reins and plan this shower your way.

If the idea of amassing a mound of cutesy gifts might get the expectant mom down or the thought of contacting relatives gives everyone anxiety, we've devised clever ways to help ease those worries too. Let's get started — the baby clock is ticking!

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