Summer is here and what better way to welcome the warm weather than by throwing a party? Unfortunately, entertaining can come at a high cost when you factor in food and beverages, decorations, a venue and entertainment. Somehow, entertaining isn’t suppose to set your wallet back a few paychecks.
Instead of getting discouraged by the possible price tag of throwing a summer party, look at these helpful tips for decorating your summer party on a budget. After all, a party should be a joy to throw and not a burden.
- Come up with a theme: Before you start pricing out rental chairs, tables and tiki torches, come up with a theme to carry out. If you have enough space, plan for your backyard, garage or your local park to save money on a venue. Once you have decided on a location, the theme may become easier to decide. From seasonal ideas such as tropical, pool party, to choosing colors, flowers, or even choosing your favorite summertime movie can be great themes to carry out inexpensively.
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- Use everyday items for decoration: Once you have chosen a theme, think of everyday items you can use for decor. Are you a beach-goer who has surfboards, life preservers and other water sport items laying around the house, use them for decor around your party! For a garden summer party, use the natural backdrop as your decoration and embellish by hanging colorful paper lanterns and even string lights from trees and bushes. There are many string lights available today that run on small batteries, so no worries for finding and electrical source.
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Whether you are going to throw a summertime party on your front porch or at your pool, the ideas are limitless when it comes to entertaining on a budget. Ask friends and neighbors to pitch in a few chairs and tables to save on renting, and use everyday items such as galvanized pails, wooden crates, and even hay bales to make quick creative seating for your guests! Your guests will love your summertime party.
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