Throwing a Christmas Party While on a Budget

by Emma W.R. on December 22, 2015

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With the holidays approaching, it is time to start planning your yearly Christmas party.  This year, my finances are not really cooperating so it was time to work on throwing another fantastic party while on a budget.

Starting right at the beginning with invitations, I knew this would be easy way to cut costs.  I printed up my own invites on the computer.  I emailed as many as possible and mailed the rest.  This was a big savings to my wallet.

I usually go all out and do Christmas overload.  This year, I decided going with a theme would be a huge help on my Christmas party budget.  I am torn….elves, snowmen, or candy canes.  Linking all my decorations and food for on a theme will help keep me focused.

Food and drink make the biggest impact on my Christmas party budget.  Instead of having an open bar and having to stock up on many different alcohol, I have decided to go with a signature drink.  As far as the food, I will pick up that free turkey from the grocery store and definitely go with a simple pasta.  Pasta always saves my pocketbook. 

The part I am looking forward to the most is doing a B.Y.O.D.  What’s that you ask?  I plan on having all my guests bring their own dessert.  This will be fun for all.  I cannot wait to taste everyone’s creations.

Don’t worry if budget is a problem for you this year.  Throwing a Christmas party while on a budget can be fun!

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Annie January 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

A potluck appetizer party sounds like a great idea. Everyone brings something and you can pick all night instead of eating a big meal.

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Mary Jones January 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

Love this idea. A dessert table provided by guests will make for interesting conversations.

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Natalia January 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

Amie is right. Appetizers are a great idea.

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Jenine January 6, 2016 at 10:16 am

I would also suggest only inviting close friends and family for a more intimate event. You’ll enjoy it more, trust me!

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Lysander January 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm

I like the signature drink idea. Food and drinks are very expensive. also try looking online and offline for coupons and sales – there’s so much out there

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Maya January 4, 2016 at 10:44 am

We did a potluck party this year with friends. It worked out great, no stress and lots of variety of food.

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Maurice December 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Love Amie’s idea but really essentially making it a potluck kind of party is fun and gets everyone involved

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Amie December 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Love the BYOD idea but desserts can be a bit overdone on the holiday season. What about BYOA? Bring Your Own Appetizer!

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