Find out everything you need to know about Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget!
Everybody loves Baby Showers but the cost can be staggering as anyone who has ever planned a baby shower knows. It isn’t that the guests expect a large bash but we are always so worried there will not be enough we go overboard.
Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget 101
- By invitations at the dollar store or take advantage of offers on sites such as VistaPrint, Shutterfly, and York Photo.
- Select a theme that allows you to add your own touches without buying “Branded” items.
- Purchase Table Cloths, plasticware, plates, napkins, and cups at the Dollar Store.
- Create your own centerpieces
- Purchase a sheet cake from your local Warehouse Club or make your own cupcakes.
- Make Homemade Hand Scrubs for game prizes.
- Plan your shower for mid-afternoon, guests will have already eaten lunch and you can go with lite foods.
- Do a Salad Style Buffet. Include: Tossed Salad, Pasta Salad, Tuna Macaroni Salad.
- You do not need tons of side dishes. The food line will go faster with just a few options.
- Buy bread or rolls from a discount bread store – no need to spend what fancy bakery wants.
- Let the parents-to-be know that the shower is your gift to them.
- Skip hors d’oeuvres and table snacks.
- Set up your sides before your main dishes. Guest will fill up their plates with the less expensive items and take less of the entree.
My Favorite Tip when Planning a Baby Shower
Take people up on their offer to help. You do not have to be a superwoman and do everything yourself. Remember when planning a baby shower that 5 people bringing dishes is 5 less dishes you have have to make or pay for.
Hi I’m Gwendolyn and I have been a stay at home mom since 2009. I have been with my husband, James, for 10 years and we are proud parents of Jayme (9) and Nicholas (14). We foster dogs and are also parents to 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 hamster, 1 fish, and a snake. My father-in-law lives with us so it is always non-stop at our house. I had the honor of becoming a step-parent when I got married and have a great relationship with my step-son. I always used coupons and shopped for bargains but was forced to step up my game when my husband was disabled in 2005. I get an incredible rush from saving money and finding great deals. My life is a constant journey and I look forward to sharing it with you all.
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