I’ve never met someone who doesn’t love attending a good party, but throwing one can be slightly intimidating. And if you think throwing a good party’s scary, imagine wanting to throw the best party of the year…while on (gasp) a BUDGET! I’m gonna let that sink in for a moment. Okay, anxiety attack over? Great! Let’s get started. Here’s how to Host the Best Party of the Year Without It Being the Most Expensive Party of the Year!
Have Friends Make Some of the Decorations
Have a party before the party! Get some friends together and design all sorts of fun decor for the big day! Here’s a really cool factor that will come with this: your selected friends will feel like they’re immediately part of the party and carry a vibe of pride throughout the event! Cheerful moods are what you want, and this will get you a head start on them!
Use Apps for Music and Theme Music
You’d be shocked how big of a difference having music playing makes for the environment. Parties automatically seem much more lively when there’s always music to distract from potential awkward silences, especially when a party is first beginning. There are great apps like Pandora or simple tools like iTunes to put together great playlists. Use ‘em!
Start Early and Browse Discount Sites
Amazon is sure to have some great deals on all sorts of things; decorations, party favors, even food! If you start early, you can take your sweet time tracking down great deals and spend as little money as possible, rather than deal with your last minute panic of just taking anything you can get! And remember, download the web app, “Honey” to automatically generate great coupons on the checkout page!
Don't Use Helium Balloons
Helium adds an extra expense that you don’t need to deal with! Blow balloons up yourself and plan decor around walls, poles etc. to tape balloons rather than letting them float. This will also force you to get a little creative on how you utilize the balloons and is sure to generate even better results.
Take Advantage of Clubs and Discount Stores
Places like Sam’s Club and Costco sell food and drink in bulk…and for pretty good prices, too! Why not take a little trip and see what you can find? If you’ve followed all the other steps on this list, your required items shouldn’t be too crazy, and you can finish off at one of these stores. Or hey, why not just go to a discount market or buy store brand snacks and beverages? Publix Cola isn’t THAT much worse than Coca-Cola (although I’m sure I just offended a person or two). It’s definitely satisfactory at a good party…a good party that you’re going to turn MAGNIFICENT!