Throw a party without spending a fortune with our top tips
Did we mention it’s our 10th anniversary today here at Sun Sunday?
If you have a big occasion to celebrate, here’s how to throw a good old fashioned lap without spending a fortune. . .
STAY IN: Host your party at home instead of paying for a venue. Push furniture aside and clean surfaces to make room or ask your local pub if you can use a room if you spend an agreed amount on alcohol.
DIY DECOR: Check Pinterest for banner and invitation templates you can print at home. Make paper lanterns using the online tutorial at Hobbycraft.com. Find guides for making tissue paper flowers, pom poms and more at FabEveryday.com. Dust off the fairy lights in your Christmas box to add ambiance.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TIME: Avoid inviting guests over for mealtimes when they are hungrier. Aim for 3-5 or after 8 p.m., so you’ll only have to provide appetizers.
HAPPY SNACK: Buy satiating, inexpensive snacks. At Food Warehouse you can get a giant 670g bag of breaded onion rings for £1, a 280g bag of breaded garlic mushrooms for £1, a box of 20 mini chocolate éclairs for £2 and many more favorites.
CHEAP PLONKS: Head to Lidl and Aldi for budget, own-label spirits – no one will notice if it’s in a punch or a cocktail! Ask guests to also bring a beverage of their choice. For major parties, Majestic allows you to return unopened, undamaged wine bottles and beer cartons for a refund. This will save you from wasting money if you order too much. But don’t put any on ice until you’re sure you’re going to drink them, or the labels will be damaged. Rent their glasses and ice buckets for free – you only pay a deposit in case of breakage.
ENTERTAIN ME: The games will get people to mingle. Beer pong is a crowd pleaser and all you need is a few plastic cups and a ping pong ball.
Or sing your heart out with Wowcher’s Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone for just £9.99 instead of the usual £39.99.
- All prices on this page are correct at the time of going to press. Offers and offers are subject to availability.
The business of the day
NISA is offering a £5 freezer deal, including garlic bread from Goodfella, Birds Eye chicken dips, Co-op breaded onion rings, McCain garlic wedges and a tub of Nestlé ice cream Kit Kat.
ASDA is offering Cadbury Crunchy Melt biscuits for £1, up from £1.89.
GET free dough balls when you join the new Pizza Express Club loyalty app.
You can earn perks like free sides, birthday pizzas, and kid’s meals by racking up points when you dine out, order deliveries, or buy the brand’s pizzas at the supermarket.
IMPROVE kitchen utensils? This £235 Le Creuset casserole costs almost ten times as much as Lidl’s new £24.99 dupe – but your cooking can taste just as good with the cheapest one.
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SPEND £40 or more at Morrisons today and get a voucher for 7p a liter of petrol or diesel, by March 6. You won’t qualify if your spend includes certain items like cashback, delivery, dry cleaning, fuel, or gift cards – so buy them separately.
Buy and save
There is now a three for £20 deal on selected wines at Morrisons, including its popular 19 Crimes range, normally £9 a bottle.
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