You don’t need to spend money like the rich and famous to host a party that will leave everyone impressed. I wouldn’t even consider $200 a “tight” budget quite frankly, but rather a respectable, common sense budget for anyone willing to do some DIY.
First things first, get the word out. Instead of printing out and mailing invites (which would have cost anywhere from $15-35) I created a FaceBook event page and whipped up this fun cover photo:
|FaceBook invite page, cover photo|
|I saved glass spice jars and Mexican Coke glass bottles then, using tissue paper, made the “flowers”|
|Hanging Fans can be made from scrapbook and tissue paper|
|Food labels, which I found on Pinterest, then edited to suit my needs|
|Tasty toppings, plates and food baskets|
It helped that I had previously purchased some colorful food baskets (see above) for our Backyard BBQ Cookout Birthday Party earlier in the summer of 2014. For this party, I used them to display the taco shells and tostadas. The tableware I purchased for this Fiesta included the chevron table cover, chili pepper plates and yellow forks, which I displayed in a blue cup for yet another punch of color. Also, I’ve had a sombrero, along with (no joke) a Fiesta Party Mix CD, since my college days that I found at Dollar Tree so there was no expense there.
|Chevron table cover, Hanging Fans and the centerpieces|
|Margaritas (no Sweet & Sour mix here!) and Sangria|
|Turkey on tostada with all the toppings. ¡Muy delicioso!|
A happy accident I discovered: I put all the containers that I stored everything in the previous two days in the clean/empty dishwasher. Once the party was done, the last margarita drank and the bonfire was responsibly extinguished, we just pulled the containers out of the dishwasher and stored the leftovers in them. How easy was that?!
By skipping the pricey extras and getting creative with your food and decor, you can throw an inexpensive party that includes everything a great party should: time with friends, good food and delicious drinks!
And don’t forget, Poppie Studios is always here to help you with your event planning needs. From invitations to food labels, FaceBook graphics (including cover photos and timelime flyers), as well as decorating and photography. This is what I love to do, so let me help you love it too!
|Oley! Handsome‘s always a willing model|