Baby shower on a budget?

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      Congrats on the twins!

      The salads are good foods. My shower was held at our church in one of the meeting rooms. (Free of charge. We just had to clean up afterwards.) Our church has a kitchen too, which made it handy.

      You could look at the cost of ordering in subs (those 6 foot long ones) to accompany the salads, or make some. Have a few guests contribute food as your “gift”.

      Look up your local Babies R Us and attend their shower party. My Mom and I went and they show you several crafty things to do for a baby shower. My Mom did a few of them. They did not cost much either. You just pick and choose.

      Favors – my sister bought little baby charm things (plastic) and tulle and ribbon and filled up these little pouches she made with a couple of pieces of candy inside (since Easter candy is out right now, you can find a lot of M & M’s in pretty Spring colors for your May shower). She tied
      the pouches shut with the ribbon and attached a charm to the top. They were so cute. I saved a couple of them. 🙂

      Look online for shower games. There are lots of suggestions. We had a word scramble, a word search, charades/pictionary. We had about 25 people at that shower. (I am blessed that I had two showers – one at my workplace and one with friends & family at church). It was fun for our first baby! He is about to turn a year old.


      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
      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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