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If you want to talk about throwing football parties on a budget, I’m your girl. Throwing parties can get so expensive, which is why I wanted to share my tips for throwing a football party on a budget. It is possible to keep money in your wallet and feed all your guests. You just need to know all the right tips.
Make everything yourself
One way to throw a football party on a budget is to make everything yourself. It is amazing how much it can add up when you are paying for the convenience of delivery. Skip the delivery and focus on making everything you can yourself. Trust me, this will save you a ton of money in the long run.
Have guests bring something
I'm a control freak. In the past, whenever someone offered to bring something, I would say “no thanks, I've got it covered”. This year, I plan on giving up some of that control and letting guests help! No one ever minds grabbing a bag of chips, bottle of soda, ice, some cookies, or paper products. Let them help and it keeps money in your wallet!
Keep things simple
Just because you are throwing a football party, it doesn’t mean you should spend a ton of money. In my experience, keeping things simple really can help you keep things on budget. Skip serving a whole meal and only serve appetizers. Serve water instead of soda.
Stay under your budget
Throwing a football party on a budget means you need to try to stay under your budget. I like to see how much money I have to spend on the football party. The best way for me to stay under budget is to head to Save-A-Lot. Find your local store: https://goo.gl/xuQiow. Their everyday low prices are amazing at up to 40% less! Look for a coupon in your local ad (*at participating stores).
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I picked up everything I need for a gigantic pot of chili for under $20 (prices may vary by location).
Cut up your own food
Remember earlier when I said skip delivery, well, also skip the pre-cut-up foods. Do you know how much you get charged for the convenience of pre-cut-up foods? Cut up veggies and fruits yourself and you will save a ton of money. I understand it is time consuming, but that is why it is wise to manage your time well when you are planning a football party on a budget!
Have fun with it
Just because you’re on a budget, it doesn’t mean you are destined to a boring party. You can really have fun with a party, just by being creative. When I decorate for parties, I always try and use what I have. Pinterest is a great resource for making your own football party décor.
Grab our free printable football popcorn boxes and fill them with fun snacks for the game!
Serve double Duty Foods
Make something that can be used in a few ways. Taco meat and chili are both great for this. You can serve them over chips for some nachos, over fries, in bowls, on top of salad, in little individual cups. I think this helps get you the most bang for your buck.
Just sit out your slow cooker full of the main dish and then set out your chips, cheese, lettuce, tortillas, fries, sour cream, and any other toppings you can think of. It will be like you're serving more food!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 (14-16 oz) cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 large (24 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 2 (15 oz) cans light red kidney beans
- 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans
- 1 green pepper, large diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
- Brown ground beef.
- Add everything to slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
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Do you plan on throwing a football party this year? What tips do you have for someone on a budget?