08 Oct How to Save a Fortune on your Halloween Party
Who doesn’t love to party!? With Halloween coming up, there’s no better time to start planning one. The costumes, the food, the decorations! It makes us jolly just thinking about it!
But how do you throw a fun party without blowing up the budget? Let us enlighten you..
Before you get any further, you need to figure out how much dough you’re willing to fork over. While it IS possible to host a party without spending anything (think potlucks…), it is important to determine how much money you feel comfortable spending altogether. Your budget affects everything else at your party. Also, make sure to track all your expenses. Try using a budgeting app like EveryDollar or Mint to make tracking easy on you.
The invitation is one of the most important components of setting up a good party. It gives your guests a great first impression and creates a lot of buzz and excitement. It’s the anticipation leading up to the party that makes it so much fun.
If you’re one who struggles in the creative department, don’t freak out. There are tons of free websites/apps like Canva that do it all for you with their free premade templates. Not a graphic designer? No problem. When you’re done customizing your invitation, you have the option to download it and print it, or even send it digitally through text/email to your guests. (See? You didn’t even have to spend any money!)
Just make sure to include these key elements on your invitations:
- Name–Who is hosting the party?
- Date –Triple check your date. Nobody wants to go through all the work of hosting a party only to have people come the following week.
- Time–A beginning and ending time is good if you want guests gone by a particular time.
- Contact–It’s always good to give a name and a number to your guests in case they have any questions/concerns.
- Location–If guests are unfamiliar with the location of the party, a small map would be helpful.
- Dress code–Obviously showing up in a costume is a must at a Halloween party!
- RSVP–Allowing people to RSVP will help you, as the host, to know how much food to plan on, and how much seating should be made available.
Since you already have a theme, try to plan food around that particular theme. Check out all these fun spooky foods you can make from Pinterest!
If you’re on a tighter budget, invite your guests to share a dish of their own. Potlucks are very popular, and a great way to save money on feeding large groups of people.
Before you head to the store, make sure you’ve made a detailed list of everything you need (don’t forget the Sorbet Cream Pops! Our Sea Salt Caramel Coconut Cream Pops are PERFECT for this time of year. Find a location near you by clicking here). For those of you who loathe going to the grocery store, consider ordering your groceries online from supermarkets that offer free pickup or free delivery. It’s a life-changer!
Don’t forget to throw on your shopping list the paper plates, napkins, utensils, bags of ice, and any party decorations and centerpieces you plan on strewing up. When it comes to planning a party, there’s nothing worse than having to return to the store several times because you keep forgetting something.
Providing some good entertainment will help break the ice and make your guests feel at ease. It will also give them something to talk about–even long after the party is over. Good entertainment keeps guests happy. (Nobody wants to attend a party where people aren’t having fun, right?)
Check out these fun, inexpensive party games for kids, teens, and even adults!
Don’t forget the dessert!
No party is complete without a good dessert. We like to suggest going for something that’s a crowd pleaser and convenient with no cleanup… like our Sorbet Cream Pops. These healthy, tasty treats come in seven scrumptious flavors, and even cater to your friends who have food allergies.
If you’ve followed the above list, you’re ready to party! Don’t let your expectations be too high, though. Nothing ever goes according to plan, and nobody likes a grumpy, stressed out host. Remember to relax and have fun. (And don’t forget to indulge in your favorite Cream Pop). You and your guests are going to have a spooctacular time!