How to Host a Successful Party on a Budget

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Who says you need to splurge to make your party a success? Whether you are looking for stylish and affordable decor, or searching for awesome kid’s birthday ideas that will keep the party pumping as well as save you a few bucks, we are here to help you.  

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How to Host a Successful Party on a Budget

Check out these tips on how to host a successful party without punching a hole in your pocket.

Decide on the Type of Party You’re Planning

Are you planning an awesome Avengers themed party or a fun-tastic animal themed party for your tiny tot’s birthday? How about hosting a 1920s themed party à la Great Gatsby or Downton Abbey? Before you buy supplies and decorations, make sure that you’ve chosen a theme first to avoid spending on items that you will most likely end up not using. Keep in mind that hosting a party for kids is completely different from throwing a get together with your family or friends. Hence, it is important to decide on what type of party you are organizing before you set everything in motion. Remember, every important decision that you’ll make, from creating the guest list, to the food and music, will depend on the theme and the type of party that you are organizing.

Keep a Tight Guest List

Don’t go overboard with your guest list if you’re on a tight budget.  Invite only the people who matter like your family and close friends. Though it would be great to invite every John and Jane Doe to the event, you need to cut the line-up and pick those that are dear to you. This way, you can save a few dollars and use this for the food, decorations and drinks.

Focus On Tasty and Affordable Food

Let’s be honest, no guest will be impressed if the menu is bland and boring. Since food is one of the most important elements of a great party (though usually the most costly), you need to think and plan your menu carefully. When choosing the party’s menu, select tasty treats that will not empty your wallet but keep your guests satisfied. A few of our suggestions for a simply satisfying spread would be finger food and easy kebabs, such as blue cheese puffs, sausage cheddar balls, baked egg rolls and Parmesan toasts. You can also add sweets, pastries, fruits and vegetables to the equation. Simple yet tasty recipes like these require just a few ingredients that are affordable and easy to find.

Decorate DIY-Style

The way your venue looks will definitely affect the mood of the party. This is why you need to decorate the place to set the right atmosphere and keep the party going. There are a lot of ways to make your venue enticing, alluring and entertaining without spending more. One way to cut down on costs is to decorate the venue yourself and buy affordable party supplies online. You can also buy some generic party decorations since these are much cheaper compared with décor that relates to a specific occasion. Additionally, you can also take advantage of used decorations, or items that you already own.

Set Up the Playlist

Music can make or break a party, true. But, you don’t have to hire the best DJ in town to keep the party pumping. You can improvise and select the right music to weave magic in the air. Do you want to transform the mood of the party without punching a hole in your pocket? Then try a more practical approach. Just set up a playlist by downloading everyone’s favorite songs. Or you can tune in to a streaming service like Spotify to get access to millions of tracks that will surely get the party started.

Make your party successful while keeping your budget reasonable! By following these tips, you will not only save a few bucks and become a certified budget planner, but you can guarantee that your bash will be a blast!

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