Baby Shower Checklist


Baby Shower Checklist & FREE Printable |

Hey there! I’ve been planning my baby shower for the past few months and I devised a checklist along the way that helped me keep things in order. I know, I know, I should have just given a few ideas and a guest list to a friend or family member and then showed up to have a good time but…people…life. 

Planning my shower wasn’t the hardest thing I’ve had to do but it did get a bit frustrating at times. If you are planning a shower (or any event) for yourself or a loved one I hope this checklist helps.

Baby Shower Checklist


  • Date & Time—You want to determine this first for when seeking a venue.
  • Guest List—You’ll need an estimate of how many people will be attending to ensure the venue can accommodate and to estimate the cost of food.
  • Venue—You want to book early because some places may charge more the closer you book to your event.
  • Theme/Color Scheme—This will set the tone for the menu and décor.
  • Invitations—Now is the time to let people know you’re planning a party. This is also the time to choose between pre-made or custom made invitations. Also, make sure Mama has completed her registry before you send out invitations, we want her to get the gifts she wants.
  • Menu—If you’re doing the cooking you’ll need  to know how much food to purchase and devise a plan for cooking, think holiday dinners. If hiring a caterer you want to ensure they will be available on the date/time of your event, what they offer and the cost.
  • Decorations—Does the venue allow décor to be hung from the walls or ceilings? Will the décor be a DIY project? If a DIY project, now’s the time to begin gathering     supplies and tutorials if needed.
  • Activities/Entertainment—Do you want to play games at the shower? Hire a DJ? If playing games decide on how many and what kinds. Do you plan to give prizes for the game winners? If so, what kinds of prizes?  If booking a DJ ensure the venue will allow it and has adequate space. You don’t want your guests to go deaf.
  • Supplies/Odd & Ends—Don’t forget the small stuff. Be sure you have all the supplies to serve food and drinks and for all for the games. Don’t forget a lighter for the food warmers (if using) or citronella candles if hosting outdoors.
  • Have Fun! – Now it’s time to party! All your hard work has paid off. Go enjoy yourself and shower Mama with love.

Because I love you gals so much I made this into a handy dandy printable! Follow the form below to download. I hope you enjoy!



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July 27, 2015
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  • Reply Danielle

    Great checklist! Looks like you have just about everything mapped out. I hope your baby shower is awesome.
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    July 27, 2015 at 5:03 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Hi Danielle, thanks! Our shower was yesterday and we really enjoyed it!

      July 28, 2015 at 1:02 AM
  • Reply Hannah

    Love these printables! Can’t wait to use them when our baby comes in September.
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    July 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Congrats! I’m also due in September.

      July 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM
  • Reply Kwame Whyte

    Great checklist. It’s helpful for other events as well; especially useful to someone like me who hates party planning!
    Thanks so much for sharing this.

    July 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks! I guess I’ll be using it next year for the 1st birthday party.

      July 29, 2015 at 9:47 PM
  • Reply Kristal Smith

    What a great checklist Dae I will be telling me friends about this baby shower checklist!! 🙂 😉
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    July 28, 2015 at 4:36 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Kristal!

      July 29, 2015 at 9:48 PM
  • Reply Brittany

    Girlfriend, you are ON it. I was nooooowhere near this organized pre-baby shower. In fact, my Mom came in town and did my entire registry and those hosting the shower did everything else. Even now, with baby #2 on the way, I’m just gonna wing it. And wait ’til the last minute. Somehow you end up having everything you need anyway. Ha! Hope you had a blast!
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    July 29, 2015 at 10:10 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks! It wasn’t easy though and I was the shower host! The original host/planner backed out right after I went on bed rest so I had to figure it all out.

      July 30, 2015 at 7:51 PM

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