The Big Game weekend is one of the most popular times of the year to get together with friends and enjoy watching two teams battle it out to become the champions. Since this is the Big Game, why don’t you step up your usual routine and make your party memorable?
To make it even better, I’ll share some tips on how you can save money on supplies, making it an even bigger win (no matter which teams come out on top).
The (Food) Blitz
The foundation of any good party, whether it’s for the Big Game or not, is the food. When you’re watching the TV for every play, it pays to have plenty of easy to manage snacks around. While you can pay to have some pre-made and/or frozen ones, they usually cost a bit more and they are typically not that great or original.
The best way to save money on your party without looking cheap is by preparing your meals ahead of time. That doesn’t mean you have to cook everything from scratch or that you have to slave for hours in the kitchen, but it does mean you need a game plan and some spots to shop to get the best deals.
Depending on the size of your get together, you may find that buying in bulk will save you a significant amount of money. Warehouse clubs can have fantastic deals on your ingredients. Just make sure you pick them up before the game rush so you avoid the crowds.
We’re all about making finances fun, so why not score a touchdown with your guests by serving these awesome snacks and drinks?
- Bring-Home-The-Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Cheese & Refondue
- InvestMint Blackberry Juleps
- Sweet & Save-ory Cheesecake
By the way, if you don’t have time to refill your stash, here’s a list of popular cocktails to create based on what you have in the house.
Covering Your Zone – Decorating on a Budget
Set the tone for your game day party by decorating your place to show who you’re rooting for. Pinterest has quickly become my go to spot to find creative and affordable ways to spruce things up. Besides giving me some fantastic ideas, I also love that many pinners also share printable designs so all you need to do is make sure that your ink levels are fine and you’re good to go.
For the more elaborate decorations, you should check your local arts and crafts store to get most of the material you need. It’s typically much cheaper than the party stores and you can usually avoid the frantic crowds.
Your Big Game Party
What have been some of your favorite Big Game parties and why? Which team do you want to win this Sunday?