Throwing a New Year’s Party on a Budget!

NewYearsBash

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, you may want to start planning your big end of the year bash.

Most of the time a home based New Year’s party is a cheaper option then going out for the night. Here in New York, most New Years’ Eve packages are over $150 per person! So if your resolution is to start cutting back, here are some tips to help you throw a rockin New Year’s party on little cash!

Festive Foods

New Year’s Eve is typically a late night party, which gets you out of the hassle of providing everyone with dinner. Host your party in the late evening and serve appetizers. If you are hosting a large party, consider going to a wholesale club (if you don’t have a membership go with a friend who does) to buy your appetizers in bulk. Many stores sell party packs with varieties. It will certainly save you time from having to go through the hassle of cooking yourself and also buying in bulk could save you some $$. Dips with sides of chips, vegetables or crackers is also a safe bet and all can be made on the cheap!

BYOB: Enjoy Libations for Less!

One of the priciest parts of a New Year’s party is the booze. To avoid this you can either host a dry party (which may be the safer option if your guests are all driving home) or have your guests bring their own drinks. Many guests will already bring a bottle of wine or champagne as a gift for the host of the party, request that they bring their own drinks instead. Not only will your guests be happier with the liquor choices but your bank won’t be broken by booze.

Dazzling Decorations

You gotta love the dollar store for cheap and fun decorations for holidays. If you decide to buy certain things at a party store, go for the general decorations in lieu of things that say 2016 and can only be used this year and sell for a premium. Alternatively, you can get crafty and make some of your own decorations. Pinterest is always a great source of inspiration and you can have an amazing time making your own decorative creations with family and friends!

Something for the Kids

If there are kids coming to your party (and depending on their age they might not make it to midnight) it would be wise to prepare some activities for them to enjoy, rather then sticking them in front of a TV or have them trailing at your guests feet. One of our favorite ideas is an easy one! Gets a balloon for each hour counting down to midnight and in each balloon place a piece of paper with an activity (baking, coloring, contest, scavenger hunt, sport, etc.) for them to do for the hour! Each hour they pop that balloon and enjoy the activity!

I hope these suggestions help you ring in the new year with friends and family without breaking the bank!

Do you have any additional suggestions for a budget New Year’s Eve party? Let us know in the comments below!

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest

Tags

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Call Us Now to Get Started (866) 890-7337

What People Have to Say

I just wanted to thank your entire staff at The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, for helping me get out of debt. If it wasn’t for your firm, I would have never been able to resolve my $13k worth of debt in less than 3 years. Your staff did a great job, I was finally able to buy myself a brand new car without using a cosigner. I can’t tell you again how happy I am. I would recommend your services to anyone.

L.C. Client 2007-2009

I sleep like a baby at night now because of the work that you and your office have done. Rest assured that I will refer anyone I know to your office with conditions that are similarly circumstanced.

R.S. Client 2012-2014

You have been very helpful at first directing me in the right direction when I had no clue how to go about handling everything, I really appreciated all your advice and help and hope we can work something out. Thanks again for all your help and kind words, and patience.

D.M. Client 2009-2012

close
Facebook IconTwitter IconLinkedInLinkedInLinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn