Tips to Save Money on Party Supplies
If you want to save money on party supplies, don't wait until the week before the party to buy them. Instead, always keep in mind your future party needs and shop seasonal clearance. I have a plastic tub in one of my closets that holds party supplies. After major holidays like Christmas or Easter, I shop the seasonal aisle and buy napkins, cups, utensils and plates at a fraction of their usual cost. They then go in the tub for future use.
I make the seasonal sales work by buying things that don't say Christmas or Easter on them. For example, this past April I picked up blue plates and napkins after Easter. There isn't a bunny or egg to be seen, and I've used them for summer parties. I also buy green and red utensils and cups after Christmas and use them at different times of the year. Taken out of context, no one associates the red or green with Christmas.
If you are known for your annual Christmas or St. Patrick's Day party, then head to the store the day after the holiday and stock up for next year. You'll end up spending $.10 on a pack of Halloween napkins instead of the $1.99 or more that they usually cost. You will also have them on hand for those last minute requests from teachers or scout leaders to donate to a themed party. Having things on hand for last minute requests makes life a lot easier.
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