Friday, June 27, 2014

Introducing the "On the Cheap" Series -How to throw a baby shower for under $80

 I am excited to introduce my "On the Cheap" series. These will be posts about creating, hosting, and planning while remaining on budget. I love to get the most out of my money. I am always looking for little ways to save.

I offered to throw a baby shower for one of my very good friends (friends since 4th grade say whaa?) I wanted to host a "classy" event with a limited budget. So I took out a 100.00 bill and told myself I couldn't spend a penny over. (now I turned it into a game.. is that my idea of fun? maybe.. but I have to entertain myself with Nate being gone )

Here is the break down:

Decorations $35
All my decorations were DIY. I got some pretty scrapbook paper for the Lucy banner as well as the heart garland. The Tassle garland was made using this tutorial: Garland Tutorial
Balloons were purchased at Zurchers

These cute gold chevron straws were purchased at hobby lobby using a 40% coupon

The centerpiece was different things I had laying around at home. A gold bird cage, gold candle and then some tissue paper fluffed up to look pretty.

For the cups, plates. bowls-- These colorful plates cost almost $7.00 at Zurchers. Make sure you check out the dollar store first just to see what your options are. I even purchased most of the plastic serving bowls there too.

Food $40
I wanted to keep the food simple, we ate fruit and yogurt dip, rolls with honey butter, assorted pink treats (cookies, taffy, candy)  

I made Oreo truffles recipe here
as well as chocolate covered Rice Krispie treats.
we had Pink lemonade with Sprite to drink.

After everything I came in a little under $80 which is a win in my book, especially when thinking about how much I could have spent alone on decorations :)

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