All consumers would like to bring in the New Year with their closest friends and family members. A New Year’s Eve party is the perfect way to do such. How does one throw an inexpensive New Year’s Eve party with a limited budget, however? The following are some tips for having a party at home with extremely limited funds:
Dollar Store Snacks
The most important part of a New Year’s Eve gathering is that everyone is happy. Happiness does not require expensive food such as caviar. A homeowner can visit the nearest dollar store a purchase enough chips, pretzels, dips and drinks for the gathering with less than $20. Additionally, a dollar store will have supplies such as table cloths, hats and blow toys for when 12 a.m. hits.
Grocery Store Niblets
Party planners who desire a healthy alternative can shop for some inexpensive items at the grocery store. A bag of Granny Smith apples is cheap, and the person can slice the apples into attractive slices and serve them with caramel or chocolate dip. Deviled eggs are an inexpensive party food, as well. Alternatively, shoppers can purchase large premade party-size fruit or vegetable platters.
Cheap Alcoholic Beverages
A New Year’s Eve celebration does not need to be expensive when it comes to alcohol. Places such as Family Dollar sell frozen Pina Coladas and other tasty mixed drinks in a bag for approximately $2. No preparation is necessary for such drinks. The only thing the “host” has to do is put the bag in the freezer long enough to thicken the drink and pour it into a cup whenever the drinker is ready to drink it. Discount liquor stores may have some additional specials going on for celebrating the New Year.
Cheap Party Fun
Board games are some of the best sources of entertainment for a New Year’s Eve party, and most of them are less than $20. Examples of some fun games that groups can play during the party are Twister, Pictionary, Monopoly and Scrabble. Card games and intellectual games can go over well also. Uno is a card game that has been around for decades. Chess and Checkers are never unpopular no matter who is around. A person can find any of the aforementioned games at the local toy store or discount department store.
Anyone can have an inexpensive New Year’s Eve by following the aforementioned advice. The key is to bring in the New Year with a smile despite the working budget.