How To Throw A Party On Budget


There are many reasons to throw a party. You could be celebrating a big event, breaking in a new house, watching a big sporting event, or just having friends over for a good time. Throwing a party can sometimes cost a lot of money. But there are many tips out there to throw a party on a budget while still making sure everyone has a good time. Here is a guide to throwing a party on a budget.

The first step to throwing a party on a budget is to set the budget. Figure out what exactly you feel comfortable spending and don’t exceed that amount of money. Once you set the budget, figure out everything you will need and estimate the costs. Write down everything from food to beverages to decorations. Figure out how much everything will be and base what you need on that information. Always stick to the amount of money you are comfortable spending no matter what.

If you are throwing a party that requires you to go to another venue, call around and visit places to see if they fit your need. Make sure you know what the place requires and what they include in their price. Unless you are throwing a big party, it is better to keep the venue at your own home or the home of someone you know. This will save you a ton of money.

An easy way to save money on the party is to ask the guests to contribute. This could mean ask for donations or asking them to bring something. You could ask someone to bring chips, wine, beer, or any number of things. Your friends will be happy to bring something in exchanged for you hosting everyone, so don’t be afraid to ask them. Send an email out and attach a list of things you want or need. Ask your friends to pick something and let you know so you can keep track of it. If you send out invitations, include an RSVP card where they can list an item they want to bring. This will take a lot of the financial burden off of you.

When it comes time to buy things for your party you want to search for all the best deals. For things you need a lot of, such as plates, cups, chips, or pretzels, you should try to buy in bulk. Buying in bulk gives you the best prices for the amount you get, and if you have leftovers you can save them for a future event. For other items such as beverages or cooked food, you want to shop around for the best deals. Look for sales, coupons, or anything else that will help save you some money. If you can get away with using plates and cups you already have, that could work as well. You will have to clean them, but it will save you some money.

Depending on the type of party you throw, consider limiting the budget portion for decorations. Visit garage sales or dollar stores to find a lot of great items you can use for decorations. If there is something else you have in mind, call around to different stores and see what you can find out. Decorations are nice, but going overboard can wind up costing you a lot of money, and you might never need those things again.

Also, use resources for tips. If you have a friend that had a recent party you liked, ask them where they got certain things or what they did to save money. Spending can add up fast when you are having a party, so you want to use all the help you can get to make sure it doesn’t get out of control.

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jason – who has written posts on Budget Clowns.
Father of three and married to a lovely women. Always looking for ways to save money, and invest it properly for my children's future.

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