Throw a fun and festive holiday party without spending a bundle with these budget friendly Christmas party ideas. Get guests involved with the party planning and cut back on costs, while creating a diverse menu.
Budget Friendly Party Food
The best way to save money on your Christmas party is with the food you serve. This is where your guests can help. Put yourself in charge of the main dish, and ask your guests to each bring a covered dish. If you have a guest or two that can’t cook, no problem. Just ask that person to bring a six-pack of soda, or a bottle of wine instead.
Budget Friendly Party Decorations
Another simple trick for saving money is by making your own Christmas party decorations. Christmas party decorations are easy and fun to make, and will provide you with one-of-a-kind decorations you won’t find elsewhere. Consider any of these ideas:
– Fill cocktail glasses with colorful beads or Christmas candy.
– Use inexpensive Christmas confetti to make serving trays and tables sparkle and shine.
– Hang ornament balls and snowflake-shaped ornaments from fishing line all around the room.
– Find pinecones in the yard and spray paint them a glittery gold
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Budget Friendly Party Activities
Keep guests entertained with an assortment of Christmas party games! These games help keep guests entertained, get everyone involved, and are a lot of fun to play. We’ve provided 5 fun Christmas Party Games that can be played by guests of all ages.
Budget Friendly Party Favors
Kill two birds with one stone by offering up items from your party as party favors. This will reduce clean up time, and give guests something to remember the special occasion by.
Another great idea is to take a digital photo of each guest in front of the holiday tree and send it to their inbox. Then, each guest can use the photograph as their desktop, or send away for a hard copy that can be placed in a frame.
Budget Friendly Party Supplies
If you’re not careful, you can spend a fortune on Christmas party supplies. Paper plates, napkins, cups, silverware, and other throw-away items can really add up! Why spend a lot of money on things that will be thrown away? Save yourself a lot of money by purchasing these supplies from your local Dollar Store. If you’ve never shopped at one before, you’ll be surprised to see the variety of supplies that are offered for the low price of just one dollar!
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Previously Published on ‘List My Five’