Your next party doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive to impress the cool kids. Cheap doesn’t mean bland or boring. You merely need to plan more before you buy. Doing so will ensure that you throw a party on a budget.
Of course, you need some tips when it comes to planning. Being in the know will ensure you score the best deals and save the most money.
So, here are some do’s and advice for frugal fun and how to throw a party on a budget.
6 Tips To Throw An Awesome Party On A Budget
#1. Do Hit Up Friends
In the South, you always come with something to add to the party. Start your planning there.
Most people are happy to bring bags of ice, condiments, drink mixers, a six-pack of whatever, a bottle of alcohol, or a bag of chips. People who show up know that goodwill and a good time are at stake.
So start by reaching out to your guests and ask them if they could bring something to the party.
Go the extra mile: Most people are comfortable to help in the $10-15 range, reassured knowing they won’t have to clean up afterwards. Let them know what you need in advance!
#2. Do Consider A Cocktail Party
A cocktail party can cut your party budget in half. You balance the high cost of alcohol with not having to serve a full meal. Also, no full bar is required. You can even choose one cocktail as a theme (e.g., Mojitos from Cuba or Peach Bellinis from Italy).
Next, stock up on finger foods such as nuts, crackers, chips, wings, fruit, crudite platter, and cheese. Pick a great theme (The 80’s, the World Cup) or make it a game night (Poker, Bingo).
The next step is to send out invitations. You can design one with your theme using a free template and send out emails with Evite.
Go the extra mile: Pick the friend with the best taste in party music and put them in charge of the playlist.
#3. Do Serve One Type Of Alcoholic Drink
The next tip for how to throw a party on a budget is all about alcohol. Whether you invite people for a dinner or cocktail party, it’s OK to keep drink options limited. One type of beer. One red and one white wine. One cocktail if you’re fancy. T