This Reader Throws Baby Showers on a Budget – Thanks to Dollar Tree!

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Diaper Pong baby shower game

Party planning on a budget!

Hip2Save reader, Kay, loves throwing baby showers and reuses her baby shower games throughout the year for other holidays and events. To make her budget stretch even further, she shops at her local Dollar Tree for all of her party-throwing needs and supplies! Check out her story below.

baby shower dollar tree materials

I love throwing parties, especially baby showers. Because I co-host so many baby showers, I keep my games and re-design them according to the next baby shower theme.

I’ve even re-purposed them for other events too. For example, I turned a Baby Jeopardy Board into an Easter Jeopardy Board; I’ve turned a Baby Diaper Pong Game into a Christmas Pong Game. By keeping the board and just switching out designs, it saves me time and money. I also use DIY prizes (as shown).

Jeopardy baby shower game

Here’s a list of most of my supplies:

    1. Tri-fold cardboard stand from Dollar Tree
    2. Bulletin borders from Dollar Tree
    3. Small envelopes
    4. Scrapbook paper
    5. Letters/numbers stickers from Michaels (can easily find at Dollar Tree too)
    6. Small diapers (with paper/plastic party cups/bowls inside)
    7. Mini containers (for prizes) from Dollar Tree
    8. Washi tape to decorate lids of mini containers
    9. Mini snacks or candies to put inside the container
    10. Mini baby rattles to embellish containers (from Dollar Tree)

Diaper Pong baby shower game

As you can see, Dollar Tree is one of my go-to places for party supplies. Even with all this frugality, I’ve been successful at entertaining many guests at baby showers over the years!

This is such a clever idea!

Thank you, Kay, for sharing your frugal baby shower party ideas with us!


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Comments 11

  1. Anna

    I love it

  2. Jen

    Wow! So impressed!

  3. chenga57

    Cute! Love the diaper pong! When I was younger my mom reused the trifold for our science projects. She simply covered it with paper and then after that year it was ripped off and replaced! Did this throughout elementary, middle, and high school! This was even before dollar tree sold trifolds so we had to get them at target or a michaels and they were expensive!

    • Becky08

      Great idea! I homeschool and will be using this idea with a trifold we currently have! Thanks so much!

  4. Liz

    This is giving me advent calendar ideas. 💡

    • Oyin

      How do we play the game ,
      Thank yo

  5. Doua Lor

    She has the best frugal living ideas!

  6. Stephanie

    Where can we get details on the games? Thanks.

  7. Oyin

    How do we play the game ,please explain in details
    Thank you

  8. Donna

    How do you play these two games? What are the rules?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Donna! It seems there are different variations of each game. When searching Google for “Diaper Pong Game” and “Baby Shower Jeopardy” I spotted some rules, templates, and more. Hoping this is helpful! 🤞💞

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