Baby shower on a budget?

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      For a place to have it, what about fire house or where

      I live we have a small VFW that rents out their

      building. That way whatever ya have to pay for the

      rental of building would be a tax deduction. Also they

      would have the tables and chairs so ya don’t have to

      worry about that either.

      For the food, the covered dish idea is good, but

      also, ya could just do lunch meat and chips, and make

      jugs of kool aide for drinks.

      The dollar stores are also great places to buy

      stuff for the shower. If ya had extra money right now,

      ya could look for valentine discounts for party favors

      also.

      Hope these ideas might help ya.

      Later,

      Kelly

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      > From: Kristen

      > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

      > Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 5:06 PM

      > Subject: Budget101.com : Baby shower on a budget?

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      > 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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