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Feeding a large party on small budget
It can be done. Don’t stress together we will come up with some great ideas.
No matter whether you are planning a summer BBQ or a Thanksgiving dinner or holiday bash you can entertain a large group on a tight budget.
You can save tons of money on party decorations by making your own. DIY is the way to go. Or maybe you are set on a theme and need more than just balloons and flowers.
Dollar stores are a great source for economical party decorations and party supplies.
Skip the pop, juice and alcohol for your party this year and opt for water, tea and coffee. Or if you must have pop, juice or alcohol go generic and re-bottle it in a beautiful glass pitcher or carafe.
Spice up your punch bowl by adding frozen fruit or a sprig of mint or slices of lemon. Brew your own beverages to save on costs.
Feeding a large number of people during a party can be expensive. Opting for homemade food will save you tons of money.
Search out deals on your meal ingredients and grab a few friends to help you do the cooking. Utilize what you have, skip the pizza guy and save money.
If you are trying to throw a party for a large number of people on a small budget try these 10 party food ideas.
10 Ideas For Feeding A Large Party On A Small Budget:
- Chili and corn bread
- Spaghetti and homemade garlic rolls
- Sloppy Joe’s and coleslaw
- Pasta bar
- Mexican bar
- Salad bar
- Homemade pizza
- Soup and sandwiches
- Pulled pork sliders and salad
- Baked potato bar
Small budget, great eats
Simple is the best way to go and self serve. If you have the time and the budget make a roast or a turkey and all the fixings for a holiday feast.
If you are planning a monthly get together try a soup or chili night and ask your guests to bring a dessert or baguette. Keep it simple.
Appetizer nights are always a hit and real easy to make.
Make it special
If you are looking to put a unique spin on your gathering make a signature drink or add a bit more to your DIY decor. Add some spice to your marinade and put a bit more you into your party.
If you are throwing a backyard party choose homemade smores for dessert or plan some backyard party games. Both of which are cheap but unique.
Updated February 26, 2020