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Budget Baby Shower

There’s no better way to show love and support for a mom-to-be than by throwing her a shower. Honoring her with gifts and attention will go a long way in the months to come. Good news: You can make the shower stylish, creative and fun for all without breaking the bank—simply follow our lead.

Budget Baby Shower

Budget on Board!

  • Host the shower mid-morning or mid-afternoon so people won’t be expecting a full meal.
  • Instead of costly paper invites, send emails or use Facebook or online invitations. There are some cute options out there!
  • Why spend the cash on plastic or paper tableware when your own will do great? Even if you mix and match settings, real plates are a nice touch.
  • Check out these edible show-stoppers: Baby’s Bib Cake, Baby Rattle Cupcakes and Baby Block Cereal Bars.
  • Offering a punch is a great way to save money and time. You can buy the ingredients in bulk, and guests can help themselves from a pitcher or punch bowl.

Thrifty Décor

  • Check out your local thrift store, where you can often find inexpensive glass mason jars. Tie them with ribbon and use them for votives or silverware caddies.
  • Turn teacups upside down and place a plate on top for a vintage-inspired cake stand or multi-tiered serving platter. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns.
  • Both the jar votives and teacups could also double as parting gifts.

Gifts & Games

  • Check with the guest of honor to see if some silliness is in order or if she’d rather just have a chatty time. If guests are up for some fun, pop over to our ABC Shower guide for game ideas.
  • Consider making the game prizes yourself, like our Brownie Pops or Chocolate Teddy Bear Pops.
  • As an inexpensive yet incredibly thoughtful gift for the mom-to-be, pick up a blank scrapbook or journal and ask everyone to add a personal note of advice or a memory of motherhood. Later, she’ll be able to add photos.

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Drinks/Apps

3 ingredients and 3 steps is all you need to make lemon and strawberry punch – ready in just 10 minutes.
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Keep pita bread and store-bought hummus on hand to make an easy appetizer in 15 minutes.
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For the Table

A modern update to a traditional favorite, these open-face tea sandwiches are easy to make and impressive to serve.
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Try a new spin on quiche using an easy-to-make potato crust!
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These creamy dreamy lemonade cupcakes brighten any summer afternoon party.
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Bring birthdays to baby with bites of a bib cake. It’s one to brag about!
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