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Party Planning Guide

How Can I Trim The Budget?

Sometimes the party can get too expensive, so here are some possibilities for reducing the costs:

  • Reduce the menu selections -fewer items result in less waste.
  • Simplify the menu selections - use simple food rather than elaborate dishes. Be mindful of expensive ingredients as well as difficult or time- consuming preparation methods.
  • Make some of the food yourself, but don’t use a recipe that you have not previously prepared; add your hors d'oeuvres and desserts to the catered entrée.
  • Replace a more expensive wine with a less expensive one. Use both mixed drinks and wine. Mixed drinks are often less expensive to serve than wine.
  • Replace an open bar with a single thematic cocktail service such as margaritas or cosmopolitans.
  • Reduce the size of the glassware and/or increase the amount of ice in each glass.
  • Borrow china or serving pieces from friends rather than rent them. Use paper plates and plastic ware.
  • Pickup and return the rented items to save on the delivery and setup expenses.
  • Shorten the social time before dinner to reduce the number of drinks and hors d'oeuvres needed.
  • Ask your friends to lend you a hand or some of their decorations so you don’t have to buy them.
  • Cut the guest list!

Enjoy your Party!

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