Is it me or does everyone seem to be having a baby right now? One of my good friends here in Hawaii is getting ready to welcome her second sweet girl into the world and in honor of the occasion, she was “sprinkled” at a Little Lady Brunch. Let me let you all in on a little secret–baby showers do not have to be weddings. My friend and I pulled off an absolutely beautiful shower for less than $100. I think a lot of times people think baby showers require spending a ton of money to be pretty or nice, but we threw an adorable shower and didn’t spend a ton of money–and here’s proof! It was adorable and we were on a budget! If you are looking for a way to host a beautiful baby shower on a low budget, this post is for you!
We kept food items simple–quiche, cupcakes, fruit salad & monkeybread cups. All manageable items that the guests seemed to love and perfect for our brunch theme. In total, food was $35, plus the love we poured in to making it 😉
To go with the brunch food, we created raspberry limeade that we served in mason jars left over from the last baby shower I threw! #score
I recycled linens and flower vases from our wedding, picked up sparkly utensils from the Valentine’s Day clearance at Target and snagged a cupcake tower from Walmart for $1! I was highly impressed with my Walmart find, if I do say so myself!We also picked up plates and napkins were from Target’s party section. These essentials were $11 in total.
For added decor, I created DIY sparkly ducks to go with our theme and hung her custom onesie gift from me across a window.
I also created DIY tissue paper flower puffs to add a little extra oomph–plus I really like making them 🙂
This was our most expensive portion of the shower at a total of $36–ducks, spray paint, glitter spray, tissue paper, onesies, clothespins and twine.
In addition to food, decor and paper products–we also needed games! My co-host and I chose simple games we were able to print from the computer and have guests fill in. It worked to our advantage and (prorating printer ink costs and paper costs) only set us back $7.
For game prizes, we tied printed tags onto mini bottles of pink champagne. So easy & adorable! Total cost: $8
In all, the brunch was an absolute success! Our grand total was $97 and a whole lot of love. Our friend was overwhelmed at the thoughtfulness (sparkle anything is her favorite!) and the guests enjoyed the little details–the ducks were a runaway hit!
Have you ever hosted a shower? Did it have a theme?