DIY Baby Shower Decor On a Budget

One of my best friends is pregnant! Yes very exciting news, but that means a baby shower. NO PRESSURE.

Planning a baby shower can be a lot especially on a budget!  But when you pool together your resource, you can do a Pinterest inspired shower on the cheap.  It will take some extra elbow grease and some creative skills, but you can do it.

Here are some of the ways we pulled together our friend’s shower on a limited budget:

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1. Onesie Banner- We Used tissues paper tassels, some basic white onesies and paper to create this banner that we hung over the food table.
Total Cost: $7.00 (most of which was the onsies).
Bonus: You can give the mom to be the onesies to take home as part of her gift.

FullSizeRender (2)2.  Use paper, kabob skewers and tape to add some festive theming to flower arrangements.
Total Cost: $1.00 for paper.

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3. Use an existing photo frame and some sharpies to create a fun activity. Here we had guests write funny messages on the diapers to give the new mommy a laugh in the wee-hour diaper changes.
Total Cost: $20.00 for the diapers.
Bonus: The mom to be can take the diapers home as part of her gift.

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4. Use paper and string to cut out your own pendant banner to add some festive flair to any wall or table.
Total Cost: $3.00 for paper and string.

Other helpful hints when doing themed parties:

  • Use all white platters, they will match any theme, or a Nora Fleming Platter.
  • Colored napkins, cups and straws add festive colors to any party for a low price most colors can be found at the dollar store.
  • Using food as a favor option (popcorn or chocolate covered pretzel rods, like above) give a handmade flair on the cheap.

What budget party planning tips do you have?  Share them in the comments below.

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Friendsgiving

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Celebrating Thanksgiving is a special time of the year.  It is a time where we can express how grateful we are for the blessings we have in our life and eat AMAZING food till we are ready to pop (plus the second round of turkey sandwiches, anyone?).

Most people spend Thanksgiving with their families, but we can all learn a thing or two from the show FRIENDS and celebrate with the friends in our lives too.

Each year, my friends and I celebrate the big turkey day with our families, but either the weekend before or after we come together and celebrate Friendsgiving.  This special holiday lets us celebrate being friends and all the memories we made throughout the year.  I am very lucky to have a support system and great friends, especially living away from home.  I am thankful for them every day!

Do you celebrate Friendsgiving? Let me know in the comments below or on your favorite social media site using #vintageholidays.

Quick Tip: Displaying Vintage Ornaments

A few month’s back during my up-cycled window project, I told you about the treasures we found in my Grandfather’s 1900s childhood home.  Today’s quick tip is about another one of those treasures, a box of vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments.

This was a great find, and my cousin’s and I divided up the spoils and each took home 8-10 vintage ornaments of all shapes and colors.  These ornaments mean a lot to me and for the first few year’s I had them they just sat in a box for fear I would break them, but no they are displayed with safe pride.

Each year I utilize a large vase I found at target to safe guard these vintage treasures (no falling from a tree branch for these guys).  I mix them with some neutral colored newer bulbs to fill out the vase…and OH HEY is that Charlie the Elf hanging out there for some festive flair!

Do you have any vintage ornaments?  If so, how do you display them?  If not, do you have any special ornaments you showcase?