When we hear the word “party” we automatically get excited, but when we are supposed to be the hostess we start feeling a little nervous because of the budget, organization, invited list, activities etc. And certainly having a party is not a decision we can take easily. There are different types of celebrations we can do according to our needs, budgets, and tastes.
So, if you are thinking about having a party for any reason (birthday, anniversary, wedding, prom, or just for fun) without spending lots of money and time, here are some useful tips you should consider:
Do not spend a cent on invitations
It is true that sending a personalized invitation gives more style and formality to your party or event. And regardless of celebrating a simple house reunion or a big event, people love to receive the card or invitation and share it. Nowadays, technology has improved this option by offering us the chance to make our own digital and paperless invitations.
So, stop spending money and paper on this step—go online and start creating digital invitations for all your upcoming events; there are also many websites and tools that can help you on this. For sending, you can use an email service for like MailChimp or SendInBlue, which offer free limited versions. Find free templates and designs on sites like Canva.com.
Do not spend too much on the “perfect outfit”
Every time we have a special occasion we tend to go shopping and spend lots of money on our outfits. There are many money-saving tips when shopping for clothes that you can use. There are people who get their dresses online and people who prefer shopping at small boutiques. Remember that you can take advantage of discounts, cut out coupons, and look up promotions from apps and websites.
Not convinced? Well, you can prepare your outfits in advance and shop out of the season; that way you will find better prices. You need to remember that you should only buy what you need and what you can actually pay for.
Save money on food and drinks
This might be the biggest expense when throwing a party.
You can cook something that’s low cost like vegetables, pasta, or soups. Here are some budget-friendly and easy party meals you can prepare:
– Sliders or baguettes
– Bruschetta with baked tomato
– A big salad
– Have a self-serve popcorn or potatoes bar.
– Ham and cheese rolls
– Homemade pizza
And about the drinks, there are many people who like offering light cocktails or beers (which are the cheaper beverages) and others prefer to include a “BYOB” (bring your own booze) on their invitations. And another good tip, you can prepare fruit-infused water—your guests will just love it.
Surprise your invitees by hiring a party bus or limosine
There is a way you can mix the fanciness, safety, and style in a money-saving way. What about asking for a safe party bus service that can pick up and drop off all your guests? You probably know that people just love the idea of pre-partying on the road and that way you can be sure that nobody will be drinking and driving. You might think that this idea is expensive but the reality is that you can find great deals and promotions on the web. Plus you will be relaxed and worry less about the safety of your guests, the amount of parking space or any other transportation issue.
And lastly, be sure to make your guests feel welcomed and enjoy the celebration!
By using these tips, your party is guaranteed to be a blast!