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How to throw a baby shower on a budget

Baby showers are the perfect way to celebrate the pending arrival of a new baby. They are a great way to get family and friends together for a party, though the party itself does not have to be expensive. There is nothing wrong with throwing a budget-friendly baby shower and in this article we will explain how you can go about keeping your costs to a minimum.



Keep your costs to a minimum by hosting a baby shower tea party at your house.

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Baby showers are homely events. They do not need to be hosted in a grand venue. By having your baby shower at home, you can save yourself a lot of money as you will not need to pay to hire out a room. If you are hosting your baby shower in the summertime, you may want to consider hosting a garden party. If however it is winter and you do not think your house is big enough for all of your guests, you could always consider asking one of your close family members or friends if they would mind hosting it at their house instead. You are pregnant after all, so we’re sure they’ll let you get away with it!


Having professional invitations printed and designed can be quite expensive. If you are looking for a more budget friendly option, you could either by a pack of ready-made invitations or have a go at making them yourself at home. Sometimes handmade invitations are the most well-received as they have a personal feel to them. Alternatively you could always send out electronic invites via email or social media if you do not have the time to create handmade invitations.


Schedule your baby shower so that it is at a time when people won’t be expecting a full meal. For example you could schedule it for about two or three o’clock when people will already have had their lunch. This way you can get away with just supplying inexpensive party food and snacks like cakes, biscuits and crisps. Buy party food in bulk to reduce the costs even more.

Bake your own cakes

Rather than having your cake made by a professional baker, why not save on the costs by baking your own cake? Even if you are not the world’s best baker, there is bound to be someone in your family who makes great cakes! Keep it simple by going for a sponge cake and then decorate it to give it a professional-looking finish. Today you can buy all sorts of baby shower cake decorations like cake toppers and candles.

Cupcakes and biscuits always go down a treat and are really simple to bake at home. To make your baby shower biscuits that little bit more special, you could always buy cookie cutters in the shape of prams, rattles and teddy bears.



Decorate your cakes with icing, toppers and candles to give them a professional look.

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Party favours

Party favours are a great way of saying thank you to your guests for coming to your baby shower, but there is no need to spend a fortune on them. Instead, why not simply purchase little cupcake boxes and place a homemade cupcake in each of them. You will be baking anyway, so this won’t take any extra effort and your cakes are sure to go down well with your guests.


The main purpose of a baby shower is to celebrate impending motherhood, so there is no need for you to splash the cash on expensive food, decorations and other party supplies. Keep your baby shower as simple and as homely as possible and you are sure to have a good time. The most important thing is that you are surrounded by your loved ones and that they are there to support you through this special time in your life.


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