I am a HUGE fan of using reusable materials for centerpieces. You don’t want to be left with a ton of expensive flowers at the end of the day, although flowers are beautiful. Instead, I prefer using things in the centerpieces that people can take with them as keepsakes. This includes jarred candles, craft pieces, lanterns and more. This shower was for my stepsister so I wanted to do something really special for her because she deserves it. We were on a tight budget but still wanted the day to me fabulous and memorable for her. Here are some of the ways we cut cost without cutting out the beauty or memories!
- The “flowers” are artificial gerber daisies which are really pens with rhinestones glued in the center! The pens were used during the games! The sand is reptile sand (way cheaper and finer than decorative sand, no odor and has more glitter and sparkle!), the vases came from the dollar store and the rhinestone hot pink gerber daisy is actually a magnet! The placemat is zebra print scrapbook paper from Michaels and there is zebra print ribbon wrapped around each vase.
Total cost: $7 per centerpiece!
- Another shot of the centerpieces!
The favors were chocolate covered oreos. These were being sold online for $2 each and you had to pay almost $20 for refrigerated shipping! We made them ourselves (100 pieces) for $40!!!
My beautiful stepsister and her hubbie to be! I made this on Vistaprint! I bought a Living Social deal and personalized the invites, thank you cards, seating cards, banner and more for about $24!
I created a shower game where I superimposed my stepsister’s face onto a celebrity bride from each decade. Guests had to match the dress to the decade (1940’s-2010) and then guess the celebrity bride and groom. They received a point for each correct answer. I printed them in black and white to make it harder! This game was a hit and cost under $3.00! Facebook made it a snap to get the pictures!
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