Tips to save money during holiday party season

Tips to save money during holiday party season

Tips to save money during holiday party season (12/2/15)

EDISON - A holiday party usually means a lot of cocktails and food, which can get expensive.

News 12 has a few ideas from CEO of Party Host Helpers Renee Patrone on how to have fun, without it costing a fortune.

Patrone says if you are having a sit-down dinner, don't blow money on holiday plates you can only use once a year. Grab some ones from the dollar store to place under your plates and give a pop of color. Plus, you can reuse them.

When people think of parties, flowers come to mind. So, grab some old ornaments you no longer use, or grab a box from Target and slip them into your vases around the house for some festive color.

Finally, you can purchase affordable wine and champagne glasses at places like Ikea or the dollar store.

You can paint the base with chalkboard paint, give guests chalk and have them write their names and doodle on them.

Missing glasses are always a problem, but this is a wonderful solution. As a parting gift, encourage guests to take them home.

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