It doesn’t take a lot of money to throw a successful Valentines party. By shopping smart and utilizing the things in your home, you’ll have everything you need to decorate, entertain, and feed your party guests on a budget! Here are some great tips for hosting a Valentines party on a budget.
Valentines Party On A Budget
Skip the paper invitations
Don’t waste money and time with traditional paper invites. There are many sites online where you can find gorgeous free e-cards. Many of these sites have an invitation feature – so you’ll be able to send great looking invitations completely free and your guests will have them as soon as you hit the ‘send’ button.
Check out thrift stores for items you can use
Stores like GoodWill, typically have lots of holiday items for sale. I’ve seen everything from paper plates with matching napkins, banners and other decorations, to party favors. By checking out a thrift store first, you’ll be saving money on everything and very possibly, finding you’re able to get more things for the party than originally planned.
Use free printables for some of your decorations
Lots of blogs offer free Valentine’s Day printables to their readers. If you’ve already got ink and paper for your printer, continue to save money as you print off heart-shaped signs for the food you’re going to serve, name cards, and personalized candy wrappers. Using printables is a great way to give your party personality.
Consider making your party a potluck
Save some cash by having all your guests contribute food. With it being a Valentine’s party – have everyone bring a dish they love – bonus points for heart-shaped foods! This is a great way for everyone to chip in and get to taste each other’s delicious food. The quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach…
Make it a cookie decorating party, as well
This is something the kids will love! Before the party, bake up a bunch of Valentine’s themed sugar cookies – little cupids, arrows, hearts of all sizes, lips, etc. The night of your party put out the blank cookies along with red, pink, and white frosting, tubes of icing, and all kinds of holiday-themed sprinkles and toppings. Everyone will have a ball decorating the cookies and then have the pleasure of eating them!
Be your own DJ
All you need is your laptop and the internet to have non-stop music for your whole party. You can make a playlist with your favorite love songs on YouTube or go to Pandora and pick from one of their Valentine’s Day themed stations.
Everyone loves games
Whether you’re looking for something the kids can do, or things for the entire group, you’ll find that board games are a hit. If you already have some that your family plays, set them out in the living room or other areas, so your guests can break into a game whenever they feel like it. You’ll also find ideas for Valentine’s Day themed games you can play through a quick search on Pinterest.
By inviting your friends and family to your Valentine’s Day party, you’re already spreading the love. People love to have a good time and be around those that they treasure most. With these tips, you will be able to stay well within your party budget and throw a bash everyone will remember!
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