Hosting a baby shower on a budget
Baby showers are a whole lot of fun and they are a true privilege to host. Of course, there is always a fair bit of planning and, if you need to host a baby shower on a budget, here are some fantastic tips. With these tips, you can make the mum-to-be feel special without spending a fortune.
Booking a venue will set you back and it can cost quite a bit. The amount you spend will depend on the size and location as well as the services offered. If you want to save, you can host your baby shower on a budget by using your home or a mutual friend’s home as the venue. Make sure that the space can cater to the number of guests. You will also need to make sure that you have enough seats and tables as well as eating utensils and glassware.
Nothing makes a party more festive than fresh flowers. Pink flowers are popular when mum is expecting a baby girl. Blue bouquets are best suited for baby boys on the way. If the parents do not know whether they are expecting a boy or girl, you can always opt for something neutral or mixed bouquets. As far as a baby shower on a budget is concerned, you should ask your florist about their most affordable flowers, seasonal blooms and flower deals.
You can decorate the room with other items like balloons if you like. When ordering flowers for your baby shower, you can always ask your florist about balloons to suit this occasion. In addition, you can purchase colourful balloons to decorate every corner of the room.
Food is another significant expense and it might seem impossible to host a baby shower on a budget when you calculate the cost of food. This is all the more reason to keep it simple. Instead of hiring a caterer, you should prepare the food yourself. Keep the foods very simple and easy to serve. Finger foods are usually the easiest and most affordable. They are also quick to prepare.
Don’t be afraid to ask others for help! You can ask them to help you prepare the food, set up the decorations or even bring along dishes to put on the table for everyone to enjoy. If the mum-to-be has any special needs, make sure that this is communicated to your helpers.