How to Host a Budget-Friendly Barbecue Bash
What’s a better way to enjoy the summer weather than getting to eat, grill, and celebrate through a barbecue bash? Keep in mind – you don’t need to prepare too much for a barbeque party. Check out these tips below for simple ways to save on your summertime soirée:
- Ask others to chip in.
Consider asking your guests to bring their own beverage, a side dish or even their own camping chair. They’ll most likely be glad to contribute!
- Forgo fancy meats.
Instead of trying to wow your guests with lobster or filet mignon, opt for more affordable options – like hot dogs and hamburgers. These classics can be a whole lot of fun when paired with a spread of toppings and condiments – there’s a reason they’re so popular!
- Purchase in-season produce.
Seasonal fruits and veggies are not only easy on the wallet, but they also boast superior flavor.
- Do your own chopping.
Sure, it’s extremely convenient to buy pre-cut foods, but the added convenience comes with added costs. Save money by doing the chopping at home.
- Go cheap on decorations.
Instead of paying for bouquets for decoration, you can use leafy branches from your yard and them in leftover wine bottles. This is a great way to dress up your table without spending a dime. Otherwise, picking up budget-friendly decorations at your local dollar or discount store is also a great option!