Do you have your party planning checklist? You don\'t? Why not? What do you mean you don\'t know what I\'m talking about? For a party to be a success, it needs careful thought and planning. If you don\'t have a checklist, then how do you know what you\'ve finished, and what\'s still left to do?
Second on the list _ A budget is the next thing to think about. Is money no object or will it be important to get the most out of every dollar. In either case you can present a lovely party for the mom to be. If more than one person is helping to pay for the shower get together and have an honest discussion about what you can afford. If one person has less money to contribute maybe they can offer their house as the place to hold the party. A lot is involved in getting ones home in top shape for entertaining. Discuss ways to stay in budget. Does someone know where to get a good discount on something that is needed? Do you enjoy crafting or baking? How can your skills contribute? When the budget is finalized check it off the list.