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- February 26, 2007 at 10:06 pm #251061Guest
First, forget lunch menu’s. You can do a dessert shower- make it
sometime around 2 in the afternoon to avoid lunch or dinner hourswhen people are more hungry.
For food, have just dessert type items- cup cakes, cake, cheesecake,
brownies, cookies, pie, etc. Ask close relatives (siblings, closeaunt’s, grandmas, etc) if they would mind bringing a dish to pass.
Don’t request it on the invitation, though, as most people will find
it tacky. Just ask the people closest to you. Or, if anyone asks ifyou guys need any help throwing the shower, ask them if they would
mind bringing a dessert to pass.
For plates & decorations, hit up your local dollar stores over thenext few months. Just grab one or two things here or there so you
have a stock pile in time for the shower itself. Plates can be
printed or a plain solid color (or colors). Pink, blue, green,yellow, or white all will look nice. Also, after Easter, check for
easter plates on clearance, because you should be able to find
something with flowers in pastel colors that will work great withoutlooking Eastery.
For games, do something simple. Baby word scramble, Guess the Baby
Food (without opening, smelling, or tasting it), measure the belly(people take a string and guess how round your belly is, then they
take turns either measuring you, or holding it next to a premeasured
one, and which ever is the closest wins), etc.My sister’s shower was yesterday, and one thing they did was for the
door prize drawing, they had you bring a package of diapers, any
size, any brand, any amount of diapers. You didn’t have to bring apackage, but if you did, you got entered into that drawing for the
As for where to hold it, check with local organizations like theEagles, Moose, American Legion, etc. They usually have space they
can rent out cheaply, and don’t require you to purchase their
catering (because they almost never provide it!).For decorations, May is perfect for wild flowers in most areas. Save
up your mason style jars over the next few months- spaghetti sauce,
applesauce, etc), and cover them in pastel tissue paper, tying itaround the neck with curly ribbon in a contrasting color. Fill the
jar with water and a bunch of wild flowers, and you’re set for the
tables. You can even send them home as a parting gift with some ofthe guests.
Get some plain white paper in big rolls or plastic table cloth in
big rolls to cover banquet style tables.For game prizes, always get at least double the amount of games
you’ll have, so you have enough in case 2 people tie. If you have
prizes left over by the last game, give the top X amount of peopleall a prize.
For the actual prizes, get small things- new pot holders, dish
towels, a pretty coffee mug filled with candy, etc. It doesn’t haveto be anything great, just something cute. Check dollar stores and
clearance sections for this stuff. Target has a great section of $1
items in the front of each store now.— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Kristen”
> Hi everyone!> My Mom wants to throw me my baby shower. I’m having twins in
> (I’m 17wks along right now)! 🙂> We need help with a few suggestions…firstly, mom won’t be able
> pay for the whole thing, so we ar egoing to help contribute asmuch
> 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
> 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
> salads (tossed, pasta, potato, etc), but I’m at a loss foranything
> 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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