I am hosting a baby shower for a friend of mine next month. It's going to be super small. I anticipate 6-10 attendees including myself and the guest of honor. I'm hosting at my house. I've never hosted a shower of any kind before, though I've been to a bunch.
I will be serving a ton of food and beverages no matter what time of day because that's how I roll.
-What's a good start time? I was thinking 11 am? Not too early, but early enough so that people can do other things with their day? (It will be on a Saturday)
-Do I put an end time on the invite or let it organically end?
-To do games or not to do games.. argh. I know a lot of people generally dislike games. But some people love games? I've always enjoyed bingo because it gives me something to do when the guest of honor is opening gifts but it's such a small group that I don't think bingo makes sense.
-I'm considering doing a sit down brunch in my home instead of a mingling and finger food thing since it's a smaller group. Especially if we go the no games route. Is that a good idea? How do I word that on the invite? Do I need to?
-How do you guys feel about favors for each guest instead of game winner prizes especially if we don't do games?
-Every shower I go to, I'm asked to bring diapers or wipes for a raffle. Presumably in addition to a gift. Thoughts?
Any general advice is welcome of course. Thanks!