Advice : : bridal shower on a budget

Hiya! I hope everyone’s week is starting off as great as mine. Tons to do but enjoying every moment of it!

I have received a few questions with regards to planning a bridal shower when funds are limited. Believe me I’ve attended and planned so many of my friend’s showers that I have become a pro at saving pennies to throw these. Here are some ideas to help with planning a bridal shower on a budget.

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{image via intimate weddings}

{Refreshments}. To keep it on the inexpensive side opt for a signature drink that can be made in big batches and in non-alcoholic versions such as sangria or pomegranate margaritas (YUM!}. You can find recipes at Food and Wine Cocktails. Here is an easy non-alcoholic version of sangria.

{Potluck} Ok don’t hate! Some of the best food I’ve eaten was at potlucks. Plus you end up which such a great variety of foods and awesome leftovers (wink!) A few suggestions; create a theme for the food, make a list of items that people can choose from that you can check off the list at they go or even make it a tapas style buffet. If men are invited, make it a barbecue. This way they don’t feel obligated to hang around the chicks, instead they can all gather around the barbecue to watch the one guy cooking.

{Activities}. There are so many inexpensive ideas such as having an at home spa day where you paint each other’s nails, create you own scrubs and facial masks. Set out a table of mixed ingredients that your guests can choose from such as; oils {rose oil, almond oil, lavender oils}. In addition you can have dried herbs and flowers such as; dried rose buds, rosemary, mint and lavender. Create a serene area outside by a pool or under a tree where you can lay and relax. Then everyone can take home their homemade goodies. Which brings me to favours.

{Favours}. You can’t go wrong with homemade body scrubs because everybody likes to de-stress and feel pampered. You can use pretty glass Mason jars or shop for other suitable containers at your local dollar store. Remember the easy DIY posted last week over here? You can decorate the jar inexpensively with ribbons, hang tags or get the downloadable tags I made here and here.

Take care! xoxo

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