Work Hard, Party Harder!
Most of us accept this. Why not, craving for a party never dies! In fact, parties help rejuvenate and kick start the coming week with enthusiasm. At the same time, it is imperative to ensure that the casual get-togethers or parties do not hurt our finances. After all, we need to value our hard earnings and maximize the savings to build a better financial future. So, here we compiled a few ideas to help you host a party on a budget.
Arrange For Pot Luck: This is the first money saving tip, especially, if the party overlaps with a meal time. Ask your guests to come with their favorite dishes or drink. Most of the times, people would be happy to make a little contribution. Potluck helps you ensure that there is always enough to eat and takes a little weight of cooking or buying, off your wallet and your mind. Let your guests know about your preparations so that they can get the missing dish.
Get Crafty With Decors: Getting crafty doesn’t mean getting exceptionally creative or original. Get inspirations from online sites like Youtube, Pinterest, etc. Follow simple instructions to make creative stuff within minutes. Handmade decors not just throw light on your creativity, but also make a bigger impact on your guests. More than anything, you would love yourself for those beautiful crafts you made all yourself!
Go For Homemade Food: Cook at home to save a lot. Check for the available ingredients in your pantry to for your preparations. Besides great savings, homemade food makes your guests feel special. If you cannot help visiting a grocery store, buy ingredients that are seasonal or on-sale to save more. Think of healthy yet inexpensive stuff. For instance, substitute lemonade or a sweet beverage with buttermilk. Most healthy foods usually cost less.
Build Dedicated Party Funds: Saving money in advance will not drain your pocket all of a sudden. If you are party buff, dedicate a little every month and park the amount in right investment channels than a simple savings account. For instance, if you park your dedicated savings in investment vehicles like debt mutual funds, your savings can yield interest. Debt mutual funds also come with liquidity for you to draw the amount any time. Isn’t it a great idea!
In conclusion, a memorable party is not about how much you spend, it is about the way you and your guests feel. Plan well, have great fun!