Tulsa, OK (PressExposure) September 09, 2009 -- Planning a camo baby shower? The Camo Shop has some tips for making the planning phase run as smoothly as a baby's...well, you get the idea.
Tony Brobst, president of The Camo Shop, recommends that camo baby showers be held about four to eight weeks before the due date, if you're having a shower before the baby is born. If you want to have a welcoming shower after the birth, then it's best to wait until both baby and mother are up for visitors.
"You want to make sure that you get started planning early," Brobst said. "You have lots of schedules to contend with, especially if guests are coming from out of town. Invitations should go out about six or seven weeks before the event."
Also important is determining where to have the camo baby shower. Consider the number of people attending as well as your budget to aid in this decision.
"If you have a lot of people coming, will they fit in somebody's house?" Brobst said. "Can you afford to rent a place for the shower? Do you want to have it outside? These are the kinds of things you need to think about when it comes to location."
Once the time and location for the camo baby shower have been determined, it's time to decide what you'll be doing. Full meals, or appetizers only? Baby shower games, or just a come-and-go shower?
"Think about who you're inviting and when you're having the camo baby shower," said Brobst. "If you've got both men and women coming, then you won't want to have lots of cutesy finger foods that only women will want. If the shower's at a time when people are normally eating lunch, then you'd want to have a more substantial meal."
Perhaps the most fun part of any camo baby shower is the decorating. Brobst suggests finding some solid, complementary colors to intersperse with themed items, so that your baby shower theme doesn't overwhelm guests.
"If you've got camo plates and cups, maybe get some green or tan napkins to go with them," Brobst said. "If you enjoy making crafts, then make your own centerpieces with plants, flowers, and rocks."
But above all, Brobst says, remember to have fun.
"This is a celebration," he said. "Don't get too caught up in the little details. Everybody's there to enjoy themselves, so relax and join in!"
Looking for some decorating ideas for your camo baby shower? Check out TheCamoShop.com.