I'm so frustrated!! My best friend planned my baby shower that is this weekend and my mom said she would pay the cost of things. Well, I've been asking/telling my friend to let my mom know how much things were costing and to keep her updated (this would give them a chance to communicate also). Well here it is time for the shower and my mom has yet to hear from her regarding what she got for the shower and the cost. She has told me the items she got...but not the prices...so I asked her today and she was a little hesitant. She said the invites by themselves cost $60! I understand they were cute (scrapbook style and had to do ourselves) but I could have made my own with clip art and pretty paper for so much cheaper! Then she tells me she got 2 balloon bouquets (5 balloons each) and a table cloth at the party store as decorations (nothing fancy- wanted to keep it simple and very minimum decorations) which ended up costing $40! SO just for little decorations and invites cost $100! The food and cake are seperate expenses my mom is paying for with my SO's mom. I feel terrible for my mom as I feel my friend totally took advantage of my mom and her money! She should have called my mom and asked how much my mom was wanting to spend on these items (since she is also paying for the food/cake) before going out and blowing money! I don't even know what to say to my friend or do?!?! I told my SO that I feel that I should pay $50 towards invites and decor since it was my friend and should not make my mom be responsible for all the cost like that! I just don't want to start a fight with my friend but also pissed someone would even do that to someone else's mom! It's not like my mom can't afford it...it's just the point it was not her money to go and spend! What do you think I should do???