When throwing a party, it’s normal to want to make it the best party possible. But the reality is such that today it will be rather expensive, even if you don’t go for something crazy, like the construction of installments worth $100,000 or more.
This, however, doesn’t change the fact that the majority of people would go for such extravagance if given a chance. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to impress your guests. You can do that easily by using a few clever tricks.
- Choose your music wisely
Today you don’t really need to hire a DJ or a string quartet to set the mood for your party. Any music player or even your smartphone connected to good speakers will do. And you can find amazingly versatile music for free.
Use Soundcloud or similar platforms to create a soundtrack that will fit your theme perfectly. Note that you’ll need to use two types of music, one that will play for ambiance, barely heard throughout the night, but there. The other is the music you’ll play during games or dancing.
Music is an extremely powerful tool for setting the mood. This means that by providing the right kind of soundtrack, you might make your guests perceive the minimalistic design of your venue as a sign of class instead of budget limitations.
- Prioritize right when developing your party budget
You may not be able to afford luxury in every element of your party, but you can easily create the illusion of it if the center elements of the event are luxurious. This means that what budget you have, you must use wisely to create the best setting.
Luckily, minimalism and elegance are in-style now, so you will be able to cut down on decorations providing only a few of tasteful pieces that fit your theme.
Note that many people are trying to find a venue decorated in a way they like. However, you definitely shouldn’t waste your money this way. Instead, you can hire a cheaper venue and make it look like you want. Find an affordable party furniture rental because furniture is what will determine how impressive your event is. It’s the most “prominent” thing that everyone is sure to notice and evaluate for comfort on top of the design.
The next in your list of priorities should be glassware, after all, you can’t have a luxury party without fancy glasses. Plates and the rest of tableware should follow. Even if you can’t afford to rent luxurious pieces, you should invest in elegant ones with minimal design on them. Such tableware will create the illusion of affluence.
Finally, with the setting all prepared, your next priority should be food. Time your party right after dinner to have a legitimate excuse for reducing your catering bill. If you need to provide a meal, go for something affordable and filling, like pasta.
- Play with the lighting
Much like music and furniture, lighting can help you create an illusion of luxury. In fact, by placing your lighting strategically, you will be able to hide or bring some parts of the décor to the fore. This means that lighting is your tool for guiding guests what to watch. The fact that it allows you to present any subject from the most favorable angle is another bonus.
If you are aiming for luxury, you should invest in renting a crystal chandelier. Few things create a better setting for opulence than this particular piece. You should also use a lot of candlelight. It will help you create a relaxed and atmosphere, as well as to hide anything you don’t want your guests paying too much attention to.
As you can see, throwing a party on a budget is all about strategizing. Research your options and compare costs for every step of your plan.