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Planning a baby shower can be one of the most fun and memorable times with you and your friends yet it can also be stressful in this current economy we live in. Everything from venue to decorations must be planned which can tack additional dollars on to even the smallest of showers. Below are some money saving tips that can help keep your money in the piggy bank while still throwing the shower to remember:

Baby Shower SavingsPlan Early - The early bird does catch the worm and in this case, early planning can be much more nice for your pocket book. Find out what type of shower the mommy-to-be is interested in throwing and research early for a reasonably priced venue. Everyone is looking for business so get some group rates. Planning early can save on food, drinks and decorations as well as increasing the odds that more shower invitees can attend if you get the invitations out early. Ordering baby shower decorations and items online early can save in shipping since last minute purchasers will pay more getting products with higher priority shipping rates and may not be able to have time in finding discounts.

Online Planning - There is just about every type of savings you can find online by typing in the name of what you are looking for followed by the words "discounts" or "coupons". Use the world wide web to find great deals on decorations, gifts, and other items needed for the baby shower. Ordering items online can save with specials on shipping, no sales tax and price comparisons.

House Party - Throwing a party at someone's house can be the best savings if everyone pitches in to bring chairs, tables and helps with decorations. Make a pot luck and have everyone bring food which you can arrange early so you have enough appetizers, finger foods, drinks and desserts. Adding some baby shower games can make the shower more entertaining and can be found for free online.

Plastic Gifts - Baby shower gifts can be one of the most expensive aspect of the party for guests, which may include both ordering and shipping of the item. One suggestion is to purchase a gift card for the mommy-to-be at her favorite store that has baby shower essentials which will be much appreciated. Another idea is to pick up the essentials such as diapers, bath supplies and onesies which are very reasonable and will be needed by the new parents. If money is very tight, create a coupon book for free babysitting, assisting the mommy-to-be for a day, and other helpful supportive actions.

One for All - Get a group together and plan the shower together, sharing the expenses of the party. This can also be helpful in creating decorations, bringing set up supplies and splitting responsibility, especially for those who are also working while trying to plan the shower. You can also all go in together on a baby shower gift which will cut down the cost as a group.

Hand Made Memories - There is nothing like having a pre-shower where a group of shower attendees get together and create decorations, set up and cook prior to the main event. It is a great social event with some cheese and wine while playing great music and setting up the shower in advance. A great idea is to have everyone take lots of pictures during the shower and present the mommy-to-be with a handmade memory book that has both pictures and advice for the new parents to be written by the baby shower guests.

Date and Time of Party - Choosing a Saturday for a shower at a favorite restaurant may be more expensive than a Sunday or evening during the week. Choose a reasonable time that works for baby shower guests and the mommy-to-be that is not at prime time for where you are planning the venue.

Networking - Ask around and you may find someone who knows the owner of a favorite restaurant, baby store, or decoration company that may be able to save you much more for the party. Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks are a great tool to reach out to those who you know are attending the baby shower to find what you are looking for. Get an email list of guests early so you can start the buzz and network for the shower.

Hopefully some or all of these ideas may help in keeping your wallets filled while still having a shower filled with great memories and fun for everyone, especially the mommy-to-be. The most important value is having good friends together for a the special event and focus on your friend or family member bringing in a new life to the group. Happy planning!

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