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14 MONEY SAVING HACKS WHEN PLANNING A BABY SHOWER ON A BUDGET

We all love baby showers! But they require some planning and can come with big expenses. So today we are sharing with you our favorite tips to save money when planning a baby shower on a budget.

With these money saving hacks, we promise, you'll be able to host a beautiful baby shower on a budget without skimping on style.


 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge


14 baby shower MONEY SAVING HACKS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW

1

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.

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2

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.

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
3

accept help

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.

4

plan ahead

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 the baby shower planning checklist that's included.

5

OPT FOR ONLINE INVITATIONS

There's no reason you have to spend money on baby shower invitations. You can create online invitations at Punchbowl or Evite. Besides, it is also much easier to keep track of  rsvps with online invitations!

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
6

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.

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
7

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.

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
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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.

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
9

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. 

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
10

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. 

11

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.

12

use free baby shower printables

Every baby shower needs a quota of games and fun. So look online for free printable baby shower game and activity sheets.

13

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.

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge
14

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.

 Money Saving Hacks when planning a baby shower on a budge

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.

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