I was asked by a friend to design a budget friendly Winter baby shower for a baby boy. My budget was less than $100 so I had to be very creative. My first step was to grab all the white and baby blue items that I had on hand and determine whether or not it would fit the theme.
Next I looked for inspiration on Pinterest. Here I found this amazing backdrop that looked like falling snow.
It was very easy to make and so I delegated the task to the mother to be her instructions were from this Hanging Snow blog.
Next I went to the dollar tree. Here I found: polar bears, snow, blue and silver ornaments, vases, tea light holders, baby blocks and carriages, hot chocolate and candy.
With my centerpiece design in mind I asked my design partner to collect pinecone from outside. She then lightly spray painted them with white spay paint from Walmart ($.88c).
My next stop was Joanns. Because of my tendency to overspend in this store I came up with a game plan. I needed snow and flowers for my centerpiece and nothing else. As you may have guessed my game plan did not work, in addition to those items I ended up buying candy and oreo molds as well as a wreath, white woodland creatures. All for under $20 using Coupons.
I also ordered snow items from Aliexpress. Items from this site are very inexpensive but they may take up to 45 days to arrive. I ordered: snowmen decals, snow garlands, silver crowns, photobooth props cutouts, and strip icicles.
To create the create the backdrop boxes my partner simply wrapped the boxes in wrapping paper the glued stenciled letter cutouts of the baby’s named then taped the boxes together.
Lastly, I found two pieces of scrap wood and painted it with chalkboard paint, to use it as the hot chocolate bar sign and the welcome sign.
Whenever planning a party always take inventory of your items on hand then with the theme in mind try to reprurpose these items.
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