Throwing a party this weekend? It’s almost 2012, but you can party like it’s 1999 if you plan wisely.
Be the hostess who saves the mostest––make your New Year’s Eve party expenses “so 13 years ago” with these five money-savvy ideas:
- Provide stickers, markers and a poster board where guests can write down their New Year’s resolutions. It’s an inexpensive way to get the conversations started.
- Jazz up paper napkins with silver and gold pipe cleaners molded into shiny napkin rings. Go to Coupons.com to save $1 on Vanity Fair napkins.
- Beef up dinner with steak, but balance quality with affordability. Only 2% of beef is Prime, the most expensive grade. Next is Choice, then Select.
- Go for a dip––chocolate fondue is easy and fun. Provide bite-sized options like strawberries, bananas, graham crackers, marshmallows, cheesecake and pound cake.
- Get the most mileage out of your bubbly with champagne cocktails. Or consider a low-cost alternative like Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine. Reserve the good stuff for a fancy, schmancy New Year’s toast.
Cheers to a festive celebration and a money-saving New Year!