Friday 27 November 2015

Party Planning On A Budget!

Tomorrow is my 21st birthday! 
t w e n t y - f r e a k i n g - o n e !
As you probably know, I'm a student and doing things on a budget is a regular occurrence in my current lifestyle. So, when it came to deciding what to do for my birthday I knew it had to be within a budget! Being me, I wanted a full on party where I could celebrate with all of my friends and family and drink and dance the night away!

So here are some of my tips to planning a party on a budget!

- Look for free venues! I was surprised to see that here in Brighton, there were a number of lovely venues that were free to hire! Some venues allowed me to hire a section for my party with a limited number, some venues let you hire the whole thing and some venues, obviously do charge to hire the space. The price of venues can vary massively, so do your research.

- Start Early! I cant stress this one enough! I missed out on a few great venues because I started my search that little too late, especially as my birthday is right at the start of christmas party season.

- Decorations. I suggest looking on Ebay and Etsy before you go to your local party shop. You can get lovely decorations for a lot cheaper online. I ordered these from Ebay and had them delivered to my local Argos. Simple, easy and fuss free and they look really pretty. I also found some beautiful decorations in the Oliver Bonas sale, they were such a steal!

- You don't want hungry guests! This was where the money started to tot up unfortunately. If you're using a venue (which if you're a student is likely, student flats aren't ideal for fancy parties!) they would either want you to buy food off their menu or not to have any. My venue serves Indian Street food, I asked the venue what the best food for group was on their menu, luckily they had some platters that were ideal for sharing. I've ordered a number of those to have on the tables, as I didn't want to provide nothing. This way you've given your some little bites, but they can order more food at the bar if they're hungry!

Have you got anymore tips for party planning on a budget?
Let me know!



  1. So lovely post on party planning in a budget. I need to organize an outdoor party so these tips would be very helpful. I visited lots of event space San Francisco venue to book the best for my sister’s bachelorette party. All the venues were so pretty as well as quite inexpensive. I might book one of them soon!!

    1. Ah thank you so much! Definitely do it, get in there early! xx


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