Save BIG on your Super Bowl Party


The big game is just a few days away, and many football fans across the country are preparing to throw their annual Super Bowl party. Delicious food, close friends and your favorite beverages are a staple of every successful party – but who wants to spend an arm and a leg?

Throwing a party for your friends and family doesn’t mean emptying your wallet. Follow these tips to help you save big on your Super Bowl party this year.

Football PartySet Your Budget                                  

Setting a budget is the first step to not over-spending on a party. Figure out how many people will be attending and make sure you have enough food and drinks for everyone, without breaking the bank. This planning process will also give you a chance to check out local deals and coupons that can stretch your dollar even further. If you’re throwing a party for a large group of people and you’re a member of a wholesale club like Sam’s Club or Costco, you might save significantly by purchasing your items here.

 

Skip the Party Trays

There’s no shortage of pre-made party trays in your local supermarket. They typically contain a selection of meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit and veggies. Party trays can save you time in food preparation, but you’re going to pay for it. You can save money by creating your own party tray of your favorite finger foods. This also gives you a chance to be creative with your food selection in case you have guests with special dietary preferences.

Make it a Potluck or BYOB

Football SpreadPeople love potlucks. If you provide a main course like brisket or hotdogs and hamburgers, ask your guests to bring appetizers and side dishes. Chances are they will be happy to showcase some of their favorite dips and sides. This will also help with the post-party cleanup, as you will likely have less dishes to wash.

It can become expensive buying beverages for an entire party. Most likely, your guests have a preference of beer, wine, soda or cocktails, so ask them to bring their favorite beverages. Let them know ahead of time that you will provide plenty of ice and cups for your guests to use.

Don’t Forget the Dollar Store

The dollar store can also be a good place to purchase items at a discounted price with many other party supplies. Plastic silverware, plates, serving utensils, plastic cups and napkins are available at discounted prices. You may even come across some festive decorations to spice things up a bit.

The Super Bowl is an American tradition that is now in its 50th year. What better time to invite your friends and family over for an afternoon of fun. Make sure your party is a winner, without penalizing your bank account.

 

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