How to Throw a Frugal New Years Party
Since Christmas is now over, we can start talking and preparing for the New Year’s party, am I right? But if you are going to be a host this year and you are a bit worried about all the finances that it is going to include – don’t worry anymore! There are some ways how you can throw a super fun party and do it in a frugal way. Intrigued? Well, I bet so! Bellow you will find some of the most genius tricks you can use freely and have the best party ever without spending tons of your cash!
Keep it simple
One of the best ways how to save money while planning a party is to consider how big you really want it. The larger the party – the more significant your spendings. So by choosing to throw a small and cozy party rather than huge party with all your Facebook friends, you will surely be a step closer to having fun and, most importantly, cheap party. Therefore, keep it small and simple and you will spend very little too!
Use old Christmas decorations
What kind of party have no decorations? Probably a bad one. But maybe you can skip buying special New Year’s party decorations and stick to your old Christmas ones, just by redoing it a bit. All those holiday festive lights can work amazingly well and create a super cozy and romantic atmosphere for a party. And usually, that is all that it takes to decorate!
Hit online for inspiration
Of course, you would not read this article to get inspired if you would not be online. But in this case, I am talking more about online stores and what they can offer you. Such retail giants like JCPenney or Kohl’s are usually all about the holidays and often launch special lines just before it. So maybe the online world can help you out more here as well? Moreover, there are tons of such things like JCPenney coupons and promos, so your shopping trips can be much budget friendlier and definitely more fun. So, as usual, online has all the answers, but you need to do deeper to find it.
Skip the big meal
Big and full meals cost tons of your time and effort to make, and actually it cost pretty much as well. Moreover, since New Year’s Eve parties usually start pretty late, it wouldn’t be the smartest thing to serve huge sit-down dinner either. Some people actually come to such parties eaten already. So you as a good host can, at least, serve a few appetizers both cold and warm. That will cost much less, will be easier to make (or buy already made), and you won’t need to wash tons of dishes afterward.
Limit the booze
Booze is number one thing that requires tons of your cash while preparing for the party. So maybe limit the alcohol you are going to buy and better ask your guest to bring their most favorite drinks by themselves. This way you will be sure that people will have something delicious to drink, and you won’t overspend on something so personal like alcohol. To be honest, you can buy thousands of dollars worth of wine, but if your guests are more beer lovers – you will miss a shot big time.