It is always fun and exciting to celebrate life or welcome a new member of the family. Having a baby shower is one of the most important things to have when expecting. But whether you like it or not, having this party is another expense, which is why planning for it is as important as having it, so that overspending can be avoided.
Here are the best tips on how to save for the baby party:
Home over restaurant.
Conducting the event in a restaurant or a function hall of some hotel would be very expensive. It would be best to hold the party at your home. You can also ask a friend or a relative if it would be possible to hold the baby shower at their place. This way, you don’t have to spend too much on rent by just having it at home where it’s free.
You don’t need to spend too much on hiring an event organizer to let him or her pick which decorations you will have. Instead of spending too much on new and pricey decorations, you can just reuse, buy from thrift shops or go to supply chains that have more affordable alternatives.
Potluck instead of buying or paying for food.
You don’t have to spend too much for restaurant menus, you don’t even have to pay too much for catering either. You can simply have potluck. Your friends and family members are probably going to understand if you divide the food responsibility among everybody. If not, you can simply buy in bulk at the food store and prepare dips instead of meals. You don’t even have to buy an expensive cake. You can actually bake your own cake in your oven. There is always that one family friend or relative that is an expert in pastries; let him or her help you.
Be resourceful with your invitations.
It may cost you a big chunk of your budget if you hire a professional designer for your invitations and have them printed on fancy stationery. A great alternative for this, in order for you to save money, is having Do-It-Yourself invitations. Again, there is that family friend or relative who is really good at creativity, let him or her assist you. The best alternative to save money for your invitation is having an e-invitation. Send invitations through email or social media, like Facebook. That is much faster, more convenient, and yes, cheaper.
Affordable baby gifts.
For the guests, there are affordable options for the gifts that you will give the mother-to-be. You can give her babysitting coupons or a gift basket from the dollar store.