When planning a special party, which is something I've done quite a bit of over the past few years, I always find it best to pick the perfect venue first, then allow the details to flourish from there.
I planned my own baby shower, yes I know that traditionally it's supposed to be done by others, but what can I say...I like to be in control!
Esme was due in December, so I was excited to have a Baby Shower in October because I love the fall weather and that month in particular. I stumbled upon a gorgeous venue in Los Angeles, Le Muse, and from there everything just fell into place.
I was such a happy and glowing mama-to-be and with every single day that passed, I fell more and more in love with my little angel. I know most people say that they can't wait to meet their baby, but I really loved just carrying her and having her all to myself. She ended up being 10 days late and I had to be induced, and not once did I feel like I was done being pregnant and wanted her out!
My biggest advice for planning a fun and memorable party is to remember that not all of your guests are pregnant and some may not even have kids yet, so be sure to make it entertaining for everyone and also remember that it's a shower for the mama!!! Not the baby :)