Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thrifty Party Ideas



On Sunday we had some friends over
to watch the Super Bowl. This is the
party I try to do on a budget. Because
one can get carried away thinking they
need all things Super Bowl. For decorations,
I used items from previous parties that I
keep from year to year. Unused napkins,
confetti, serving dishes, tablecloths, plates, 
plastic ware and football cutouts.

On our wedge I placed small footbal serving
dishes to hold peanuts and M & M's and small
napkins to use with the snacks and drink spills.
In my tray I just put two napkins that looked
like a football field and then I sprinkled on
(new ) metallic confetti.




For table coverings I used two table cloths
that I had saved and they just happened to
match the colors of both teams. They are
folded in half and placed side by side then
I used the napkins that looked like referee
shirts.





I used plates and napkins that I had. I did buy
one package of napkins that had footballs on
them. I also used football cutouts, confetti
(old and new) plus curly ribbon. I did buy these
and then cut them apart to use on the table and
the wedge.
We had finger foods so I didn't use much of my
saved plastic ware, I did use three red spoon I
had and them for dessert I got out some plastic
forks.




Table is set and ready to go!  More party pics soon.

So basically I purchased :

New confetti
One package of napkins
Two different curly ribbons

As I mentioned earlier, everything else was
saved from other parties. I find this to be
THE BEST way to have a party without
spending alot! If you are going with a specific
theme ALWAYS check to see what you have
left over from past party and then supplement
with purchased items.


~Keep on Dreaming~

6 comments:

  1. Great thinking Melinda! I always shop for napkins and such AFTER the event. Then I have them for the following year!

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  2. Your table looks so cute! I'm putting Valentine things together that were bought last year. I am also finding that some plain red Christmas things work just fine.

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  3. Cute table display for the big game! I am TERRIBLE about checking my paper products supplies before purchasing for a new party. But, I am really good about using up the old paper products in the kids' lunch boxes! Benjamin, especially, loves to take his own plastic fork/spoon to school in his lunch box rather than using the cafeteria sporks. He's quirky that way! LOL Anyway, I do end up using up my leftover stuff that way.

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  4. That's cool, Melissa, and heck, let's face it - they are all interested in the food, anyway. ha ha Why don't you put some of these cool posts you do on my linky party What to Do Weekends? I'd love that.

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/what-to-do-weekends-5.html

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  5. It's good to use up the leftover bits of paper goods. When my kids were teenagers, they would usually use up any leftover plates, cups napkins for snacks when friends came to "hang out" and play games. But now that the kids aren't here very often, it's a different story. I will need to have a "use it up" party!

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