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Stress Out Baby Shower Planning – 6 Golden Tips for Planning A Baby Shower (Part Two)

If you’re just starting your baby shower planning and want to make sure it a huge success, you’ll probably feel that as you try to take care of everything and hard to even find time to take a break.

The good news is, you’re not alone.

Here are some of my useful experiences that I learn through as the guest of other’s baby shower.

Sooner or later, you’ll be finding out that becoming an experienced baby shower hostess takes a little bit of getting used to.

Just keep a fun attituide and enjoy your baby shower planning.

Golden Tips 4: If You Really in Need of A Baby Shower Book, Buy A E-book.

According to the report, “How Women and Men Use the Internet”, published by PEW Internet & American Life Project in December 28th, 2005, there are trends showing that women are catching up in overall use and are framing their online experience with a greater emphasis on deepening connections with people.

So what you can learn from it for your baby shower planning? Definitely a lot!

Not only are most of the print version of baby shower books outdated, these books are not suitable to feed the needs for today’s busy and web-savvy women.

I’ve read almost all the baby shower related books sold on Amazon, some of them are good written. But compare to e-books, they are not able to update with fresh content in a timely manner.

Even more, a busy 9-and-5 Shower hostess is able to organizing party ideas while every and each co-hostess can read the same Shower planning book, exchange ideas, and provide solution using emails.

Of course, this only works with e-books since you can send as many copies to your partners without paying extra money.

Golden Tip 5: Do It or Deliberate It.

Do you understand that how does the 80/20 rule work for baby shower planning?

You’re probably be good at creating great Shower games or making delicious food and drink, but you can’t be an all-star-team on your own to plan something that please all the family members, close friends, and even co-workers.

The smart way is to do what you’re good at and deliberate the rest to your co-hostess.

I have yet to meet a baby shower hostess who’s been able to accomplish everything while trying to turn the party into a one man’s show. Though Shower hostess must make sure that everything is well-organized, but working with a few partners is a wise decision.

As that, you could focus on only the most important baby shower planning and activities that you’ve been familiar with.”

What’s more…if you’re a friend to the soon-to-be-mom or soon-to-be-dad, you should ask their family members to help in the planning details like suggesting an invitation list, gift ideas, or providing refreshments.

Golden Tip 6: Build Your Very Own Family Web Site, And Start Showing Off Your Baby Shower Albums.

Even you are a frequent shower hostess, you probably have no idea to remember what you’ve done for all those oh-so-cute baby cakes and oh-so-funny activities in detail.

It comes to be a problem when you want to reuse them for a coming baby shower, and that’s why I suggest people find a way to put their used baby shower planning ideas and photos online.

Imagine this: One day, a friend of you ring your home phone to ask for diaper cake making tips, you can say, “Oh dear, I did make a 4-tier rubber ducky diaper cake months ago, but I really can’t remember how many diapers and what baby items I’ve used, can you visit my website at…”.

See how it works?

You don’t have to be a computer programmer to create a Web site. If you know how to browser the Internet, you can build a Web site in minutes.

It’s full of fun when you’re writing your ideas, uploading your photos for people to share and learn from.

A few web site building tools to recommend: Online-hosting services like, and Web album programs like Picasa (owned by Google).

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