Today I am catering a Baby Shower for close friends. I am not organizing it thank goodness, just bring food for 20 people. The shower isn’t fancy and Mom-to-be isn’t into being the center of attention, which is why she didn’t have a wedding shower or bachelorette party. I can’t blame her, I am the same way and I wouldn’t want the showers either. I want her to have a stress-free time and make it nice for both of them but I also can’t spend a ton of money either. Luckily she is my frugal friend and doesn’t like to spend unnecessarily so I think she would whole-heartedly approve that I am doing this on a budget. I think other people may be bringing food items, but I am not sure, I am not the coordinator so I really don’t know.
I planned the menu as follows hoping to stay under $50:
Mini-frankfurters in a crockpot $11.38
Cheesy Potatoes $15.25
Spinach and Artichoke Dip w/ crackers $17.93
Bowl of Mixed Fruit $8.21
All in all the total came to: $52.77(only $2.77 over budget). Not too bad, but I have noticed that I always tend to go over budget ever so slightly. This may add up over time so I need to fix that. A good start though.