I've got two really special baby showers coming up, my cousin's having a fourth baby girl, and my new sister-in-law is having my brother's baby!! But, I have a couple of protocol dilemmas.
"Co-hosting" : First, I'm co-hosting with my grandmother and my mom. That means this shower is probably not going to happen my way, right?! I have to share control with THE TWO matriarchs of my family. And, how do we divide the responsibilities fairly? I KNEW I'd be in charge of games, and OF COURSE I'll bring Registry Bingo. I also LOVE an opportunity to be creative, so I did the invitations. My Grandma immediately offered to host the shower in her air-conditioned home with plenty of space, and my mom offered to provide the cake. Whew! Go, girls!
Then, due to widespread recession, we chose to make this September shower a potluck. After talking to Natalie, my cousin, she preferred only family members bring dishes to share. Well, shoot, how do I know what all her sisters-in-law will bring? And that makes my dish really instrumental. One of a few! What's a really charming AND filling lunch dish for guests?? Any suggestions? I'm still wavering between a Macaroni and Cheese Casserole, or Costco Croissants and Cheeses for mini sandwiches...what do you suggest?
As a co-host, it's easy to forget key party parts, like drinks, plates, and flowers. While we each have less work, which is fabulous, we might miss something! So, I've found co-hosting to illicit many more phone calls between planners, but does lighten the load for the host!