This weekend we had a milkaholic party!
I'm not going to lie I didn't come up with the idea. Thank you pinterest. The original idea looks like this:
It looks pretty awesome! It also looks like it cost a lot of money! I'm guessing at least a few hundred dollars.
It may not be quite as fancy but it cost less than $100. Here's where we saved the most of our money.
Homemade cupcakes: instad of a cake. By using a matching color frosting instead of an expensive fondant cake we saved at least $40. These cupcakes were super easy and you can get a professional looking frosting by purchasing a piping bag and tip for less than $10 at your local craft store (or Walmart). We also used existing items to make the cupcake stand. You can see how that was made here.
Invitations: we opted to design our own invitations and have them printed at vista print. These cost us about $25 for 50 (we had tons extra those extra went into making other decorations)
Decorations: Keep it simple. By using simple colors like black and white with a splash of other color we saved a bunch. People tend to have more neutral colors on hand so you don't have to buy any thing. We had the stands, bowls, table cloths, cups and balloons on hand instant savings. We painted the signs ourselves and also saved on wood by using scrap plywood that was sitting in the garage. Flags and bunting were made from left over invitations cut to shape. The cupcake toper was also made from a left over invitation.
Food and drinks: Our shower was at 1:30 so we could provide a small simple spread. We had 2 drink choices a nonalcoholic lemonade and a sangria. For food we provided tea sandwiches and a spinach artichoke dip with carrots and french bread.