Not everyone has the budget to spend, spend, spend on a party at a venue in the city. Sometimes though, a party in your backyard is just as fun and as special as that lavish party in the city is. It’s all about who you invite, the occasion itself, and the little touches you make to the event.
Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, a birthday, or an engagement, celebrating this occasion at home is easily doable. More importantly, it’s something that you can do on a budget. Here are some top tips for throwing an at-home party on a budget.
DIY as much as possible
Where it’s possible, try to do as much DIY as you can. This is going to save a lot of money and it’s a fun process at the same time. If you’re doing invitations, make them yourself. Sites like Canva are free to use and offer templates for your invitations, for whatever the occasion may be.
If it’s more formal with a sit-down meal, then consider crafting your own centerpieces and making use of what’s available at local dollar stores.
Look for bargains online
There are plenty of great bargains to take advantage of in person but if you’re wanting to cast your net out wider, the internet is where you’ll find your treasure trove. There are plenty of party-orientated sites to utilize when it comes to planning a party.
To help with the decor, try Just Artifacts. They’re one of many that offer great part-related decor for all occasions. Whether it’s paper lanterns or glass votives, they have it all. You’ll be able to save quite the bank when it comes to shopping at these stores online.
Limit your guest list
While you may want to invite everyone and your next-door neighbor, try to show a bit of restraint when it comes to the guest list. Remember, this is your party (or for the person you’re throwing it for) and therefore they only need to have the people around them that love them.
Inviting too many guests is going to overcomplicate everything and results in spending a lot of money having to feed and water all the extras.
BYOB for adult parties
To help cut down costs, ask your friends and family to BYOB – bring your own booze. This is specific for those who are throwing parties where no children are invited. However, a lot of parties where children are present could also have alcohol. Be a good host by keeping the alcohol and children away from each other.
By requesting guests BYOB, you cut out the nonsense of having to figure out what everyone likes.
Cook your own food instead of hiring it in
Instead of hiring it in or having to order a lot of expensive food, cook it instead. With parties, a lot can be bulk cooked and you can end up saving an absolute fortune as a result.
Throwing an at-home party is fun; it could even become an event that happens each year. Use these tips and see how much money you could save yourself!
Thank you for reading!