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4 Secrets to Throwing a Fabulous Party on a Budget

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Updated: Nov 24 2022

Planning or throwing a fabulous party for your little child or even other adults takes careful consideration of their friends. A celebrant might need more than a lavish party bash. You might need to consider their friends being present at the party. This is the time to make room for the likes of the celebrants and their desires. When throwing a party for your loved one, you might have to face times where the celebrant would rather prefer a grand and fabulous party without understanding the financial consequences (like a five year old child or close family members who are adults). Nonetheless, you will still need to show your sister or your loved one that they are special and worthy of having a big bash without you breaking your budget.


In the case of throwing a party for your daughter, it would be helpful to be aware of certain scenarios where the child you are throwing a party for can cause you to overlook your budget.


You might find yourself overlooking your party budget when your four year old child decides she wants to invite all her friends in attendance and wants to have the same costly amenities that were at her friends party when she attended.


In the case of other adults, you might easily over look your budget when the loved one prefer specific things at their bash, or after party. In this case, it would be important to use available ways to pay less for products and save on party costs.


Many of these types of scenarios go against your budget and might prevent you from making your party fabulous.

Without a doubt, let’s look at the 4 Secrets to Throwing a Fabulous Party on a Budget.   

1. Determine the theme of your ball


Before you start your fabulous party, start by deciding what the theme of the gathering should be. Note some good party themes that you can easily follow when you are setting up the party. 

Princess Tea Party, Happy Daisy Party, Beachy Mermaid Party, and Explorer Party are some of the good party themes that you can follow. If you choose any of these, it will ensure  you know what you are budgeting for and aligns you enough to where you would not have to make out of budget expenditures.


If you cannot go with any of those themes, you can acknowledge the likes of the celebrant, their friends, and what their desires are.


Cute as a Button Baby Shower, Let em eat cake, Sweet Shop Birthday Party, and Crafty Pool Party are easy party themes.


Determining your party theme will go a long way. A party is a great way to spend time with friends. 


It is a great chance to make important purchases for them or on behalf of them for party supplies, and items to create surprises without overspending.  

Some of the food you can can be some of popular party recipes for parties on a budget:


Cheese and garlic crack bread

Salmani cream cheese ball

Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Smoked salmon appetizer ball

Hot Crab Dip

Sausage rolls

Overnight French Toast

Easy Vegetarian Quiche


Pot luck and simple dishes like this vegetable platter and fruit salad, make entertaining possible even on a budget. 

2. Lightens up the mood for guests with goodie bags


Whether the gathering will be a massive crowd or a small crowd, it will be necessary to make your guests comfortable enough to enjoy the party and stick around for long.


Easy party themes to get the ball rolling by making sure your celebration includes decorations,goodies like food, beverages, goodie bags and even games. 


Goodie bags can be bought from any convenient store and there are available ways to save on them as long as they can be reasonable things that complement your party themes for adults and kids. 


Games are a great way to throw a party on a budget. It lightens up the mood for both you and guests. 


Also, while you’re at it, make sure you provide small prizes that can make the game a more fun and competition-friendly entertainment piece. 


You guests will thank you for it because it is good hospitality.


3. DIY when you can including printing and decor


In the case of your party on a budget, DIY will be necessary when you are constructing your invitation. You can save money on party supplies, decorations, and gifts.


Invitations are also a great DIY way to save on party costs. Invitations by formulating and designing a nice email that can help pass your invite message across. 


Try designing your invitation by yourself and you will be on your way to saving money on your printing messages. There also tools that can help you get started 


Printing can cost you more than expected if it is not necessary to your party theme. 


Some DIY Projects you can do can be:


DIY Beach Glass Bottles

Potato Box

Survival Sling shot

Ruffled Crepe Paper Streamers

Burlap Wreath

Beachy Upcycled Pallet Art

Paper Bunting

Paper Party Hat

Fabric Table Runner

Simple Chair Slipcover

Sandcastle Cake

Skirted Tablecloth

Wooden Chalk Painted Placemats

Paper Plate Banner

Tissue Paper Puffs

4. Prepare for the worst


If your party is a major one and you want it to be as memorable as possible, it will be important to prepare for the worst. You can try to be vigilant during the party as much as you want but if there is no plan to handle a situation if in fact something unexpected does happen, you will have no reasonable way of handling the situation. 


It is best to keep in mind that unexpected things can occur at the party, namely things that you did not plan or budget for. 


Try to be prepared for the worst by making sure you have an emergency plan and strategy. 

If your party location or party venue is a location where there is an exit door, try to plan out a way-- with a friend or colleague -- how you can conduct an exit in case of emergencies. 


The preparation should take into consideration young children, adults, and even the condition of other guests at your party. 


Ensure that your guests will be safe if something you did not expect was to happen. 


Your planning can really go a long way and should help tremendously in terms of accommodating others temporarily while making sure they have fun, enjoy the party, and experience a memorable party which you initially intended.


Stacy Mitchell is a freelance multimedia journalist and content creator with in-depth experience developing and executing editorial strategy for some of the most pressing topics in finance, including, Gen Z credit literacy, and Personal finance. Contact

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