The holiday season is closer than you think and if you celebrate Christmas, you know that there’s a lot to do before the lights go up. You’re the host to the yearly Christmas party!
This is the perfect time to start hunting for Christmas party supplies, snacks, and gifts. After all, don’t you want to get ahead of that pesky holiday rush?
Even if you already know how to plan for a Christmas party, that doesn’t help your budget. That’s why we’re here. Keep reading to learn all about what you need to make and buy next time you’re hosting a Christmas party on a budget.
1. Decor That Lasts
There are some things that are going to be more expensive, but try not to get sticker shock. When you want something that’s going to be usable as the years go by, it’s a good idea to spend a bit of extra money.
It seems like a lot right now, but when you have a Christmas party every year, the cost doesn’t matter as much. After all, you won’t have to buy these things more than once.
This is a great time to head to the store (online or brick-and-mortar) to pick up things like lighted candy canes, a good artificial tree, and fun inflatables. If you can’t buy everything all at once, consider making it a yearly tradition.
2. String Lights
We couldn’t talk about affordable Christmas party supplies without talking about string lights. They’re not just for your tree and the outside of your home. We love the look of string lights hanging around the entire home.
Consider getting a string light curtain.
These are available on popular shopping sites, like Amazon. You can hang them on your wall and they drape down. They make great backgrounds for Christmas photos!
3. DIY Ornaments
What’s Christmas without a few DIY ornaments? Not only do they make great decorations and gifts, but you can also turn them into a party activity.
There are a few ways to do this. You can buy crafting supplies and have a complete DIY session, or you can buy pre-made ceramic or clay ornaments that you can paint. Either way, these ornaments are a lot of fun and they won’t cost you a fortune.
4. Paper Chains
Paper chains are the ultimate affordable DIY Christmas decorations. Sure, they won’t last a lifetime, but making them is fun and easy. You can even do it with kids if you have them.
To make paper chains, take pieces of red, green, and white construction paper and cut them into strips. Make the first strip into a circle and connect the two ends with either a staple or tape. Keep linking the rest of the strips into circles so they look like a chain.
If you’re feeling really festive, cut wrapping paper into strips instead. You’ll want to fold each strip “hotdog style” before you link them so they’re stronger and have fun decorations on both sides.
Try These Fun and Affordable Christmas Party Supplies
From decor to activities, these Christmas party supplies won’t break the bank. Whether you’re buying a decorative piece that will last for the Christmases to come or you’re turning DIY decorations into a fun activity, at least one of these ideas is sure to inspire your party planning!
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