Holiday Party on a Budget
The holidays always seem to be synonymous with parties aaaand depleted funds. For this reason I wanted to share some ideas on hosting a holiday party on a budget.
- Lasagna – Food can be expensive, especially when feeding the masses. My solution is to throw in a frozen lasagna and some garlic bread and you’ve got a hardy meal for the whole crew. I don’t think I know of anyone that does not love lasagna but you may want to choose the cheese option without meat in case you have any vegetarians in the bunch. I have been able to feed an office of 10 people for under $30 that way with food left over!
- Grinch Punch – Do a fun, simple, homemade punch. One that I have done is ‘grinch punch’. Just take a couple bottles of lime soda, add in several scoops of lime sherbet and you get a delicious festive punch.
- DIY Activity – At our last holiday party we did DIY wreaths made out of coffee filters. They were super cute and gave everyone a fun activity to take home as a decoration. There of course are many great ideas available online and on Pinterest but the coffee filter wreaths worked well for us.
- Potluck – Don’t be afraid to do a potluck. You may feel rude asking your guest to bring a dish but most party guests plan on bringing a host gift, so why not food? Provide the main dish and ask your guests to bring their favorite traditional side. You can find a lot about everyone holiday traditions and try some great new dishes.