The holiday season is upon us and hosting events can be a great way to get in the holiday spirit. However, with party planning comes a party budget. Holiday parties can get expensive when it comes to food, drink and decor. It all adds up so saving where you can will make a major difference in throwing your Christmas party on a budget. Here are 5 tips on how to throw a fancy Christmas party on a budget!
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Paper invitations, although aesthetically pleasing, tend to be a waste. People relatively look at them for just a few moments before tossing them out after adding the date to the calendar. Opt for a free digital invitation via Evite, Punchbowl or Minted. This will save you time, paper, and money in the long run and is just so much easier.
In the interest of saving money, serving hors d’oeuvres rather than a main course will save lots of cash and is a great way to throw a fancy Christmas party on a budget. Make easy appetizers that everyone likes such as classic cheese and crackers, bruschetta, dips of all sorts and spiced nuts (for the holidays!). It is so much easier to provide lots of different appetizers rather than a few in addition to the main dish. Be sure to have a few sweet treats out. Easy ideas include bite-sized brownies and bowls of red and green M&M’s.5 Tips To Throw A Fancy Christmas Party On A Budget Click To Tweet
Holiday decor does not need to be expensive. Visit your local Dollar Tree, Goodwill or Target Dollar Spot and see what you can find. You may be surprised at the quality and variety in the holiday decor they have in these spots. There are also many different items you can DIY for your holiday party. This lighted burlap garland looks so cute and is super easy with very inexpensive supplies!
This is one of the best tips to throw a fancy Christmas party on a budget. Rather than assisting to please everyone in their drink preferences opt for one red, one white and one cocktail. Choose whatever price point you want these items to be at and stick to it. Unless you already have many different types of hard alcohol on hand it will most definitely be easier to choose one specific drink to serve at your event. This could also go with the holiday theme and be a candy cane martini or a cranberry moscow mule.
If you’re looking for a practically free way to decorate your home for the holidays look no further than the piles of holiday cards already in your home. Whether they’re your own family’s previous holiday cards or cards you have received in years past, display these cards to make a super easy wall decor item. Use twine and mini clothespins to display different holiday cards and make practically free wall decor.