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Feeding a large group on small budget
It can be done, don’t stress. Together we will come up with some great ideas for feeding your large group on a budget.
No matter whether you are planning a summer BBQ or a Thanksgiving dinner or holiday bash you can entertain a large group on a super tight budget.
Saving money on a tight budget
Saving money on a super tight budget is easy to do. Learn more about how to save money when things are tight.
First you need to assess how much money you have. What is your budget? Now you need to figure out what you need to throw your get together.
feeding a large group
Feeding a large party can get expensive. But we have some great money saving tips to help you save on your meal planning.
Start with what you have. Do you have a pantry or freezer full of food you can use? Is the grocery store running a sale on the foods you need? Can you use coupons or Rakuten to help you save money on your groceries?
When it comes to your meal planning simple is the best way to go. Soup, salad, BBQ, and tacos are all super inexpensive great party time meals. Homemade pizza and burgers are also great options.
You can save tons of money on party decorations by making your own. DIY is the way to go. Or maybe you’re 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.
Beverages on a budget
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. Brewing your own beverages will help you save money
Food on a budget
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 throwing a party for a large number of people on a small budget try these 10 party meal 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 dinner 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’re throwing a backyard party choose homemade smores for dessert or plan some backyard party games. Both of which are cheap but unique.
Updated June 26, 2020