Hey, all! We’ve decided to add another weekly blog post to the mix: Tipworthy Tuesdays! We often have people asking us for tips or tricks when it comes to styling events, and this weekly post will be our way of sharing info with our readers.
This week’s tip topic hits home for alot of young ladies who are planning showers for friends… how do you make hosting a shower less expensive?? Well, we have 5 tips this week to help you in this endeavor.
1. Multiple Hostesses:
Ask two to five of your close friends or family members to be hostesses by pitching in. It takes the stress of having the load of the entire financial burden on one host. And it can add up!
2. Limit Alcohol:
Serve one Specialty Cocktail in a drink dispenser or stick to one Party Punch Recipe vs. a bar and multiple options. If it tastes good, your guests will be happy! Also, if it’s a baby shower, it may not be appropriate to serve alcohol anyway (we don’t make the mama-to-be feel like she’s missing out!).
3. Pot Luck FUN:
Invite your friends to participate by bringing a Mini-bite Appetizer on your list. Include instructions and/ or recipes. Making them feel included can make it fun! Give them the challenge of finding a serving dish or party cups to match your color scheme.
4. Dessert Bar:
Desserts can be expensive (especially candy)! But, if you choose baked goods and a few recipes that are special, you don’t need a lot. I’ve found that people don’t eat a lot of dessert. So choose something chocolate, something cake, and something with texture like mousse in a pretty glass. That’s all you need!
EXTRA TIDBIT: Find glassware and platters at your local thrift store. We’ve gotten glassware from our Faith Farm Thrift store in Boynton Beach Florida and pay an average of .30 a glass. You can’t beat that!
-Karis & Jen