St. Patrick’s Day on a Budget


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Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day party this year, but trying to be conscious of your budget? We’re not Irish but we love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day; Corned Beef & Cabbage is one of our favorite meals! While it seems like hosting a fun holiday party has to be expensive, that isn’t always the case and there are great ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without the hurting wallet this year! Check out some of these money saving tips below.

Shop at the dollar store.
The dollar store is a great place to shop for any holiday but especially the little fun ones like St. Patrick’s Day! You can find tons of cute themed decorations for only a dollar and you’ll even find some great little party favors, too! Getting all of this at the dollar store versus a big box store can save you tons of money for your St. Patrick’s Day party, allowing you to splurge elsewhere!

Have a potluck!
Having a potluck is a great way for everyone to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. They can bring something they know they’ll like, and it takes a lot of the financial burden off of you. This way, you can focus on the main part of the meal and the rest is up to your guests! It helps save quite a bit of money, time, and you get to see your friends and family show off their cooking skills!

Recycle!
Did you have an awesome St. Patrick’s Day party last year? Recycle some of the decorations and party favors if you still have them. Nobody will remember them from last year and you can even upgrade them with a little DIY if you wish!

Plan activities that don’t cost much!
You definitely want to have activities at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration but don’t want to spend too much on them! If you already have things like corn hole, you could set that up as a game for everyone to play. Don’t rule out card games either because most people enjoy card games! You could set up some poker, or even play some classic card games like crazy eights or go fish!

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which areas to splurge in for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Whether you choose to spend it on food, games, or decorations is entirely up to you! The most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy the company of your guests!

Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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