Easy 5-Week
Baby Shower Checklist

Below you will find our simple, easy to follow 5-week baby shower checklist.

Free printable baby shower checklist and notes

This handy baby shower planning guide is designed to guide you through the process of planning a baby shower.

The baby shower planner checklist is also designed to help those that are planning a baby shower on a low budget.

Have fun and be inspired!

(New! be sure to scroll down the page - we just added a new printable "diaper bag essentials" checklist)

Printable Checklist -
Baby Shower Planner PDF

FREE printable baby shower checklist

Click here to access this FREE printable baby shower checklist

5 Weeks Before The Baby Shower

  • meet with the mom-to-be for coffee (she'll likely be having decaf)
  • have her put together a guest list along with addresses
  • decide on a convenient date and time for her
  • jot down a list of her favorite foods (to give you ideas for planning the baby shower menu)
  • find out if she is registered at any baby supply stores
  • find out the gender of the baby (if known) & any nursery themes or colors (this will give you some baby shower decorating ideas)

4 Weeks Before The Baby Shower

  • if friends or family members are helping, ask what they would like to be in charge of (favors, invites, food items, etc.)
  • choose and address the baby shower invitations
  • plan the baby shower menu (easy to make items such as appetizers, punch, snacks, etc.)

3 Weeks Before The Baby Shower

2 Weeks Before The Baby Shower

  • choose decorations to coordinate with the overall baby shower theme
  • finalize games and prizes - gather or shop for needed items
  • shop for cute baby shower cups, plates, napkins, etc.

1 Week Before The Baby Shower

  • order cake
  • order catering or shop for menu items
  • make reservations (if at a restaurant)
  • touch base with helpers
  • pick up your baby shower gift to baby along with card and gift bag

Day Of The Baby Shower

  • pick-up a bundle of colorful helium balloons
  • decorate for the big event
  • set-up chairs
  • have helpers arrive early to bring food, help decorate, etc.
  • pick-up cake (unless you made it yourself)
  • make some of our popular baby shower punch
  • tie-up any last minute details

Isn't this a simple baby shower checklist? Not much to it and no need to feel overwhelmed.

Below are some simple and sweet little gestures to make the new mommy feel extra special at her baby shower.

  • Have a big comfy chair waiting for her to sit in.
  • Ask someone if they can jot down who all of the gifts are from.
  • Pre-address some thank-you cards for her, to make writing thank yous a snap (or have each guest address an envelope with their info)
  • Don't let mom carry any presents to her car - round up the shower gang to do the lifting!
  • Have a cute gift basket for the mom-to-be full of slippers, bubble bath, candles & a soothing CD.
  • Big brothers and sisters may be feeling a little left out. Treat them to a basket full of books, crayons and bubbles!
  • Brush up on your Baby Shower Etiquette: What to do and what not to do

Diaper Bag Checklist

We created a free printable diaper bag checklist that you can print off and tuck inside your baby shower gift for the mom-to-be at her baby shower!

The perfect gift idea would be to get her that designer diaper back she has been eyeing and filling it with all of the "new baby" essentials! Then include the checklist so she can always be stocked with the important "new baby items!"


Diaper bags are usually overflowing with all kinds of crazy things - especially if you have other children. There can be iPads, Kindles, iPhones, strange snacks from a week ago, juice boxes, you name it!

When you bring a new baby home you want the new diaper bag to stay clean and organized as long as possible. Below is a list to keep it well stocked and some tips for keeping it free from mysterious food items.

Top Diaper Bag Essentials

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Bottles
  • Bibs
  • Extra Outfit(s)
  • Medicine
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Thermometer
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Toys
  • Teether
  • Powdered Formula Packets
  • Bottled Water
  • Teething Gel
  • Pacifiers
  • Baby Nail Clippers
  • Mom items: wallet, cell phone, lipgloss, etc.

An easy way to stay organized and keep the clutter down to a minimum is to clean out the diaper bag after each outing. It is easier said than done but it really does help.

Also, if you have other children, fill a small bag with items they will need such as snacks and toys and tuck it into the diaper bag. This way their items stay separate from the baby's items.

Tuck your cell phone, lip gloss, wallet, etc into a side pocket or a mini purse.

Free Printable Baby Shower Corsage Tags

free baby shower corsages

Click on the picture above to see our cute ideas for making baby shower corsages and download your free tags!

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