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baby shower budget

For those who have hosted, curious what your budget was (total? per person?).

I am hosting with three other people, so expenses can be split up to four ways. We have two hosts at opposite ends of the spending spectrum. One suggestion was to set a per person budget and then anyone who wants to go over does so at her expense.

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Re: baby shower budget

  • I should add that this is actually going to be two parties. A morning (ladies-only) shower and an evening BBQ/co-ed bash. There were 42 unique addreses for invitations (so adding in couples, could be around 60-70 individuals invited, though we don't expect that near that many to show).

  • I think one good way of developing a budget is to come up with three plans - budget, middle and luxe.  Lay out what you'd get with each - food, decorations, invites, etc.  Then yall vote.  It may not take as much per person as you're planning or it may take more.
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    image TarHeels&Rebels:
    I think one good way of developing a budget is to come up with three plans - budget, middle and luxe.  Lay out what you'd get with each - food, decorations, invites, etc.  Then yall vote.  It may not take as much per person as you're planning or it may take more.

    This is a great idea.

    To answer the OP's question, I have only hosted one shower thus far. I put it on with my friend's 4 sisters and her college roommate.

    The sisters each contributed $275 (that's what they could afford) and her college roommate and I put in about $350 (I may have put in a little more, but I didn't keep track because I had picked up a few things here and there over a long period of time).

  • image TarHeels&Rebels:
    I think one good way of developing a budget is to come up with three plans - budget, middle and luxe.  Lay out what you'd get with each - food, decorations, invites, etc.  Then yall vote.  It may not take as much per person as you're planning or it may take more.

    This. Decide what you would like to have- and see what you can get it for price wise.

  • I have never hosted a baby shower before, but when I throw holiday parties, my budget is about $500 for 40-50 people (mainly for finger food, alcohol, plates, utensils, some decorations). I make my own invite from the material I already have, so this is in the budget. I think if you do a lot of it yourself, your money will go further (make your own cake, cut up your own cheese and veggies, etc). GL!
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