Budgeting For A Baby Shower: Making Sure You Have Adequate Money To Spend
One of your best friends is having a baby, and since you want to congratulate her in the most extravagant way, you’ve decided to host a baby shower in her honor. It’s a fun party that’ll let her spend time with the people close to her, including her family, friends and colleagues. Excited, you started planning what decorations you’ll get, which invitations you’ll use and what food you’re going to cook.
Stop before you become too engrossed with your planning. Think of this important consideration: how will you pay for the event? You have money, but will it be enough?
Budgeting for a baby shower is one of the first considerations many hosts have to think about. It’s also one of the most difficult to arrange. Your budget determines the whole event: right from the number of guests you’re planning, up to the where you’ll be holding the party. By setting a budget, you won’t find yourself bankrupted because you spent too much money. You can also make sure the party becomes successful without any financial difficulty on your part.
When budgeting for a baby shower, you first have to estimate how many guests you’re planning to have for the event. Will it be strictly for close friends and family, or will you be inviting neighbors and colleagues? Is the shower strictly for women? Once you’ve decided on the number of people, you can now set the budget. Other important considerations when setting a baby shower budget are the venue and the food. Of course, these come after the number of guests has been finalized.
If you find the budget for the shower a bit too expensive, you should either lower the number of the people you’ve invited or look for a co-host to help you finance the event. There are also ways on how you can save money, so your budget will be sufficient.
Here are several suggestions to help you lower your baby shower budget.
- Instead of buying expensive ready-made invitations, you should opt for homemade ones. They’re cost-friendly and they’re also very creative.
- Renting out restaurants or hotel function rooms can be expensive, so it’s better if you just hold the party at the mom-to-be’s home. If her place isn’t appropriate, ask her friends or family members if anyone’s willing to hold the party in their home.
- Schedule the baby shower during snack time, such as for afternoon tea. By doing so, you don’t have to serve full meals. Finger foods and appetizers will suffice.
- You don’t need expensive party favors. Simple, but useful ones will do, such as picture frames, candles or soap. (how about learning how to make scented candles)
The Baby Shower Party
Budgeting for a baby shower can be a challenging task, but with a little patience, creativity and resourcefulness, you’ll be able to do this without any hassle. A well-budgeted baby shower is always more enjoyable. So be careful when doing this task, so you’ll end up with a successful party! For more information regarding this article, read how to create a budget.