With my first child arriving in December, there have been a lot of events recently that have been really expensive. We’re currently in the process of planning my baby shower, and in order to save a bit of money, we decided to host the party at my mom’s house. Most venues here in Miami, FL will charge almost $20/pp for lunch, so we thought we’d be able to reduce the cost of things by hosting it ourselves.
However, between the table and chair rentals, decorations, food, centerpieces, etc., it’s still pretty expensive to throw a party like this! This whole thing’s got me thinking about all the other events I’ll have in the future like her Baptism and birthday parties and I just wonder how we’ll be able to afford these celebrations! For you parents with kiddos, any advice on reducing costs for events like this? Or should I just accept that I’ll be broke forever? Thanks in advance!