I’m attending a baby shower tonight and it got me thinking about hosting parties.
I have found that the worst time is right at the beginning. You know that not all of your guests are going to be on time, but it is rather awkward to have everyone one waiting around for people to arrive before you can start.
I found the perfect solution: make a puzzle about the Mom-to-Be, her husband, the nursery theme, etc. Pass it out at the beginning. It gives guests something to do, but at the same time it’s a great ice breaker. They’ll start to talk to each other and get comfortable with each other as they answer the questions. You can give a prize to the person with the most right answers.