Thursday, October 4, 2018


A common theme, probably with any spending these days, is that people want to get the most bang for their buck. They don't want to spend a huge amount of money for a 2-hour party. There are a few things you can do that will help upgrade the look and tone of your party without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas for you to consider for your next event.

GET RID OF THE GOODIE BAGS: In my opinion this is where money literally gets thrown away! Instead of buying random plastic items that parents are going to throw away or will get lost, use the money to buy one substantial party favor, that doesn't have to cost a lot. Take advantage of your dollar store or use those DIY skills to spruce up a candle, water bottle, or wine glass (for an adult party!) It'll make a much better lasting impression on your party guests.

PLAY WITH HEIGHT: I can't tell you how many times I've gone to a barbecue or party and everything is just put out flat on a table. By simply using wrapped boxes or cake plates (or a plate on a sturdy cup!) displaying food dishes and desserts on varying heights immediately gives your food table a much more attractive and more pleasing appearance.

MULTIPLY YOUR DECOR: You're thinking "if I do that, that means more money." Not if you're using inexpensive items, like crepe paper. Ever walk in to a party and there's literally one strand of crepe paper going from one corner to another, and then another strand in between the other two corners, and that's it? I always think, "Why did they stop there?" Keep going, it makes a serious impact and a wow factor when people walk into a room, as exemplified by the above from The Celebration Society. This can also be achieved with multiple paper fans or paper plates on a backdrop.

USE YOUR DIY SKILLS: Have some inexpensive, solid color balloons? Upgrade the balloons by adhering tissue paper flowers on them (as done above by HGTV.com) or turn them into fruit!

PLAY WITH ICE: For a kids party, freeze ice cubes with something fun (and edible) like gummy bears in them. It'll be fun for the kids to spot the gummy bears in their drinks! Try creating an ice ring for your punch bowl or how about using edible glitter to add sparkle to drinks, as done above by Bespoke Bride?

What other ideas do you have?

1 comment:

  1. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post!
    It is the little changes that produce the largest changes.
    Thanks for sharing!


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