6 Inexpensive Hacks For Your DIY Baby Shower

Oct 28 2018
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How fun! The last baby shower I went to was all farmer themed. The ladies ordered a green frosting cake and then they DIY’d the heck out of the top of it. They added a whole stable yard of pigs and cows as well as a john deer tractor! Behind the tractor they simply scraped off the frosting (it was a chocolate cake) to make it look like the “ground” behind it had been tilled up. They also added large stuffed farm animals into the buffet to make it look like horses were eating the carrots etc.

There are plenty of ways to throw a baby shower without breaking the bank. One of them is by planning a DIY party that’s not only affordable but also fun
(The following is a contributed article with some great ideas on how to decorate small spaces.)

There are plenty of ways to throw a baby shower without breaking the bank. One of them is by planning a DIY party that’s not only affordable, but also fun and memorable.

If you’re leaning towards a DIY baby shower for yourself or for someone close to you, here are some inexpensive hacks that can help you stick to your budget

Send out electronic invitations

Not having to print and send out invitations is already a budget hack, but sending out electronic invites also means you’re letting people know of your event the soonest possible way.

Plus, it’s less of a hassle compared to having to mail out invitations.

There are plenty of ways to throw a baby shower without breaking the bank. One of them is by planning a DIY party that’s not only affordable but also fun

Opt for Reusable Decorations

This alone can help you save tons of money since you can re-use the same decorations for future parties.

Use Japanese lanterns instead of tissue balls, or use plastic plates that you can clean and keep for the next party instead of using paper plates. For table centerpieces, use artificial flowers.

Unless, of course, you have a flower field behind your house, the cost of fresh flower bouquets can add up.

Enlist the Help of Family Members

Planning everything yourself can be tedious– and you’re pregnant too! So if you have family members and friends who are willing and interested to help you out, accept their offered help.

Whether it’s in planning the theme, making the decorations and favors, or hosting the event, any extra helping hand is sure to keep you sane throughout the preparations and help keep you within your budget.

There are plenty of ways to throw a baby shower without breaking the bank. One of them is by planning a DIY party that’s not only affordable but also fun

Potluck

Catering can cost a lot, so how about having a potluck instead? You can ask your family members to bring dishes they specialize in, and prepare a spread of yummy homemade food that you and your guests can enjoy.

Prepare edible Favors

Edible favors can be cheaper than store-bought favors, especially if you bake or prepare them yourself. Cover them up with cute favor stickers and match them with the party’s theme.

Avoid giving favors that would only end up collecting dust in people’s basements and give them something delicious to take home instead.

Skip the Cake

Unless you have someone willing to bake you a baby shower cake for free, then be prepared to shell out some good cash. Instead of doing that, why not skip it altogether, and literally have a diaper cake as the centerpiece of your dessert table, instead?

It’s both creative and inexpensive, and will certainly be a focal point for your guests.

If you want something to eat but less expensive than ordering a cake, prepare a dessert buffet filled with creamy cupcakes, baby-themed cookies, and fruit creations that everyone will be sure to enjoy.

Baby showers don’t have to be expensive for it to be fun. Just be sure to plan for and prepare everything in advance: the food, the games, the decorations, and the party favors. Lastly, have fun and enjoy your party!

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There are plenty of ways to throw a baby shower without breaking the bank. One of them is by planning a DIY party that’s not only affordable but also fun

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2 Comments

  1. November 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Tarah,
    I wanted to invite you to link up at our BOTW link party, just opening. https://www.b4andafters.com/the-best-of-the-weekend-link-party-2/ Would you like an email reminder when it opens each week?

    • November 5, 2018 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Liberty! I’ll add it to my list, have a great week!

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