With Memorial Day quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the party you’ll throw. If you’re low on time or money, don’t worry – you can still throw a bash on a budget! Keep reading to learn more.
Memorial Day, along with remembering the sacrifice made by members of the armed forces, marks the unofficial beginning of summer. To celebrate this momentous occasion, many people opt to throw a huge outdoor party. Memorial Day parties are a lot of fun, but they can be a little bit expensive and take a long time to plan. If you don’t have the luxury of either two resources, you can still throw a great party that your friends and family will love. Just follow our steps below!
Location, Location, Location
First off, you need to decide where you’re going to have your party. To reduce costs and finish this step quickly, we recommend hosting the party at your house as opposed to renting out an event space or restaurant. Since Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season, you should take advantage of the weather and soak up the sun by having the party right in your backyard.
Decorating your event space can be as easy as you’d like, but it’s important to decide with a scheme that will fit into the vibe of the event. If you want to throw a party that’s more laid back, you can hang up some simple party decorations like streamers or balloons that you purchased from a general store for cheap. If you want your party to be a little fancier, we recommend that you skip the store-bought decorations all together and use your existing outdoor furniture and decor items to set the scene.
Don’t Forget About Food and Beverages!
The food and drink you serve are going to take the brunt of the budget of your party, so make sure that the things that you have can go a long way. To ensure that happens, we recommend that you have a potluck theme to your party so you don’t have to provide the majority of the food. Also, for the food you do opt to provide, it’s always a good idea to make large portions of something shareable. Punches, casseroles, and stews tend to be huge hits at parties, so be sure to find a great, low-cost recipe.
It may sound cliche, but we are huge believers in things working out the way they are supposed to, including parties. Having a solid plan under your belt will help things along, but if you have a great location, simple decorations, and a lot of food and drinks to go around, it’s likely your party will be a success. Don’t stress out too much worrying about the small stuff. Figure out the big things and everything will likely fall into place, which will free your time up to have fun at your Memorial Day party.