It is party season and how do you throw a party on a tiny, tiny budget?
The answer is really easy. You skip the pop, juice and expensive decorations and hit the kitchen running.
You can save tonnes of money on party decorations by making your own. Checkout www.pinterest.com for DIY party decoration and theme ideas. Opt to purchase balloons, decorations, plates and accessories at the dollar store to save money. You can find a wide array of themed party items at your local dollar store for $1.
Skip the pop, juice and alcohol for your party this year and opt for water. If you want to serve more than just plain water spice it up with frozen fruit, a few slices of lemon or strawberries. You could also serve homemade ice tea or coffee which are low in cost. If you are throwing an adult oriented party ask the guest to bring their own alcohol and mix to cut down on your cost.
Feeding a large number of people during a party can be expensive. Opting for homemade food will save you tonnes of money. Search out deals on your meal ingredients and grab a few friends to help you do the cooking. Utilize what you have, skip the pizza guy and save money. If you are trying to throw a party for a large number of people on a small frugal budget try these 10 party food ideas.
10 Ideas On Feeding A Large Party On A Small Frugal Budget
- Chili and corn bread
- Spaghetti and homemade bread
- Sloppy Joe’s and coleslaw
- Pasta bar
- Mexican bar
- Salad bar
- Homemade pizza
- Soup and sandwiches
- Pulled pork sliders and salad
- Baked potato bar
Cooking a large amount of one or two items and serving them family style will help you cut down on costs and food choices. If you are wanting variety to your food opt for a bar such as a salad bar or a pasta bar where you fix a set number of items and your guests are required to compile their own dish given the options you supply.
You could stick with traditional hot dogs and burgers which are low in cost or you could add variety and choose one of the ten suggestions above. Other food options that could be low in cost could be breakfast or appetizer items or ethnic foods. I have found ethnic foods like Indian or Mexican with a rice and bean base or vegetarian dishes can be low in cost and feed a large number of guests.
Set a budget and work with what you have. I wish you an amazing party season.
Have a great day.