If there's one thing that Americans may not have tightened their wallets on, it's baby showers. Even amid the worst recession-related fears, Americans were spending plenty on these events while opting to cut back on other expenses, according to the Augusta Chronicle.
Some would say that the worst is over, but that doesn't meant that we've totally weathered the storm. Those planning a baby shower for themselves or a loved one may have some serious budget considerations to grapple with, even if they're planning to stay in keeping with the lavish habits of others.
Cutting corners is easy if you know where to look. If you can't afford catering, consider whipping up some appetizers yourself, or at least picking up some custom baby shower cookies for all to share.
Select inexpensive baby shower favors that all guests can enjoy without breaking your bank. Personalized little notebook favors, egg soap baby shower favors and new baby on the block sticky notes all generally come with super low price tags and will prove useful to just about any guest.