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Baby Shower Planning on a Tight Budget

Aug 17, 2007
Are you the host of a bay shower and wanting to save a little extra money while not appearing cheap? There are some corners that you can easily cut while still pulling off a stunning gala event! By following the tips and ideas below you will ensure that you have one of the grandest parties the guests and the mother to be will remember for years to come while saving big money.

By following the three things below you can easily save over half the cost of a traditional baby shower and yet personalize and customize the event. However, keep in mind that where ever you are saving money you will have to spend a little more time. So if you are short on time then it is often easier to pay extra and have the work done for you.

On of the biggest ways to save money is using baby shower clip art. This can be found either online or from a clip art software program that you can find at your local computer store. There is truly a plethora of clip art online and from these programs and you can easily find what you want.

So what can you do with baby shower clipart anyway you might ask yourself?

Free Baby Shower Invitations:
Well, you can easily save big money by making your own invitations with the clip art. The cool thing is you can also personalize people's invitations by inserting their names right onto the invitation itself. That make them feel unique and special and you will have a much better turnout for the event. Simply design the invitation on a word processor or graphics program. Inset the names either one at a time or from a mailing database. Then print them onto card stock paper. Viola you have wonderful custom made personalized free wedding invitations.

Baby Shower Decorations
You can also use the clip art to make some fun decorations for the event. For example if you are having a sit down meal during the baby shower why not make name tags on the computer and insert some clip art that goes along with the theme for the shower.

Free Baby Shower Games
You can find tons of places online that sell baby shower games. These look very nice and professionally done and if you have the money they can be a lot of fun. However, you can easily replicate what they have ton. Find a source of free baby shower games. Then take the directions and plans for the game and make your own. Again put these on some cardstock an insert some themed baby shower clip art and you have yourself some outstanding baby shower games.

Antoher way to save money is to do it yourself. Instead of paying for baby shower party favors that are premade why not purchase the pieces and put them together yourself. You will save money and be able to make unique and individualize baby shower favor for cheap.

You can also make the cake and food yourself and save big bucks! If you are not such a great chef or you just don't like to cook you can always enlist a few friends to help out. In fact if you make a big cooking party a day or two before the event with friends you can have a great time and have everything made before the party. What a great excuse to get together with friends.

Wholesale and Bulk
Another great money saving tip is to purchase in bulk whenever possible. If you can find food items or even favors for the party in bulk go ahead and get them. You can break the things down into smaller amounts and redistribute them on your own. Or if it is a food item you can eat the food later on after the party.

Saving money on a baby shower is very easy when you have the time to plan properly and can enlist the help of friends. If you are pressed for time or don't have enough spare time to do this then just pay the extra costs. However, making some of the baby shower invitations, decorations and cake can be a lot of fun when done together with friends.
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