October 09, 2020 4 min read
When it comes to someone close to us we want to throw them the best party possible. After all having a baby is probably one of the biggest things that will happen in a persons life. However, having a huge lavish baby shower can blow out to a big budget. The most important part fo a baby shower is that the mum-to-be has an amazing day and is made to feel special not the size of the budget.
It is possible to throw a fantastic baby shower party on a tight budget by cutting back on nonessentials and taking some clever short cuts along the way. With years of experience in baby showers and baby supplies in Australia, Bespoke Baby offers some advice from veteran baby shower hostesses.
When planning a baby shower, it is really important to figure out a realistic budget right from the get go. Have a sit down with the mum to be and lay out a realistic party plan based around that budget. There will need to be some give and take on what is considered essential and non negotiable and what items can be left out or substituted.
At this stage, here are a few ways you can save significantly:
Taking up a massive 45% of the budget, food is the biggest culprit when it comes to expensive baby showers. From elaborate cakes to catering services, it is easy to go into the deep end on this one.
While you certainly don’t want your guests to go hungry and go away grumbling, there are a few ways to save money on food:
It is easy to save money on the venue - simply have the shower in your home or that of one of the friends. You can also do it at a park or other venue where you don’t have to pay a lot of booking fees or do a lot of decorating.
Speaking of decorating, there are numerous options to keep things classy on a low budget. Here are some tips to help with saving on decorating:
Although party favours are a nice idea they can end up causing you a lot of money. You don’t have to give favours, less than 50% of baby showers have favours for the guests. If you do intend on giving them choose creative ways to keep the costs down. Maybe you could make something personalised if you are a creative person or purchase from stores that have sample sizes of make up, skincare, body and bath products etc.
Party favours are especially not needed if you intent on giving prizes for games. Prizes for games again don’t need to be extravagant but just a token. Watch for local special offers on chocolates or lollies in the weeks leading up to the baby shower to grab a bargain.
Throwing a baby shower on a tight budget is possible and doable if you are practical as you do it. Saving money on the baby shower party means there is more money available to be spent on useful baby shower gifts. When choosing your baby shower gifts Bespoke Baby do prompt deliveries throughout Australia and have one of the biggest baby shower gift catalogues around.