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What You Need to Know About Setting A Baby Shower Budget

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You’ve decided to host a baby shower and are excited. Yours is going to be the best shower ever and it’s going to be so much fun to plan. Or maybe you have to host it? It’s an obligation? Either way, you want to have the best shower, for the best possible price (and the least amount of stress). That’s where we come in. With years of experience, we offer the best products (at the best prices) and we offer real world advice that will really help you save money and time.

Let’s start with the budget. Without out one, the cost of the shower can skyrocket faster than you can bat an eye.

Everyone has different needs in terms of number of guests, budget dollars available and tastes so I am laying out each items as a percentage of your total budget.

I always figure out the food first, especially if hosting at a restaurant. Here's a tip: speak to a manager and ask if they can knock the price down a few dollars per person if you select less costly dishes. A few bucks multiplied by 30 people, for example, can be quite a savings.

Some other tips:

  1. Share the cost with a co-host. You’ll save money and time and get to enjoy the process with a family member or friend.
  2. Skip the fancy large meal and go for lighter fare. Consider simple appetizers or dessert and coffee.
  3. If you’re hosting a baby shower at a restaurant, go with lunch or brunch instead of dinner to cut costs. Arrange for the special baby shower menu in advance and have guests pick between two or three choices instead of the full menu.
  4. Select shower favors that can serve as decorations or a baby gift that can be displayed as a centerpiece to save some money.
  5. Shop early. This is especially important when planning a baby shower on a budget! It gives you time to order online and find exactly what you want at reasonable prices rather than having to rush out and settle for whatever is available at the closest store.
  6. Throw a potluck. Everyone gets to bring their favorite dish. Delicious and perfect when you’re trying to keep costs low.
  7. Select with seasonal flowers. Out-of-season flowers are more costly. And remember, don’t overlook grocery stores and green markets, which often carry flowers at reasonable prices.

Even with these tips, we know that planning any party can get expensive. That's why we offer a 15% discount off MSRP on ALL of our baby shower favors and invitations. PLUS, you can get quantity discounts on top of those already low prices. Our ordering process is easy, choose your invitation or favor, enter personalization, update the quantity and add to cart. So simple!

We’ve been doing this for 10 years and our products and advice have helped us be a part of thousands of successful showers!

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