Throw a Great Holiday Party on a Budget

Do you want to host a holiday party without breaking the bank? There are number of inexpensive ways to make a great impression without the added financial stress. With some creativity and ingenuity, you can cut costs by implementing resourceful shopping strategies to your invitation, food, beverage, and décor purchases. Here are some simple ways to spruce up your holiday party without overspending.

Keep Invitations Simple

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If you know your guests well and your party is less formal, as an alternative to sending expensive card stock invitations, consider emailing invitations instead. Sites like allow you to effortlessly manage your invitations and RSVPs at little or no cost.

If emailing invites seems too informal for you, craft a postcard that can be printed at home and sent in the mail. has over a million stock images or lets you upload your personal photos. Plenty of pictures are available for free, and their premium images are priced at a $1 each. It only costs you $0.34 to mail each postcard, which is less than a letter, and you’ll also save money by not having to use envelopes.

Skip the Big Meal

Light menus and Hors d'oeuvres are a great way to have a variety of food without having to front the cost of an expensive sit-down meal. Ask your friends and family what their favorite snacks are and discuss these items with your event planner. Even the simplest ingredients can be presented in a way that’s both fun and appetizing. Little details make a big difference and guests will appreciate the effort that’s been put into the food’s presentation.

Offer a Signature Drink

Trying to stock different liquors for a group of people is expensive. Instead, serve a signature cocktail that requires one or two different spirits, a mixer, and a simple garnish. A bowl of punch, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic, is also a great, low-cost way to provide a delicious drink. There are so many recipes; you’re sure to find one to fit both your theme and your budget. Add a few containers of coffee and some cucumber water, and you’ll have everything needed to quench your guests thirst.


Looking for a venue to host your holiday party? Contact Heathrow Legacy Club and speak with one of our event coordinators who can work with you to customize an exceptional celebration that works with your budget. Call us at 407-562-0170 or email us at for more information and to book your event.