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Christmas is quickly approaching, and what’s a great way to get everyone together for the holidays when you have a break from work? Throw a casual yet fun holiday party for your close friends and family! Hosting any kind of event can get pricey, but not to worry ladies I have some tips and tricks to make the season much easier.

First things first: Who will be invited? It’s no secret that the less people you invite, the less money you’ll have to spend/less work you have to do! A simple way to invite your desired guests is through emailing– use cute and creative fonts and colors to spice up your Evite.

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Secondly: What kind of edibles and beverages will you serve? Well, it depends on what time of day. A brunch or dessert party will save you money on expensive entrees and appetizers. Brunch could involve a simple pancake bar with various toppings and fun fruit additions.

A dessert party is also doable– you can score deals on brownie mix, cookie dough, or cake mix and make several goodies!

TIP: Always accept offers from people who ask “Can I bring a dish?” You can make a list of what your guests say they’re bringing, and even ask your family to help with food or your friends for their favorite wine to share within the invite!

You should pick a specialty drink such as mimosas! You can get inexpensive store brand orange juice and pick up a few bottles of Andre at the same time. By picking a signature drink, you don't have to spend money on different types of alcohol and just stick to one.
You should pick a specialty drink such as mimosas! You can get inexpensive store brand orange juice and pick up a few bottles of Andre at the same time. By picking a signature drink, you don’t have to spend money on different types of alcohol and just stick to one.

Lastly: give your place the right look. There are many stores to go to for cheap materials and decoration that are nice looking (try Target’s $1 Box!). Look around your house for things to  craft up, and also ask your parents about stuff they may have– you don’t have to spend a dime!

TIP: Keep everything in one color scheme! A “winter wonderland white” is simple and classy.

Goodwill (donating gets you a 20% off coupon!) always has homey decorations for good prices . There’s a whole section for kitchen items including glass cupcake stands and cute holiday platters. Spice up some dollar tree ornaments and candles with some glitter or spray paint and place these items all around the room. Add twinkling Christmas lights!

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TIP: Keep track of craft supplies you already have, and refrain from buying an excessive amount of other supplies. Some things cost less to buy already made!

Pinterest inspiration:

P.S.: score a Michael’s coupon with your email address!

http://www.michaels.com/coupons?cm_mmc=EMAIL-_-1113PinterestParty-_-40AORPI-_-coupon1
Go get yours!

Happy hosting!

kayla

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