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Friday, April 30, 2010

CHEAP BABY SHOWER IDEAS

If you’re wondering why anybody needs cheap baby shower ideas when a shower is supposed to be a welcoming occasion of giving and celebration I suppose it’s safe to say that you haven’t researched the cost of cakes and decorations. After you do, throw in the price of a decent gift and the cost of a baby shower can be shocking. For this reason, hostesses on a budget are clamoring to discover ways to throw a cheap baby shower without looking well....cheap.


After doing some checking I found that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did on how to save money when hosting a party. For one thing, the biggest advantage to making your own baby shower invitations is that you get to boast about how you came up with the design. Bragging rights are important, but right now we are going to focus on how to throw a cheap baby shower, not stroking our egos and building a reputation for being the "hostess with the mostess" so keeping reading because I have a few tips that will save you some money.

CHEAP BABY SHOWER INVITATIONS

If you have an endless supply of colored ink cartridges and card stock lying around, but all means, make good use of those free printable baby shower invitations online. But if doing your own printing involves buying ink and supplies, not to mention eating up a fair amount of your precious time, do yourself a favor and head out to the party supply store and see what they have on their discount table. To save money on postage, take a walk and hand deliver the invites to friends within walking distance.


INEXPENSIVE BABY SHOWER DECORATIONS

Again, the discount table at the party supply store is your friend. Even if you hit the mother lode of discontinued decorations, keep it simple by filling the space with lots of balloons and crepe paper. Buy the least amount of tableware that you can get by with. A pile of leftover plates and cups is a reminder of money wasted.

SAVE MONEY ON THE MENU

Be sure that your invitations arrive ten to fourteen days before the date of the party asking the recipient to RSVP so that you can know the exact number of guests that will be attending. This is invaluable information to have on hand when buying refreshments.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Eliminating waste is perhaps one of the best, cheap baby shower ideas that you will ever find. Buying only what you need will keep expenses down and you can host your party without looking like a tightwad.