Want to have a Christmas Party on a Budget? Here’s how in 5 Easy Steps…
Hey, are you planning on having a Christmas party at home? But wondering how to do it in a budget especially now when the incomes are less, and you don’t want to derail all your money for the festivities – it might feel darn impossible to do so.
But we got news for you! Now there is no need to unnecessarily spend on entertainment! Here are the top budget-friendly tips to host a Christmas party on a budget.
1. Prepare a Party Budget:
The first thing to do is to have a budget for the party that you think will be good enough to host a Christmas party. You can also dig into some extra cash that you had planned for an outing or travel and cut on that to bring it in. Even though you may want to do an online ordering from a restaurant it will be cheaper than dining in as it involves travel as well. Try to stay on the budget and keep a track of your transactions as well as the money left.
2. Plan a Check-List:
Before spending, prepare a list of all that you wish to buy. Start with the most important or essential items for the party such as appetizers, drinks, main dishes, desserts, paper goods, decorations, and also table linen. This way, you can be sure that even if you are low on your money, you don’t need to cut on the important items.
3. Go for Soft Drinks over Alcohol:
Hey, we are not trying to tell you to go low in your budget, but it’s a reality that alcohol can be expensive – especially when you are buying it for a whole bunch of people. So, if you still want to have a great party, you can either go low on alcohol and make a punch with some juices or just go for a mix of soft drinks, hot cocoa for your guests. You can also include some interesting elements like marshmallows, ice creams, candy canes, sprinkles that will cheer up the hearts of your friends.
4. Make a Potluck:
Inviting friends and family over and catering for them can be quite a time consuming and heavy-duty activity for many of us. So just invite about 10 friends over and do a potluck dinner for Christmas. This will also involve everyone, and you will be able to spend quality time with them during the party as well.
5. No need to spend on buying
It is not necessary to buy all the expensive dinner linen, candles, serving trays, cake stands, punch bowls, and decoration items. You can also get it for the day from some of your neighbors, family members, and friends who are visiting you. Sometimes you may be able to also get a good deal at a corner store or a dollar shop.