The first year, especially the first month is very difficult for parents as they have to get used to strict routine of baby feeding, baby bathing, not to mention baby sleep time alone. Thus, it is quite frequent that parents have no idea what they might need except for diapers, outfit, rattles and toys. This is when the timely prepared newborn checklist should help them greatly. So, spend some time together with a husband and future dad and try to make a checklist of all the things a baby will need, let\'s say for the first month. Then expand it for the first year. Be ready and eager to listen to experienced people like grandparents because they really can give you some useful pieces of advice. Having done your newborn checklist I recommend you to look at the ideas given below. It can happen that you\'ve forgotten to include some very important things.
If you are thinking of having the party at a reception hall or similar rented venue, find out if they supply the food or if they require the food to be purchase from one of their preferred suppliers. Ask about the cost and menu options. After you have this information, you can decide if you want to have the party at catered at home or if you want to have the party at an outside venue. You will need to add to your checklist to get quotes from caterers. If you enjoy cooking, you might want to prepare the food at home yourself. If so, make a note on your checklist to investigate menus and food cost. Once you make a decision which option you would like, you will need to either book the venue or caterer. Make a note on your checklist to confirm the party details closer to the actual day of the party.