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If you are throwing a baby shower for a friend, colleague or family member, you are doing something so wonderful and gracious. Kudos to you! But we know that parties come with big expenses. So today we are sharing with you 15 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budget. With these hacks, we promise you'll be able to host a beautiful baby shower on a budget without skimping on style.
14 baby shower MONEY SAVING HACKS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW
host the baby shower at a house
If you are throwing a baby shower on a budget, consider hosting the shower at your house. You'll eliminate extra costs associated with facility rental charges and be able to host an intimate function as well.
CHOOSE A PARK or other affordable venue
You could also look for other venues that are free, such as a park or book a club house where the rental charges are reasonable.
As you are planning the baby, please accept help from the mom-to-be's friends or family. Take them up on their offer and give them specific tasks such as coordinating the games or even taking care of the decor. You'll have less things to worry about and cut down your costs.
As with most things in life, if you wait till the last moment, you'll end up paying more. So plan ahead, pick a date for the shower and choose a venue. Lock in rental fees if you have to. Shop around for decor and favors until you can find great deals. Check out this article on Tips for Planning a Baby Shower and print free baby shower planning checklist that's included.
SHOP AROUND FOR AFFORDABLE PRINTED INVITATIONS
If you however prefer printed invitations, look for affordable options on Etsy and online markets places such as Zapple. You'll be able to get invitations for a fraction of the regular cost.
PLAN A SIMPLE MENU
When it comes to the menu, keep it simple. Remember you are not expected to provide a 5 course meal. Plan a simple simple that's cost effective and easy to make.
DECIDE ON MINIATURE PORTIONS/ FINGER FOODS
When planning a budget friendly menu, stick with finger foods or miniature portions to keep things simple and affordable. Not only will you save money but it will help the baby shower have a better flow. You'll have more time to play games, do activities and open gifts.
DIY THE BABY SHOWER DECOR
With a theme and a vision, you can absolutely DIY some fabulous decor for the baby shower. You'll end up saving a lot of money and create something you'll absolutely love. We love decorating with decor that the mom to be can take home with her after the shower and keep as a memento.
FIND BEAUTIFUL YET AFFORDABLe SERVEWARE
You can absolutely throw a beautiful baby shower on a budget. So shop for affordable but beautiful serving pieces that make a big impact. We love bargain hunting at stores like Target where they have fantastic pieces on the $3 aisles or even at places like the dollar store.
decorate with things you have
Sometimes all you really need to do is look around your house to find pieces you can use for baby shower decorations such as flower arrangements, garlands, etc.
incorporate useful and creative crafts
If you know the guest of honor loves to get crafty, go for it and plan a hands on craft where the mom to be and the guests can make something sweet for the baby. We love seeing stations at baby showers where guests design bodysuits, bibs, make bows etc.
give home made treats for party favors
You can't send the guests home empty handed after all the fun. Give them some home made treats to take home as a token of your appreciation.
No matter your budget, you can absolutely throw a fantastic baby shower to sprinkle the little one with love and gifts. With a bit of creativity and thinking outside the box, a beautiful baby shower is indeed possible on a shoe string budget.