How to Plan a Baby Shower on a Budget

Planning a baby shower can get incredibly expensive if you don’t have a budget in mind. There is cake, decorations, food, and plenty of other things to worry about. Learn how to plan a baby shower on a budget with these tips.

Reuse Decorations

This might sound a bit odd, but it’s certainly a brilliant way to plan a baby shower on a budget. Typically baby shower decorations are only used once, so it makes perfect sense to reuse what you can. If you can’t reuse decorations, then heading to the Dollar Store is a great way to get baby shower decorations super cheap.

DIY Using Pinterest

Sometimes when baby showers are planned, everything is bought instead of made. The world of Pinterest is a great way to get ideas for DIY. Almost anything and everything can be made under budget when you use the right DIY tutorial.

Ask for Everyone to Pitch In

If you’ve been asked to throw a baby shower, but it seems like a big expense, then asking everyone to pitch in. You could ask multiple friends and family members to help out. One person could be in charge of decorations, another in charge of food, and so on. Sharing the financial burden of a big event, like a baby shower, is always a way to stay on budget.

Plan Budget Friendly Games

Baby shower games can add up quickly, if you’re on a budget, plan budget friendly games! Here are some ideas for budget friendly baby games-

  1. Guessing what baby food is in the jar.
  2. Ask friends and family to give their best baby advice.
  3. Write a letter to the mom to be from the experienced mom.
  4. Challenge guests to change a baby diaper on a baby doll with one hand.

The options are endless when it comes to budget friendly baby shower games, you just have to think outside of the diaper box.

Do a Virtual Invite

Baby shower invites can really add up. Instead of mailing invitations, invite everyone virtually. Create a cute invite using Canva or PicMonkey and send it via email or over Facebook Messenger. And then create an event in Facebook and invite everyone. A virtual invite helps everyone remember when the baby shower is as well, so it’s a win-win.

Planning a baby shower on a budget is really all about thinking through each dollar that you spend. You can be classy without spending a ton of money. Utilize these tips to throw a baby shower on a budget!


Robyn Good

My name is Robyn. I'm a professional blogger and full-time juggler of a 9-year-old + twin toddlers! On Celeb Baby Laundry, I write about topics that interest moms - pregnancy, mommyhood, living the Disney life, family travel, recipes, crafts and a dash of the latest celeb mom news! One of my greatest hopes is to show other parents that it is possible to balance everyday life with parenthood. You can enjoy life while sharing it with the best people of all - your children!

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