How to Throw a Baby Shower on a Budget

By Laura Maclean


1 Mar 2017, 07:00:00

How to Throw a Baby Shower on a Budget

Organising a baby shower but want to keep the cost down? Read our top tips for throwing a baby shower on a budget!

From cheap decorating ideas to free printable baby shower games, read on for everything you need to know about throwing a budget-friendly baby shower!

Top tips for throwing a baby shower on a budget

A baby shower is a lovely opportunity for the mum-to-be to spend time with her closest family and friends before the baby is born, and it shouldn’t take too much organisation. Here are the main things you need to think about:

  • Decorations
  • Party food
  • Party games
  • Party favours

Simple decorations

Like all of our parties on a budget, we’d recommend keeping your decorations simple for optimum effect!

There’s no need to spend a fortune on loads of décor – a couple of carefully chosen decorations will be more effective. How about a couple of paper pom poms?

Turquoise paper pom pom decorations hanging from the ceiling

Balloons never go amiss as baby shower decorations – they cost relatively little and if you choose the right colours, they can look really cute and stylish. We chose this lovely pack of multi-coloured moon and stars balloons!

Multi-coloured baby shower balloons with a moon and stars design

Take a look at our full range of baby shower decorations for more cheap decorating ideas!

Buffet on a budget

The next stage of organising a baby shower on a budget is the party food! And to avoid one person bearing the whole cost of the buffet, we’d recommend asking each guest to bring a contribution.

It’s a good idea to decide in advance who’s bringing what – that way you won’t end up with ten plates of sausages rolls! Make a list of everything you need and ask each guest to choose something to bring.

Printable baby shower games

No baby shower would be complete without a couple of games to keep your guests entertained. Here are a couple of our favourite baby shower games that are actually fun and cost virtually nothing to play!

Baby shower charades

Act out phrases related to babies and pregnancy with our free printable baby shower charades game. Expect lots of laughs along the way – a great way to break the ice between guests who don’t know each other!

A bowl filled with folded up pieces of paper and a sign that says "Baby shower charades"

Baby shower bingo

Another fun baby shower game is baby shower bingo! Simply download our free printable baby shower bingo cards with words related to babies!

A hand holding a pen and drawing a cross on a baby shower bingo card

Baby shower prediction cards

Everyone will have their predictions for the new baby… So why not turn it into a fun guessing game with our free baby shower prediction cards? This free baby shower game is a lovely keepsake for the mum-to-be but you won’t find out who’s right until after the birth!

A printable baby shower predictions card

Budget-friendly baby shower favours

A little favour for each guest is a lovely way to finish off your baby shower – and a way to show a nice personalised touch. Decorate plain paper bags with our free printable thank you cut outs and pop in a treat for each guest. It’s the thought that counts so a piece of cake, a small candle or some other small token of appreciation would be perfect.

Multi-coloured party bags that say thank you on the front

We hope we’ve give you plenty of inspiration to start planning your own baby shower on a budget! Visit Party Delights for our full range of baby shower supplies or stay on our blog for even more baby shower ideas!