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How to throw a party on a tight budget

Posted on: February 8, 2017

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We recently had some friends who moved to Florida and some who moved to India. I wanted to throw a going away party for them, but didn’t have a lot of money to do so. I was operating with a very tight budget. So I came up with a plan to throw a simple, but beautiful and meaningful party.

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Start with simple decorations.

I found this beautiful chalk banner in the $1 section at Target. I can’t tell you the amount of times I come out of that section with gems like this! Love Target!

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I also went to the Dollar Tree and found these pretty hanging paper puff balls. Super easy to open up and hang. The green ones were on a string and I bought some individual pink (pictured below) and purple (not pictured) as well.

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We held the party at the house of a mutual friend and she had purchased some beautiful flowers that made wonderful centerpieces and really added to the simple decor.

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Have Easy to Make Foods with Inexpensive Ingredients

We also went the simple route with food. Foods that were easy to make and didn’t have expensive ingredients. We had a veggie pizza, chicken salad with rolls, pasta salad, and easy desserts of brownies and M&M Pretzel Rolo Treats. Another way I saved money here was that a friend and I split the food. I made some and she made some.

Overall, it was a wonderful party. Everyone enjoyed themselves, the house looked beautiful, and I didn’t have to spend a fortune!

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What are your tips for throwing a party on a tight budget?

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