Once in a while, we get people coming in who are eager to throw a big party to celebrate an event. At the same time, they’re not so big on the budget. Tight budgets aren’t unusual in our line of work, and over the years we’ve gotten very good at helping people make the most of what money they have.
Surprisingly, budgeting for a party can be financially responsible. If you’re looking to find other ways to become financially responsible, we recommend looking up www.thefinancialadvisorsperth.com.au for advice.
One thing to keep in mind is to use simpler invitations. Unless you have a formal, RSVP event or a wedding, you can spend less money on the invites. Maybe even go digital.
Unless you are trying to impress or are hosting a formal event, cheaper fare is good. In fact, most people would enjoy pizza and pasta as food at a party over anything fancy. Our catering service is reasonably costed but doesn’t sacrifice taste.
Our most frequent advice for drinks is to choose a “theme” for it. Give a specific drink, one that’s not going to break the bank, as the beverage of choice. This removes variety but does make it easier to pick a budget option. Just be sure to offer alternatives for designated drivers and non-drinkers.
Decor doesn’t have to be expensive, either. For something like a family Christmas party or reunion, you don’t need to break out the fancy decorations. Just whatever works or what’s seasonal and already there will do.
One way to cut costs is to prepare for the post-party clean-up before the guests arrive. Designate areas where no one is allowed to go and make sure those rooms are locked. Have cleaning supplies ready once the guests leave, including bins for the rubbish.
Budgeting for a party can get crazy, but it doesn’t have to be a big financial issue.