Organizing a baby shower can be very stressful and time-consuming if you don't have the right planning tools. Because there are a lot of details to keep track of, creating a baby shower list/checklist will help you to organize all the small details so that your big day will go off without a hitch.
One of the most important parts of a baby shower list/checklist is the invitation checklist. This list will help you to keep track of who is invited to the baby shower, who has responded, and what each person's response was. Having this checklist can help you to keep track of who is coming to the shower and who is unable to attend.
Thank You Note Checklist
Another important part of a baby shower list/checklist is the list that will help you keep track of who to send thank you notes to when the shower is over. On your thank you note checklist, have someone at your shower write down each gift you have been given and the name of the person who gave it to you. This way, you can send out thank you notes that thank each person for their specific gift. This will have much more meaning for your guests than receiving a generic thank you note with no mention of your gift.
Your baby shower list/checklist should include a list of all of the items you need to buy. If the event is being catered, you may only need to write down decorations and game items. If you are holding the shower in your home, you may need to make a checklist of foods and beverages to purchase. Take this checklist with you when shopping for your baby shower and check off each item as it is purchased. This will prevent you from buying the same item twice and spending money unnecessarily.
If you are holding your baby shower at an events hall or other facility,
there are several dates you need to keep in mind. You should use your
baby shower list/checklist to record the date your deposit is due, the
date you need to let the caterer know how many people will be attending
the shower, and the date the balance of catering costs is due. Missing
one of these deadlines can create big problems, so having a checklist
can help you to stay on track and ensure that everything runs smoothly.