Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sugar and Spice Baby Shower (with tips on how to throw a party on a budget)

Guess who is having a baby girl?!? These beauties right here of course!!!
HAHAHAHAHA!!! oh Lance and Atalie how I love you both!!!
Okay but for real.... how cute are these two?!?! Seriously though- their baby girl is going to be a dream!! I cannot wait to snuggle her with kisses!!!
and so of course we couldn't let this amazing occasion go without throwing an amazing baby shower!! So this lovely and I (ya I pretty much have gorgeous friends!) decided throw a shower!!
We were on a bit of a budget crunch with our hubby’s finishing school and well lets face it- life in general :)
So we decided to keep it simple- however the best part of being on a budget is you get to be creative- use your imagination and get your craft on!!
One common concern when planning a party on a budget is- quality. Nobody wants to throw a party or a shower that is dull and we are here to prove that even when on a budget- you can still have the perfect outcome!
We decided on a Sugar and Spice theme because what's more perfect for the worlds sweetest new arrival... who most definitely will have some spice just like her incredible parents!!! (wink! wink!)
It all started with the desire to throw a shower that was- cute and classy while still being fun and affordable!

what is cuter and classier than a sugar and spice theme... am I right or what?!?!? Our options were endless!

When on a party budget your first step needs to be doing a bit of inventory!
Make a list with three columns of the following:
#1- party themes/ideas
#2 what you need (list for each theme on your list)
#3 what you already have
Lucky for me I LOVE décor.. Especially when you can incorporate it with other goods.. like treats..  or dessert bars... so I am always stocked up on jars.. all shapes, sizes, for every occasion!
don't you worry your little heart... this was not the set up of the shower- I was just checking set up ideas.. and candy ideas :) gotta take care of that sweet tooth- right?!?!
Jars are an excellent center piece or even just placed round about as needed! Since we chose to do a Sugar and Spice sweets bar we had them grouped together like so...

sorry I don't have a better picture- but trust me - it was cute!
And since it was a luncheon we also had some delicious wrap sandwiches as well as some simple and delicious fruit!
You can also get creative with your fruit! Brit's amazing idea to slice the apples with an apple peeler was amazing! don't they look absolutely amazing and super delish! :)
Topped off with a bit of cake for dessert!
want to save some extra money- you can get creative with your desserts! and if you are feeling brave- you can make them yourselves rather than picking them up from a bakery! I made this baby bump cake along with the homemade fondant and saved the estimated 200+ that I would have paid elsewhere.
Remember- you don't have to be fancy shmancy or spend lots of money to have a fun and cute evening!
we had such a fun outcome with all of these cute girls as well as those not pictured- thanks to all who came! Such a fun time!!
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1 comment:

  1. Super cute party Jackie!! Loved it! You're so good!!