Baby shower on a budget?

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      Hi there,

      My first thought was to rent a pavilion at a local

      park. We have a beautiful park here, surrounding a

      lake, and it cost about $30 to rent the pavilion for a

      4 hour period. Since it’s a covered area, it can be

      used rain or shine…and May is usually a wonderful

      time of year. I know this because we’ve rented the

      pavilion twice for my daughter’s birthday parties in


      A BBQ is relatively inexpensive (hot dogs, burgers,

      chicken), and close family/friends may be willing to

      bring a dish (tossed salad, pasta salad, potato salad,

      chips, brownies, cookies).

      Good luck – and congrats!!!



      — Kristen <> wrote:

      > Hi everyone!

      > My Mom wants to throw me my baby shower. I’m having

      > twins in August

      > (I’m 17wks along right now)! 🙂

      > We need help with a few suggestions…firstly, mom

      > won’t be able to

      > pay for the whole thing, so we ar egoing to help

      > contribute as much

      > as we can. The shower will likely be held in May.

      > The first issue is, we will need a place to hold the

      > shower. Mom’s

      > house and ours are both too small, and neither of us

      > have large yards.

      > We’d LOVE to be able to have it at a restaurant or

      > something, where

      > food is included, but they cost about $12-15/per

      > person, so that is

      > out of thw question, being that we’ll have around 50

      > guests. Any

      > ideas on finding a hall or some other establishment

      > that will let us

      > hold the shower at a low cost, W/OUT having to use

      > their catering?

      > And, on the subject of food…what would be a good,

      > affordable lunch

      > time menu for a crowd this size? I’m thinking we

      > could make various

      > salads (tossed, pasta, potato, etc), but I’m at a

      > loss for anything

      > else.

      > Favors? I’m drawing a complete blank here! LOL

      > Another area lacking imagination is a theme. Are

      > themes necessary?

      > Have any of you been to a shower that you loved that

      > we can try and

      > recreate inexpensively?

      > Any ideas, tips, anything at all that you all may

      > suggest would be

      > most appreciated.

      > Thank you,

      > Kris 🙂





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