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How to Throw a Budget-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

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The year is coming to an end, a time to celebrate the past 12 months as well as look toward the upcoming year. New Year’s Eve can be a wonderful occasion to celebrate with friends and family. If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party, we have some tips to help you get started and stay within your budget.

Paperless Invites:

Sending mailed invitations can be a hassle, especially if you plan on inviting a lot of people to your event. Instead of spending money on paper invites and postage, opt for paperless invitations. Try a website like PaperlessPost.com or Evite.com to create free online invitation designs to send to your guests. You can choose from a variety of designs and customize them to your liking, ensuring that you won’t have to compromise between quality and price. If you aren’t too picky about the design on your invites, the simplest and cheapest way to invite people would be to create a Facebook event page, where you can provide your guests with all the information they’ll need and keep tabs on who is planning to attend.

DIY Decorations:

New Year’s Eve is all about being festive and you can’t have a New Year’s Eve party without eye-catching decorations. Avoid paying for expensive decorations by making your own. Not only will you save money, you can have fun making them.  Sites such as CraftRiver, MakeSpace and DIYnCrafts all have a unique DIY decorations for you to try.

Party Playlist:

One of the most important parts of a successful party is the entertainment and music. While hiring a DJ may be ideal, they are fairly expensive, especially on one of the most popular nights of the year. A cheap alternative would be to create your own music playlist. If you have a music subscription service like Apple Music or Spotify, you can add almost any song you’d like for the perfect playlist without paying any extra. To make sure the party is extra fun, ask guests to let you know in advance what songs they’d like to hear during the party.

Party Food:

Preparing food for a party can not only be time-consuming, it can cost you a lot depending on how many people are attending. A good way to make sure you won’t have to provide guests with a full meal would be to start the party late. Since the real celebration starts after midnight, there is no reason to start the party before 10pm. This way, by this time your guests arrive they will have already eaten dinner. You can focus more on getting inexpensive snacks and desserts.

Bring Your Own Drink:

For those throwing an adult party, alcohol is a key ingredient for a New Year’s Eve party. Champagne is very popular on New Year’s Eve, but getting good quality would mean spending more money that you’d like. Instead, make a few bowls of punch for your guests and have them bring any other drinks they may prefer. If you want to offer something for a toast, Prosecco is a similar but less expensive alternative to champagne.

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