Friday, April 22, 2011
How to Throw a Budget on a Shower: Step #5
5. Use What You Have
I opted out of buying paper products and used what I had, except for the napkins.
I used cream mugs that I already had. I didn’t have enough so my mom brought some of her neutral mugs. I used a a carafe from my mom and one from my mother-in-law for coffee and hot water.
I have glass plates that are hand painted with flowers on them. They went great with the “Love in Bloom” theme I had going. I also used my real silverware. I wrapped them up in some paper napkins and made a little paper napkin rings to keep the paisley thing going.
Depending on the size of your party you may not have enough things on hand, but maybe a friend would loan some stuff to you. I borrowed a few things and it all worked out nicely.
My total expense was only $1.50 for paper products. If I had bought cute plates, Styrofoam cups, and decent plastic silverware I would have spent around $15.00.
That is a big savings!
Now I want to hear from you...don't be shy!
What are your tips for saving money when throwing parties?