Throw a fantastic bash on a budget

The gloom and doom surrounding us all would take the excitement out of even the most festive occasions. This lagging economy is reminiscent of the post 9/11 period where people decided to entertain at home more, keeping the guest list to those they really wanted to entertain, cutting out lavish extras and spending smart without going overboard. So can you throw a real bash on a budget even if you're feeling the squeeze? Absolutely!


So how do you still have fun planning your next event without breaking the bank?

  1. Think multi-purpose - make every aspect of your event work double time.
  2. Create edible centerpieces (individual sweets on a pedestal in the middle of each table double as décor and dessert).
  3. Use chalkboard paint on wooden napkin rings or pots to do double duty as place cards.
  4. Invest in some cylindrical vases to use for flowers, as buffet risers, to hold décor and other party necessities.
  5. Create an inspiration board for your party to collect and organize thoughts as well as build tons of excitement.
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About Marley Majcher:
Marley Majcher has a business degree from Georgetown University, went to cooking school in France and travels all over the world seeking inspiration for her L.A. based catering and event planning company, The Party Goddess! Projects/Clients include the opening of the Hollywood Bowl, Critics' Choice Awards and Snoop Dogg's Vow Renewal. Marley has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, on HGTV, MTV, E! Channel and a host of other media outlets.

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