We all love a good party; lashings of fine liquor, smooth beats and excellent company are some of the most enjoyable aspects of human endeavour, after all! For many party hosts, no expense is spared in the creation of a perfect frugal party. However, there is a small, yet ardent, group of individuals for whom expensive is a dirty word. These people banish champagne instead of sparkling perry, buy crepe paper instead of bunting, and are far happier with popping a smartphone in a Pringles can instead of buying an expensive hi-fi. Want to join their ranks? Here’s how!
The most important part of party planning is choosing a fun theme, and when on a budget this process can be just as fun as when the bank account is billowing! For a prehistoric party, all you need is some rags for costumes, sticks for clubs and a few coconuts to drink out of. You could also pop some paper on the walls and encourage your guests to indulge in a little cave painting! Alternatively, there’s the ever-popular casino theme. Get your guests to throw on their suits and dresses (they don’t have to be brand new), collect lots of spare change, and root around for a deck of cards that’ll afford casino thrills all night long. If your guests aren’t all that well-versed on the ins and outs of casinos, tell them to head over and play some free beginners games at Euro Palace. Ideal for rookies, and available to play via download, browser or mobile device, Euro Palace is an excellent resource for casino dunces, filling them in on all of the relevant and game-defining rules, machinations and tricks that have to be employed by casino lovers in order to win big. What’s more, there is a host of fun free games hosted on the site that anyone can play alongside the usual roundup of paid-for and pay-to-win titles – excellent for the hangover-hit evening the day after the party!
Don’t buy a tacky party CD, and similarly don’t bother subscribing to a popular music streaming service either. Instead, utilise the best free music platform of all, Youtube Playlists; get your friends to bring over their best and most pumping CDs; or take the hipster route and make a trip to your local charity shop, rifling through the LP and CD collections in order to find some party greats! Not a subscription in site!
Ah, booze. Bring of libations and bestower of hangovers the world over, cold liquor is, for many, the lifeblood of a party, turning awkward chat into rip-roaring hilarity! For penny-pinchers, you could take the extreme route and only serve water. However, there are other, better roads to take. You could get your guests to bring their own alcohol – BYOB isn’t the imposition that many regard it as being – or instead head down to your local supermarket, purchasing cheap spirits and strong fruit juices to mask the paint-stripper-like taste! Heck, you could even brew your own!
Hopefully, these tips should allow you to host any gathering or bash, whatever your financial situation! Do you know of any other great money-saving party ideas? Let me see what they are in the comments section!