Whether it’s a baby shower, your child’s birthday party or an adult bash, throwing a party can be a blast, but it can also put a dent in your wallet. A lot of moms are always looking for ways to save money, and that includes when it comes to hosting a party. At the same time, the entire point of a party is to have fun and enjoy yourself, so you may not want to cut corners, at least not in a way that’s obvious to your guests.
Luckily, there are easy ways to make sure your party is a chic affair, while also keeping costs low.
Send Digital Invitations
The cost of sending traditional paper invitations can add up pretty quickly, particularly if you’re inviting a lot of guests. What you might consider instead is forgoing the paper invitations altogether and skipping the hassle of mailing them. Instead, send e-vites to your guests. It tends to be easier to manage RSVPs this way as well.
Do A Signature Cocktail
If you’re throwing any kind of party where you want your guests to have the option of enjoying a cocktail, it can get expensive and complicated pretty quickly, particularly if you’re buying lots of different kinds of liquor and ingredients for various drinks. The best way to avoid this situation is to create a signature cocktail that’s in line with the theme of the party. If you’re doing a kids’ party you can do the cocktail in a punch bowl, and if your party is adult-centric, you might even pass it around on trays. It can add an air of elegance to a party when in reality you’re staying on budget.
Keep The Theme Simple
If you go overboard with a theme, it can not only be expensive, but it can make your party feel a bit on the cheesy side. Instead of spending a fortune on a theme and the accompanying decorations, choose something tasteful and refined. For example, a nautical theme can work well for summer and fall parties, and it includes a versatile color palette that’s easy to work with. You can keep decorations minimal, ensuring your party is as chic as you want it to be.
Do The Food Yourself
If you attempt to cater a party, or even purchase things like premade trays, it can get expensive more quickly than you even realize. Take the opportunity to flex your culinary prowess and do the food on your own to skip the costs of catering. You can do simple finger foods and even no-cook items such as fruit kabobs. Your guests will be impressed, and they’ll never know you were looking for financial shortcuts when it came to throwing your party.
Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for your child, a family gathering, or an adult soiree, you can create an elegant ambiance simply by adding music and appropriate lighting. Think about infusing your party with style using tea lights and other candles, or if it’s a party for little ones, something like paper lanterns. These are all inexpensive items that can change the entire look and feel of the party.