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Hosting a Shower on a Budget

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Hosting any kind of party can be costly.  As any gracious host knows; the comfort of your guests is top priority.  Try to make your guests feel at ease so that means to offer them food, drinks, decorations, place settings, and activities among other things.

Whatever your party theme and location, you will want to plan a budget to help keep you on track.  Try a few of these tips to help you stay within budget and also re-use resources …

Transform things you have around the house… Try using mirrors or glass picture frames as serving trays… place a few single flower buds on the table and turn an assortment of large wine glasses upside down over each bud – use the flat bottom of the glass to place a small candles on top…turn an old vase into hurricane candle holder…use scraps of paper or ribbon to adorn invitations or menu cards…hand sew or hot glue old ties (in similar shades of the wedding color) together to create a one-of-a-kind table runner…use potted plants as centerpieces – add a ribbon tie in the wedding colors…or use a small storage basket to hold chips or dinner rolls (be sure to line with clean cloth napkin).

Your home can be a great source when you’re seeking creative ways to spruce up a party without spending a small fortune and keeping in the theme of reduce, reuse and recycle for your special occasion!


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