First of all, have it at someones house. I've been to showers at restaurants, and as lovely as it may be, must cost a fortune. We had this one in my back patio/carport area. We decorated it with love, and with all my beautiful plants that are still in bloom.
Before~ Not much to look at, but it has potential.
Here is what we did with it
I borrowed tables, and we brought all the chairs we had between the 4 of us.
Added flower center pieces, and thrift store white table cloths.
Another tip is to have some help planning the party.
The four of us planned and split the cost of everything.
The food spread.
Homemade chicken salad, pasta salad, tomato basil salad, dirty rice, bread and cookies.
I think it's important to keep things simple, and elegant.
Pumpkins make a perfect center piece.
The weather was perfect, which made for a nice relaxing atmosphere.
Any ideas on how to have a low-cost party? Do tell!
*All photos (except top one) by Jessica Mahady
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