4 Tips for Hosting a Backyard Party on a Budget

Summer backyard party
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With Memorial Day Weekend arriving this weekend and July 4 just around the corner, chances are you’re going to be having a lot of summer backyard parties. Not only are they great for national holidays, they’re the perfect way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and weddings. But they can end up costing tons of money if you’re not careful. No matter the size of your backyard party, these tips will help you save money while still having a great gettogether.

Stick with Simple DIY Decor

Keep your decor simple and stick with flowers, colorfol throw pillows, or DIY decor. Head to the dollar store for some cheap decorations.

Have People Bring Their Own Drinks

There’s nothing wrong with asking people to B.Y.O.B, especially when you consider how expensive alcohol can be. This way people can have the drinks they like and you won’t be stuck spending tons on booze.

Make Your Own Platters

Pre-sliced fruit and veggie platters save time, but they’re really overpriced. You can cut your own and serve them with homemade dips.

Host a Potluck

Have a potluck, which means everyone will bring a dish. This will help you save money and time from cooking.