Baby Shower Planning
Planning your Baby Shower on a Budget?
Planning a baby shower can be fun and exciting but unfortunately stressful and costly. Throwing the perfect Baby Shower on a tight budget can be done.
First, decide on a theme. Having a theme can stop those oh, so cute, impulse purchases. Keep your theme simple.
Plan to have the shower at someone's house. This will cut down on rental expenses, as well as food expenses.
Create your own baby shower invitations on your computer. The web offers tons of free images to help make your invites festive. Print out your invitations on card stock that can be purchased at any office supply store. If you are not feeling crafty enough, go with an E-vite. There are lots of E-vite sites to choose from and most are free.
Planning your menu. Keep your food simple. Set up a buffet table with appetizers, finger sandwiches, snacks, etc. Check out sites online for ideas for party foods and desserts. Baking your own desserts is very cost effective. Worried about clean up, opt for plastic platters that can be found at party stores, dollar stores and online. Don't be afraid to ask some of the guests to bring a food item, most will be happy to help.
Keep your drinks simple. Iced tea, lemonade, soda served in decorative glasses with a cute umbrella. It is not necessary to serve costly alcoholic drinks. The mommy-to-be will not be drinking alcohol anyway. So show her your support with a refreshing soft drink.
Choose your favors. Offering guests a token of appreciate is almost mandatory these days. But it does not have to break the bank. There are so many favor sites on the web and many offer cost effective choices. Our Baby Shower Candy Bar Wrappers are a great do-it-yourself favor. We also offer festive Jumbo Swirl Lollipops, which can double as a favor and a centerpiece. Try putting our lollipops in a short vase filled with jelly bean, m&m's or any colorful candy you can think of.
These are just some ideas. Search the web to find dozens of websites which can help in your planning. Have a great shower!!