The big game is coming up Sunday February 5th, and it seems everyone on the planet will be watching this mega sports feat. Held the first Sunday in February the Superbowl is an event like no other, and many like to celebrate by having a party, going to a sports bar or simply making a special dinner. If you’re in the mood to hold a festive gathering below we highlight a few ideas and tips on how to keep it budget friendly.
Whether you’re rooting for the New England Patriots or the San Francisco Giants, create an atmosphere of fun and keep it in the mix by inviting a variety of guests. You can have lots of fun and not break the bank, the tips below will help you to root for your favorite team without hurting your wallet.
1. Reuse Last Years Party Decorations –
The Superbowl is held every year, so if you bought party decorations last year for your house, the TV room, kitchen, etc hopefully you saved many or all of them and can reuse them again this year. If you didn’t save them, start a new tradition to reuse party decor next year. The football themed chip bowl, Superbowl wall stickers, extra plates and napkins, table cloths – all can be saved and reused in 2013. Store the items in a Rubbermaid 18 gallon container and place in basement, attic or garage. Not only will you be eco friendly but you’ll save money too.
2. Potluck On The Food and Snacks –
One of my favorite things to do when I host a party or gathering at my home is to make it a potluck and kindly ask my guests to bring their favorite dish. This could be an appetizer, entree or dessert item. They choose whatever they wish to bring. You make sure that you have enough drinks, ice, napkins, plates, etc. Not only is this a great way to save money but is loads of fun as well, with a good mix of guests you will have quite the table filled buffet for all guests to enjoy and feast on. You can also theme it, and make it Mexican, Italian, Chinese or you can ask everyone to bring only appetizers and so on.
3. Make Dollar Tree Your New BFF –
There are dollar stores and then there’s Dollar Tree. This is the store where everything is one buck, others sell at a variety of price ranges not just a dollar. You can stock up on cheese, chips, salsa, forks and knives, water, pop and more all for a tidy sum. Find your nearest Dollar Tree by visiting their website and then type in your zip code. They have many locations, have great hours and an excellent selection of inventory including some food items. In this recession, Dollar Tree is your new BFF that will save you buckets load of money.
Enjoy the game Sunday, we hope our tips above have helped you in planning for a fun and inexpensive Superbowl party. May the best team win.
Guest post by: Missy who runs a fuel card comparison site and loves to write eco friendly and frugal living tips.