Sunday, January 28, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake: Tea Parties, Dessert Buffets & Other Frugal Event Planning Ideas

Food is the largest expense for most parties. But you can cut the food budget by selecting party hours that don't require full-course meals. I call it the art gallery approach to home entertaining. Many galleries hold elegant parties in the late-afternoon or after dinner.

The bottom line: Skip the main course and spend more on desserts and beverages.

That's how my latest column in the Miami Herald begins. Here's a link to the full column.


The Frugal Duchess Boutique

1 comment:

English Major said...

Themed cocktail parties (i.e. drinks with one kind of alcohol that you can buy in large quantities + some simple hors d'oeuvres) are also a good bet.