Look, I get it: You’re ashamed to have people over. Your microwave has been broken since 2016 (reader, mine has been). Your floors are warped. Your dog sheds. You don’t have enough chairs. Plus, you’re not sure how you can afford party food and drinks when you can’t even spare the money to get your tires fixed. Frivolous stuff like this can wait, right?
Except it can’t. Think about the last time you saw some of your friends — I mean really saw them, not texted or liked their pictures of lunch on Instagram, but saw them. When was the last time you got your friends together, introduced them to one another, and took a break to enjoy their company in your own home?
Frankly, you can’t afford not to do that.
When was the last time you got your friends together, introduced them to one another, and took a break to enjoy their company in your own home?
Frankly, you can’t afford not to do that
I’ve been where you are — quite recently, in fact. At some point I gave up trying to host parties altogether because I knew we didn’t have the money to “do it right” — with tons of great food, colorful party goods, free-flowing beverages, awesome music, and perhaps most of all, a flawless home.
But you know what? Your friends need you, and you need them. Especially these days, people need to be together, play, laugh, talk, complain, and eat good food.
Don’t wait to get rich. Get rich in friendship.
Here’s how to throw a great party on a broke-ass budget.
It’s been said that you can have either money or time, but not both. I don’t know if that’s true for the one percenters with nose-bleed high passive incomes from investments, but it’s true for the rest of us. It’s especially true for entertaining: if you have no money, you have to take time.
To throw a successful party inexpensively, give yourself at least a month to plan. If you will be providing most of the food and drink…