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Hosting A Baby Shower In the Internet Age

Apr 8, 2008
Planning and hosting a baby shower has gotten much easier over the past 10 years. The Internet has helped both first-time, and experienced "hosts" throw amazing showers.

You can find three types of assistance online. First, there is advice for etiquette and planning. Next, you'll find supplies for decorations, favors, and invitations. And finally, a new type of resource, the "social network", will help you share your shower with people far away.

Finding ideas for planning, etiquette, and tips is as close as your search engine. You'll find a number of experts available to help you with everything from wording your invitations, to picking out decorations.

Most of the advice available online comes from people who are experts in the field, or experienced home entertainers. They will provide creative, unusual, and classy themes, catering tips, and ideas for shower games.

When it comes to finding supplies, decorations, and invitations, the internet has hundreds of on-line retailers ready to provide you the perfect items for your event. While you may only find a few items at your local party supply store, some specialty baby shower retailers carry as many as 2,000 items.

One of the wonderful things about using the internet to plan your baby shower is the ability to easily coordinate supplies, decorations, and specialty items that come from different vendors. The ability to easily see images of each item, and coordinate the items (even if they come from different stores) is much easier on-line than in the traditional brick and mortar world.

Accounting for delivery times is one the biggest issues you will face when buying your suppliers online. Make sure your vendors disclose how quickly they ship, and the time it takes for the order to arrive so you can rely upon the delivery without stress.

The Internet has helped create a new type of baby shower - the 'virtual' baby shower. People hundreds or thousands of miles away can use these new social network services to participate in a 'web baby shower', without physically being there. These services include real time chat, pictures of what's going on at the shower, and other ways to help the remote people participate.

If you give yourself enough time to do the research, and advance order your decorations, you can leverage the internet to create a baby shower you guest of honor will never forget.
About the Author
About the author: Lisa Evans is an experienced baby shower party designer who works with clients every day at PartyPail.com. She often recommends Precious Moments Baby Shower theme for classic events.
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