Saving Up Before Baby Arrives: How to Throw a Baby Shower On a Budget

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How to Throw a Baby Shower On a Budget

Are you looking to throw a baby shower on a budget? How do you do it? If so, check out this guide to learn how it’s done.

Meghan Markle’s baby shower cost a jaw-dropping $200,000.

For many of us, we have to plan a baby shower on a much smaller budget. The good news is, with a bit of creativity, it’s possible to have your own beautiful, memorable celebration.

Here are a few tips on having a royal shower without a royal budget.

  1. Use Invitation Card Templates

Hiring a professional graphics designer to design your cards and have them printed costs a good amount of money. How about going DIY on it?

There are beautiful baby shower invitations that are customizable and free!

You can work on this at any location of your convenience, and you can opt to send them out via email and other mobile applications-again saving you mailing fees.

Digital invites are also much easier for your guests to RSVP.

  1. Baby Shower Location

The venue of the shower also tends to eat into your budget.

How about hosting the shower at your place, or if it’s not big enough, requesting a relative or a friend with a bigger house to allow you to use their home for a few hours?

If you are sure about the weather around the time of the shower, you can also have it in a public space like a park.

Be sure to find out from the local authorities if there are any special permits you require and if you are allowed to do a bit of décor.

  1. Décor

Compare different stores including online stores to see where you can find variety at an affordable price.

Latex balloons cost less than mylar balloons, and with a creative arrangement, you get the same effect. Accentuate your balloons with some dressed up candles, and you can transform your venue into a magical party den.

  1. Food and Drinks

Food and drinks tend to be the most substantial cost when it comes to such events. Getting a good catering company will require you to dig deep in your pockets.

But there is a way around this.

Enlist the help of your closest friends or relatives and have each person make their signature dish or snack.

Also, you can be sneaky about the timing of the shower to cut food costs as well. A lunchtime shower suggests fuller meals, while an evening shower can go down well with snacks and finger foods.

Raid your local farmers market for cheap, fresh produce to make miniature sandwiches and hotdogs. You can have several different fillings and let people pick their favorite fillings to create their sandwiches and mini burgers.

Throw in some fruit and cheeses, and you have a mini feast for your celebration.

  1. Cake and Dessert

Get creative here as well. If you are lucky enough to have a relative or pal that’s a good baker, do not hesitate to ask. Most people will do just about anything for the lady with a bun in the oven.

If this is not an option, you can buy a nice simple vanilla cake from your favorite store, plus some cookies and cupcakes.

Similarly, buy a few different toppings separately and let your shower guests create their favorite desserts. This is way more affordable than a custom made cake and it’s lots of fun.

Get Planning

Go ahead and plan the baby shower of your dreams and that your guests will enjoy. Ensure to have fun and take lots of pictures for your scrapbook as well.

Is your shower falling smack in the middle of summer? Check out our blog for an ice-cream party guide. 

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