Halloween is approaching – are you thinking about throwing a Halloween party? It’s a great feeling to throw a party where all your friends have a memorable time. Of course, to some, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about throwing a festive holiday is the expensive price tag.
Today at Get It Free, we ‘re unraveling the truth behind Halloween parties. Amazingly, you can throw a party without spending a fortune! All it really takes is proper planning. Between invitations, decorations, food, and entertainment, the cost can indeed quickly grow. That’s why you’ve got to be careful and detailed with your plan!
Throw a Halloween party that is fun, memorable and frugal by following these tips!
1. Always Start with a Realistic Budget
Before you get into the party details, you need to prepare everything under a realistic budget. Of course, a budget is of no use if you don’t stick with it! Figure out what your limit is – then you can plan accordingly!
2. Get Festive!
Choose your theme! Will it be scary? Will it be funny? Traditional? Once you have an idea of the theme, you can have a better idea of what decorations you will need.
In choosing your theme, think of your guests. Keep in mind their age, preferences and make your decisions based on what will be enjoyed by most! When looking for decorations, remember that a lot of the best ones take more time and less money! A few Jack-O-Lanterns, some paper decorations and more can cost you next to nothing! Creativity will surely save you money! Dollar stores are also great places to find tons of cheap decorations. You’ll find colored tablecloths, plates and napkins, silverware and cups that correspond with your chosen theme and desired look.
3. Invitation Options
It is important for you to invite your guests a week or two before the event. This is to allow them time to plan for it. If you are on a tight budget, the most cost-effective method is to send out online invitations! Plus, they are completely free! This way, you can spend your budget on other parts of your party.
4. Don't just blow it all on food!
True, food costs can take a big chunk out of your budget. However, you can save a ton if you cook the food yourself instead of buying it all premade. Depending on the type of party you are throwing, you might also choose to have guests bring their own contributions! If everyone brings a snack or drink, you’ll have plenty! It will also be fun for everyone to try each other’s snacks. Whatever you need to buy for your party, keep your eyes open for sales – both in stores and online.
Are you planning to throw a Halloween party this year? What other frugal ideas do you have in mind? Share them with us by writing your comments!