Thrifty Thursday: 5 Tips for a Fantastic Football Party

It’s once again Thrifty Thursday here at Community Insurance.  This week we’re sharing tips on how to save money while still throwing a fantastically fun football party.  You can even use some of these tips for tonight’s Packer game!


  1. Check out the dollar store for decorations before going to a party store.  Most dollar or discount stores have party sections with many different colors of tablecloths, napkins, paper plates, and more.  And since everything is only a dollar (or a little more), you’ll have enough cash to get everything you need and still have money left over for food and drinks!
  2. Keep it simple.  You’re throwing a football party, not a swanky soiree.  Skip the expensive wine and opt for beer or simple mixed drinks.  Serve snacks instead of a full meal.  You can find ideas for football party snacks on our Packer Season board on Pinterest.
  3. Ask your guests to bring a dish or drink to pass.  Everyone loves a potluck, so if you do want to serve a full meal at your party, invite your guests to bring a dish to pass.  This will save you time, money, and you’ll have less dishes to clean up!
  4. Take turns hosting.  Don’t feel pressured to have a party for every football game.  Get a group of friends and family together and take turns hosting.
  5. Set a budget and stick to it.  Put aside a certain amount of cash in an envelope labeled “Football Party.”  Once you’ve used up all the cash in the envelope, you’re done spending money for your party.  This is a surefire way to stick to your budget.

These tips will keep money in your pocket all football season.  Have fun but remember to celebrate responsibly.  Have a great football season!


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