Throwing a party can be a wonderful and fun experience. Bringing together friends, family, and even meeting new people all while enjoying food and festivities make for one of the best experiences that you can partake in.
But there are a number of factors that go into hosting a party that can make it a stressful endeavor. One of those stressful factors is the overall cost of throwing a party. If not done correctly, the costs of throwing a party can balloon out of control and become far more expensive than it needs to be.
There are a few tips that you can follow if you are trying to throw a party but looking to remain on a budget.
Shop at a Party Supplies Store
These types of stores not only have all that you will need to throw a successful party, but you can find the bulk of the items on your list at a discount from big box stores. Party City has just about everything that you could need, from cups to table clothes even center pieces and they offer them in a wide variety of colors.
If you can’t find what you are looking for at a party store, you can almost certainly find items at a reasonable cost at places like Walmart or Target. They might not have the same selection but at least you can get what they have reasonably priced.
Host a Pot Luck
Food can run up the cost of your party exponentially. Catering is rarely cheap and there then remains the question of whether or not you have provided enough food for everyone at the party. But you can alleviate those issues by hosting a pot luck.
When you host a pot luck, everyone brings a dish to the party and before you know it, there are tons of meals available and more than enough food for everyone involved. Plus, it is far cheaper to make a meal or dish yourself than providing all of the food form top to bottom.
Set a Party Fund
This works the same as a budget. Knowing what you are spending will go a long way towards preventing you from spending far more than you intend. Setting a party fund gives you a finite amount of money to spend on the party, which will also give you the incentive to make it last. A party fund will keep you in check.