By George Meszaros
A great party doesnít have to be done on a great budget. It is
possible to throw a memorable party that costs next to
Be honest about your budget and work with it.
Even a low budget party has to have a budget. For example, if
you are unable to spend more than $10.00 per guest and you
a $200.00 budget you can only afford to invite 20 guests. It
pretty straightforward. If you want to invite more people, you
either need to decrease your expenses or increase your budget.
Neither one of them is easy, but you are going to have to make
You have to make sure your budget covers the venue, the food
and drinks, the decorations, the party favors, and everything
else you may deem necessary. Be realistic about determining
expense per person. If you have a $10.00 per person budget,
are not going to be able to afford gourmet catering and Don
If you would like to host an elegant party on a small budget
consider inviting less people. Your guests will reap the
benefits of having less people, but better quality food and
You could have a small dinner party by inviting two or three
couples. For such a small cook you can afford better
ingredients, such as fresh seafood and a bottle of fine wine.
Since most guests will bring a bottle of wine you donít need
worry about spending money on several bottles.
Potlucks or barbeques are great low budget party options. If
you plan correctly, your party is sure to be a big hit with
your guests regardless of your budget. Your attitude,
creativity, and effort will have as much to do with how
successful you party is as your budget. You may not have a
budget for an all around first class event, but you may be
to afford gourmet dessert, or the freshest local caught fish.
Upgrading some aspect of your party can help your guests
perceive your party as pricey and classy.
Final tip: If you are undecided about how much to spend per
guest set your total available budget and divide it by the
number of guests you want to invite.
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