Hosting parties can be so much fun, but, between decorating and providing food and drink, it can get expensive. Don’t let expense keep you from enjoying a holiday party with all of your friends this Christmas season. With these budget friendly DIY projects, you can share holiday cheer and keep loved ones near with a party that doesn’t empty your wallet. I once threw a dinner party for a group of friends with fancy table clothes and multiple courses—I even made everyone dress up for the occasion. I kept expenses low by using my parents’ money to buy all the food (the perks of being a high schooler and utterly dependent on your loving parents for financial support). If you’re like me and no longer have that option, worry not; these DIY party ideas are here to help.
Below, you’ll find Christmas recipes for food and drink, as well as craft projects to help decorate and bring the Christmas spirit into your home. Create a beautiful centerpiece that no one will know was a dollar store project. Set up a serve-yourself hot chocolate bar that everyone will love. Don’t forget to have plenty of sweets and snacks for your guests to munch on while they mingle. These DIY projects will help you throw a party everyone will love at a price no one would expect.