Cheap And Easy Party Food – Throw A Great Party Without Spending A Fortune
When you are planning a party, one of the biggest expenses is food. When throwing a party, you do not have to purchase expensive appetizers or beverages to throw an awesome party. Trust me, I know! I am a cheapie and throw some awesome parties. All it takes is a little imagination and some effort and your party will be amazing. Here are a few simple tips to help you throw a great party without spending a fortune! Check out my cheap and easy party food ideas.
Have a potluck
Having guest prepare their favorite dish to share with others attending the party. A potluck is super fun and you will end up with an interesting assortment of dishes for your spread. You can also make a suggestion to those coming to the party as to what type of dish they can bring, such as a dessert, vegetable or even a salad.
Finger foods are fun
Finger foods are always fun! Small sandwiches, dips, chips and even vegetable trays are very inexpensive and you will not have to bother with place settings and bringing out the good china. Supply some napkins and maybe even some small paper plates. Then your guests can serve themselves from the wide assortment of finger foods.
Back to basics
You can never go wrong with fruit and cheese! These are not only excellent choices for casual parties but they don’t require a fancy dancy place setting. Get fresh fruit that is in season, which is the best time to get great deals too, plus a variety of different cheeses, some crackers and even some olives and nuts. Now that is a good spread!
If you are having a fancy dancy party, spaghetti is a classic dish that is quick and easy to make and doesn’t cost a fortune to make a big serving. Pair it with al garlic bread and a salad and you are done!
Thrifty Thirst Quenchers
When it comes to what to drink, two-liter soft drinks and bottled water are inexpensive and very easy to serve.All you have to do is have ice and cups and your guests can serve themselves. Also, you can get the concentrated juice and serve to guests. I like to mix a few different flavors for a unique style punch.
Your party does not have to cost a lot of money to be a huge success. Follow my cheap and easy party food ideas and you will save a ton on your next event. Look for sales on the foods and beverages you choose and plan ahead so you will have time to shop around be fore you buy.