When you are budgeting for a baby shower, there are several things that you need to consider. It would be very helpful if you had a plan that included the following questions:

• How much money do you have in the budget to spend on the shower?

• What is the expectant mother like?

• What types of things does she enjoy?

• What does she need to help her start off right with the new baby?

• Does she know if it is a boy or girl?

• Does she have other children?

All these are things that need to be considered when planning a baby shower and sticking to the budge you have decided upon. If this is a first child, there is a good possibility that the mom is going to need everything. Hosting a baby shower does not mean you have to break the bank. Simple streamer in yellow, baby blue and pink creates a lovely setting, and is very inexpensive. You could begin with your theme and then search discount craft shops, “dollar stores”, and even incorporating gifts into the theme and decoration. Often at the discount chains one can things just for those events. You can get everything from decorations to the party favors.

When it comes to the invitations, you can really be creative. One idea, use card stock paper at the craft stores and makes your own for just a few pennies each. Another idea for cost saving but very creative invitations involves using inexpensive bibs or baby t-shirts and write the invitation on them with a colorful marker, roll them up, tie them off with a ribbon for a very original baby invitation. Another great idea that is relatively inexpensive and works when you need to invite several guests involves creating hand made invitations using plain picnic napkins. They come in like 500 in a case and they are simply folded them into triangular diapers and then fastened with safety pins. They are then dipped into colored paraffin wax. Once they were dried the invitation is written on just a plain slip of paper, placed inside the baby diaper with just a portion peeking out. Those would also be a great thing to include as a favor. One of the most important things would be to check with the mother though, as she may already have a preconceived plan on what the baby shower will be like.

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Budgeting for a Baby Shower, Things to Consider