Celebrating with family and friends is the perfect way to spice up any vacation or celebration. If you are assigned to host the event, you have a lot to accomplish. When you are making a to-do list, seeing how much you need to buy can be overwhelming. But throwing a terrific party does not require spending a fortune.
Throwing a fun event on a budget is feasible with a few easy tips and tricks. Consider these eight ideas to make sure your guests have a memorable time and you keep more of your hard-earned cash.
Choose a theme for your party and let the guests go wild. A theme costs nothing but the entertainment value is priceless. For example, set a “Holiday Christmas” theme where everybody dresses up as characters from the classic Chevy Chase movie. Cue laughter!
Save money and time by skipping complicated homemade entrees and serving high-quality frozen alternatives. Wellsley Farms offers stuffed pastries, bacon-wrapped scallops, baked ravioli and more, that will have guests licking their lips. It tastes homemade but all you must do is put it in the oven. Find them entirely at your local BJ Wholesale Club.
Instead of being in control of each course, throw a potluck party. Invite guests to bring their favourite dishes to share and everybody can try new foods and flavors. Keep a list of who’s carrying what so you can be sure you have a good variety of offers.
There are two ways to save on drinks when hosting a party. First, buy in bulk at a membership club like BJ’s so you are not paying full retail price. Second, make a drink in bulk like punch or lemonade and place it in the drink dispenser so guests can serve it themselves. Either way, you will spend less and guests have plenty to wet themselves with.
It does not matter what you serve it, how you serve it. Any food looks more elegant on the right serving plate. Head to BJ’s to buy classic tableware and serving items from Berkley Jensen for a high-end look at your party without the high-end price label.
Some decorations can really set the right mood, but they do not have to cost a lot when you go the DIY route. For example, in winter, pine cones in a vase add to the rustic charm. Add some green bows plucked from trees in the backyard, and you have an eye-pleasing centerpiece that also smells fresh and looks wonderful.
Serve party food buffet style and everybody can eat and socialize however they want. By selecting affordable party plates from your local BJ, you will have a delicious meal for guests to enjoy without the extra expense. Two time-tested winners: the deli and sandwich platter, and the cake and brownie platter.
Keep the conversation alive and guests mingling by spreading board games throughout the meeting room. This allows guests to grab a box and begin the game at any time. Fun competition is a terrific way to bring people closer together. Plus, when you use games you have already got at home, they do not cost anything.
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