Saturday, December 10, 2011

How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve On A Budget And Have Lots Of Fun!

Note: Today’s guest post is by Ryan, who writes over at Your Personal Finance 101

The New Year is fast approaching and you need to make a lot of preparations from the very beginning. New Year’s Eve is one of the most special occasions where you bid good bye to the past year and start with the New Year. With the New Year come the resolutions and also certain promises that you make to yourself. Why not start your new year on a budget!

Check out the ways you can celebrate your New Year’s Eve on a budget and have fun:
  1. Shop at cheap stores: If you want to throw a party on a budget and still enjoy it, you can start off by purchasing decorating items from cheaper stores such as the Dollar Store, Grocery Stores, K-Mart, or Wal-Mart which have a variety of decorations at cheap prices. You can also make use of any left over Christmas decorations.
  1. Simple food and drinks: Home-made food is the best way to make people feel at home. Since it’s a festive season, ask your relatives and friends to help you make the food. Parties are incomplete without the drinks. You can keep both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Keep a limited supply to avoid unnecessary costs. For example, have 6 servings from a bottle of champagne and 5 servings from a bottle of wine. Other beverages can be fruit punch or other fruit juices.
  1. Party ambience: You have the decorations, the food and drinks. What else makes a party complete. It’s the ambience you create for the people. That can be done by putting on some music that matches the theme of your party. You can do a colorful party theme. Try a “home-made clothes” theme where the guests have to wear something they have made themselves. This way, you can save your money as well as your guests’. You can make a hat and/or accessories on your own which can be both interesting and a money saver. Having a theme party can be a lovely way to enjoy yourself and you can easily do it on a budget.

What are some money saving tips that you plan to use this New Year?

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