A graduation is a huge event in someone’s life. That doesn’t mean you need to throw a party that costs thousands. In fact, you can have a great party for a reasonable budget. Whether you start at your local Dollar Tree or encourage others to bring a dish, you can throw a graduation party on a budget.
Shop the Dollar Tree
The Dollar Tree has so many cute graduation items. You can find plates, napkins, hats, sunglasses, balloons, and much more. You can even find colored plates to mix in with the graduation plates to represent the school colors. This can save you so much money. You can even build a basket of graduation themed items. The store has mugs, tumblers, and more.
Hands down, pizza is an affordable option for a graduation party. Not to mention that most graduates love pizza. You can get pizzas for as little as $5 each. You’re going to be hard pressed to feed a crowd for less than that without doing a lot of work. You may even want to call around and ask managers if there’s a better deal when placing a huge order.
Make Your Own Trays
Instead of paying a fortune for food trays, make your own. You can easily cut fruit, vegetables, cheese, and meat and save a ton of money. You can find plastic food trays to serve the food in at the Dollar Tree. You can also make trays with mini cupcakes, donuts, and other small desserts. Just have fun with it.
Do a Potluck
Get together with the parents of your child’s friends and throw a huge party together. Everyone can be in charge of a different dish or expense. One person could do the fruit and vegetable trays, another could order pizzas, etc. Or, each person could bring a dish.
Keep It Simple
Yes, this is a big moment in your child’s life, but it doesn’t have to be extravagant. Think of ways to make the day special but do so in a manner that you can afford. If you’re already giving your child a present for graduating, let this be a small affair with a few close friends.
A graduation party doesn’t have to be expensive. There are so many ways to save money. Whether you order $5 pizzas or strive to keep it simple, you can throw a graduation party on a budget.