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Wednesday
May272015

LEGO Edible Gummy Treats

Find out how to make these adorable LEGO gummy treats. Perfect for a party!
Sunday
May172015

How to Host a Frugal Baby Shower

Here are some fun and frugal ways to host a baby shower! 

The Invitations

Homemade invitations are generally the least expensive way to go when it comes to making invitations for your baby shower. I plan on buying some colorful cardstock and a border punch used for scrapbooking. Other embellishments include die-cut paper (wonderful for dressing up the cardstock), die-cut ribbon, and rub-on borders. For ease of printing, plan on making two or four invitations per 8.5”x11” piece of cardstock. Lay out your wording in Microsoft Word or with a free online template (search for “free baby shower invitation templates”), print, cut, and decorate.

Other inexpensive (or free!) invites include e-mail invitations like those found on Evite.com, or you can buy pre-printed invitations relatively cheaply from a site like Tiny Prints, a personal favorite of mine. Invitations on Tiny Prints start for as low as $0.59 per card.

 

The Venue

Baby showers are often held in the hostess’ own home, which is, of course, free. If you’re not so lucky or if you prefer to think outside the home for a baby shower venue, consider having the shower in an outdoor location like a park — just remember to keep the comfort of the guest of honor in mind before planning an outdoor shower in August! Other frugal venue choices include churches, where rental fees are generally less than banquet space at a hotel or restaurant.

 

The Food

You can recruit friends and family to bring a dish or check Costco for great party trays. 

Here are recipes we like:

For dessert, consider making your own cake or recruit a friend to make the cake. Cupcakes are also fun- baby shower-themed cupcakes at MarthaStewart.com.

 

The Decorations, Games, Etc.

Here are some fun and cute decorating ideas:

34 awesome baby shower themes

Wishes for Baby

Free Printable baby shower games

50 Diaper Cake Tutorials

Ready to Pop popcorn

Decorate a Block

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Baby Sprinkle Centerpiece

 

Saturday
May162015

16 Amazing Baby Shower Themes

Go here to see 16 amazing baby shower themes!
Tuesday
May122015

Super Easy Gender Reveal Idea with Hershey's

Grab some Hershey bars and a pink or blue Sharpie and make a really cute and easy baby shower favor!

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Tuesday
May122015

Baby Shower By Mail

For those far away family and friends, having a baby shower by mail is a fun idea! Here are some ideas and printables.
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Tuesday
May122015

Baby Shower Toy Bin



1. Unscented brand wipes 
2. Diapers – We recommend Pamper’s Swaddlers for Newborns and the Target brand diapers for older babies.  We each bought a different size for the gift tub.    
3.  Desitin works great too.  Skip getting the small tubes – they will need the big one!
4.  Baby pain reliever and Gas relief drops – It's always good to have a go-to kit for when your little one isn't feeling well.
5.  Instant ear thermometer – Another must-have
6.  Munchkin Twisty Teether Ball – Another great teether for soothing baby’s sore gums
7. Target brand baby shampoo – A mild tearless shampoo and body wash that was all of our favorites – especially for the price
8.  Onesies. Can't have enough of these!
9.  Munchkin snack catcher Cups – Stay neat and organized. I still use our cups daily – they wash and wear great!
10.  Munchkin dishwasher basket –   By far the easiest way to wash bottle nipples, and bottle components.  Who has time to was all that stuff by hand – snuggle that baby and run the dishwasher instead.
11.  Board books- my son Cam loved all the board books he got as gifts as a baby
12.  Taggies Blanket Toy – An adorable little toy that is baby approved – little tabs keep baby’s attention
13.  Books – We each picked a book that was one of our own Children’s favorite first books: Barnyard Dance, Pat the Bunny, and Good Morning, Good Night!
14.  Include free samples. I collected free diapers, wipes and more to include in the bucket.
15.  Clothes- We pick clothes that were for mostly ages 6months and up. We got outfits from 6 to 18 months to help keep baby clothed all year long.  Remember to think about what season it will be when buying clothes in different sizes, and that clothes aren’t always true to age depending on the brand.  We went for soft comfy fabrics, with nothing too restricting.  Lots of sleepers and onesie outfits without too many layers. 
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Tuesday
May122015

Diaper Cake

This would make a wonderful gift- find out how to make this diaper cake.
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Tuesday
May122015

Baby Shower Treat Bags

Go here to find out how to make these adorable baby shower treat bags.
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