You’ve missed our frugal posts, haven’t you? Well i’ve missed writing them to you so today i’ll show you how to throw a party on a low budget but with great panache. Contrary to common belief, you don’t need a lot of money, neither do you need to break the bank to throw a good party. As long as you have creativity and proper planning, you can pull off a successful caviar party on a beer budget. Have a budget limit and stick to it; this will help you prioritize and force out your creative side. Here are some tips to get you started on the frugal party planning route:
- Pick out a theme. For some reason this keeps you more focused on the exact things you need to plan the party. It’s easier to stay on track with themed parties and make exact lists of what you need.
- Make use of IT resources at your disposal. Send out evites instead of printed out invitations which cost more (unless you’re artsy and decide to make the invites yourself, then do that). Making use of evites also helps you keep track of your guest list and stay within the number of people you plan on inviting. This way you don’t forget important people and they can easily rsvp you.
- Your guests come first. Have you ever had so much fun that you forget to eat? Yup, that’s what your party should be like. This doesn’t mean you should neglect the other areas such as safety, food, drinks and so on, however good hospitality alongside a huge dash of fun will go a long way. Oh, this means creating an interactive environment and you should make use of engaging games here.
- Allow your guests pitch in. Nowadays, not many people show up empty handed so take advantage of that social etiquette and let them bring food, snacks and drinks when coming. Also, you can ask each guest to bring a specific item if they can to avoid being stuck with unnecessary albeit lovely gifts.
- Snacks, snacks and more snacks. Get foods you can munch on while moving around to make conversation. You don’t want your guests seated eating mounds of eba or pounded yam at all times. So, get easy to carry, munchable snacks with sodas and other drinks. This creates a not-so-serious atmosphere easier for making conversation.
- Finally, get creative. Really, just get creative. The internet is out there for you to make use of and asking for help won’t hurt too.
I don’t know about you but with these few points given, i know…