This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and in the event you are hosting a party, here are some tips and suggestions to help you host a Fabulously Frugal Super Bowl Party.
You’ll first need to start by creating a budget and sticking with it. Figure how much you want to spend, create a shopping list and don’t stray off the list no matter how tempting it is. Shopping for food? Check out these Super Bowl Party Printable Coupons
When it comes to the menu, consider doing the following:
- Ask that everyone bring something: It is o.k. to ask everyone to contribute. Make a list of what food you’d like to have at the party. Then, figure out what’s most important and decide if you will handle that and if not, start designating specific items to people on your guest list. If your party won’t be the same without a specific menu item, assign it to the most reliable person attending that way you know they will bring it.
- Focus on appetizers: Not only are they easier to ask guest to bring. It also offers more of a selection to your guests.
- Prepare items instead of buying them pre-made: In most cases you end up spending less money by doing so. Such items include: Bean Dip, Deviled Eggs, Pasta Salads, Deli Platters & Vegetable platters. It’s fairly easy and saves you quite a bit of money.
Save money on Drinks by opting for Soda bottles instead of soda cans because guests end up wasting more soda when dinking from the cans. The same goes for juice and water, buy the bigger bottles instead of individual bottles. Instead of buying ice, consider storing ice away in plastic bags in your freezer starting now (if space allows for it) so that you end up buying less bags of ice or no ice at all.
Furthermore, if you are using plastic cups, have markers available so that people can write their names on it. For the kids, they can use stickers to identify their cups. By doing this, you avoid wasted cups and drinks.
Last but not least, you’ll need some decorations but don’t go overboard. There is no need to spend a lot of money on them either. Go to the Dollar Tree or any dollar store for decoration and tableware or simply buy items in the team colors.
When all is said and done and whether you host or attend a Super Bowl Party, have fun!
Do you have any tips or suggestions for a Frugal Super Bowl party? If so, we’d love to hear about them.
Feel free to contact me at Leanette@TeachMe2Save.com