Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cute as a Button Baby Shower on a Budget

Today our family hosted a baby shower on a budget for some friends who are expecting in November.  The shower theme was Cute as a Button.  We ordered printable invitations from Etsy for the party.  

We then did simple decor using materials we used in other parties and then stuck to our budget of around $50 for decorations and projects.

Amy purchased a simple cake from a local grocery store, and then added on the Necco wafer candy along the sides to mimic the look of buttons. 

 Amy also made delicious pink lemonade cupcakes and added the adorable Necco wafers to the top of them for decoration. She made this simple cupcake stand from two chargers and a candle stick for a few dollars.

 The baby's name is going to be Remy, so Megan took some wooden letters from Michaels and glued some buttons all over them to go along with the theme.  This project cost was around $4.00.
 Everyone enjoyed the Guess the Date on the Button game that was inspired from Amy at While Wearing Heels.  A lot of people had our friend going early and it was an easy game for everyone to take part in.
 We did a simple set up for the food. This was before we placed the food on it because we were swamped once all the kiddos and guests arrived. We bought plates, napkins and cupcakes from Target. We made buttons for the wall out of yellow place mats from Kohl's on clearance for $1.00 each. Then added wooden circles to the place mats for the button look.  Then Megan found a large "B" for baby and added buttons to that as well. The buttons were then spray painted yellow to really give it punch.  

We spent close to the $50 budget. That also included the cake as well. Not too shabby! We made two main dishes and the rest of the guests brought additional sides and drinks.  We liked having all of our friends together for such a wonderful occasion.  

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  1. I can't believe you did all of that on a $50 budget! Nice job!

  2. cute as a button is this baby shower?! So so sweet! You this pulled it off and it looks fantastic!

  3. Brilliant details. I love that you used placemats for the button wall decor. Never would have thought to do that. The cake with the Necco Wavers is pure perfection. What a great idea. The name in buttons is 'cute as a button' :)

    Honored to have inspired something at this super cute baby shower. Well done and for so reasonable.

  4. OMG - darling, really darling. Love the buttons and what a great theme! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  5. Great theme! I love the idea of decorating a cake from the bakery. So much less stress. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

  6. What a cute theme! I love the place mat buttons on the wall. Showers can get so expensive. I'm going to keep this ideas in mind for the next shower I throw.

  7. I found your post on Bloom's Linky Party! Thank you for visiting my blog and reading my LEGO Birthday Party post! I am in love with your cake! What a sweet idea to use Necco Wafers to decorate a cake! I can picture a lot of possibilities!

  8. Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  9. This is such a cute shower theme! The button covered letters are adorable!

  10. This really is a cute baby shower theme. :) Thanks for sharing at Take it on Tuesday!

  11. That is a cute baby shower theme. I can't believe you only spent $50, well done!

  12. Wow, all under $50? Amazing. Everything looks really nice. Great theme, cute as a button. I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

  13. This is still one of my favorite frugal parties ever. It truly is 'cute as a button'.


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