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Mommy-To-“Bee” Shower

012    Throwing a baby shower is fun but when you start adding up decorations, favors, games, and food, it can be quite costly.  I had a limited budget and I am pretty proud of the results.

First, I found the cutest bee shower printables on Etsy by Prickly Press for $11.  Look at all the great stuff you can print!

Bumble Bee Baby Shower Party Package Printable DIY

Next, the favors.  I ended up spending $1.50 per favor which I felt was reasonable.

Boxes – Oriental Trading (found free shipping code)

Honey Dippers – Etsy by UHome Taste

Ribbon – Hobby Lobby 50% off 🙂

Bit O’ Honey – Dollar Tree (or if you have a Winco they have them in the bins)

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Now for the games. I decided to ditch the games and go with a craft. Make a onesie! I thought it sounded fun and useful. I purchased the plain white onesie packs by Gerber which were $8 for a pack of five. These can be purchased at Target or Walmart. Also, Carters has onesie packets if you prefer their brand, though quite a bit more in cost. I collected sizes 0-3 months up to 18 months making a total of 20 onesies. This gave everyone a chance to make at least two.  In order to make these onesies you will need iron on applique, different (but coordinating) fabric choices, traceable templates.  I used the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge mainly, but chose some designs from other cartridges I have in my collection to make the templates.

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Oh wait, I did do a guessing game… sort of.  As guests arrived I had them stamp the date they thought baby would arrive.

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So here is how the onesies turned out.  It was so fun to see how creative everyone was.  One guest put the design on the booty.  So cute.

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Food! A very important part. I simply did a make your own sandwich with rolls and deli meat, cheese, condiments, chips, veggies, fruit salad, brownies, lemon cakes, and bottled water. I spent only $50 and change.

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All in all this shower cost a whopping $150 approximately. Doesn’t have to cost a lot to throw a cute and fun shower.

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