Moving costs money, so it’s understandable if you don’t want to throw a large party straight away. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to organize a fantastic housewarming party. When it comes to a new house celebration, there aren’t many rules—just do what makes the most sense given the time, space, and budget you have, and focus on having a nice time. Don’t know where to begin? Read through the following suggestions to get started arranging your perfect housewarming party on a budget.
Visit a dollar store.
Go to the dollar store if you’re dead set on decorating. In terms of incredibly cheap decorating and party supplies, you’ll have a lot of possibilities. Remember the golden rule of dollar stores: don’t buy something just because it’s cheap if you don’t want or need it. Save your decorations for the next party after yours is over!
Make a one-of-a-kind large-batch drink.
Purchasing alcohol for a party can be costly, and it’s difficult to predict what people will want to drink and how much they will want to drink. Instead of guessing, make a large batch cocktail to serve a crowd (all of these can be made for about $30). Inform your guests that a cocktail will be given but that they are welcome to bring whatever additional alcohol they choose, such as beer, wine, or a specific sort of liquor.
Most of the money you’ll spend on your housewarming celebration will go toward food. However, you can put up a spectacular feast with a little imagination without breaking the bank. There are some wonderful budget-friendly side dishes, appetizers, and entrees here. If you don’t feel like cooking, there’s always pizza, which is always a good choice for a low-cost meal.
Alternatively, make it a potluck.
Potlucks are a good way to feed a large group without spending much money. Asking each of your friends to bring food to share is a perfectly acceptable request, and many people love making or baking something special for the occasion.
Go For A Dessert Party
Have you ever heard of cakes disappointing someone? No, because everyone loves sweets. And there are a lot of desserts that are very cheap compared to meat and cheese and other savory snacks. You need to let your guests know in advance, and also, you can’t throw a dessert party at lunch, so the timing needs to be well-thought-out. You can think of setting a sundae bar with different ice-cream flavors and fun toppings.
Use Your Plates And Utensils
People think that using paper plates is the best way to go as you bypass the whole dishwashing process, but this is a great way to waste your money. I would recommend that you use your plates, utensils, and glasses- even though it will cost you time when washing the dishes, at least you won’t have a hole in your wallet.
Throwing a budget housewarming party—or any party—is all about setting the tone and making the occasion appear more extravagant than it is. There are various ways to accomplish this, like lighting candles, creating fantastic music, and putting cookies in the oven when guests arrive so that the aroma of freshly baked food greets them. Consider how you may add value to the event without spending money by focusing less on the obvious and more on the overall atmosphere.
Create your own free housewarming party games, such as a scavenger hunt of objects in the house, a quiz about your town or city, or a scramble with phrases relating to your new home if you want to provide a little extra amusement. You can either print out game printables or build your own.
The secret to organizing a budget-friendly housewarming celebration is to make the best of what you have and not give in to expectations about what your party should look like and entail. The guests who attend are there to show their support for you and see your new home; they aren’t expecting anything extravagant. Make sure that you work within your budget. It will prevent you from being stressed about your situation afterward. In the comments, let us know what you think is the perfect budget for a housewarming party…