‘Tis the season for parties!
Even if you don’t have any holiday parties on your agenda, wintertime is one of my favorite time to throw parties – but it’s also the hardest time to do anything costly- with holiday gifts cutting into my cash flow! I also don’t do well venturing out into the chilly weather to restaurants and clubs I would normally go to in warm weather, so I usually opt for low-key nights at home with friends. One of my favorite things to do is to plan parties..but sometimes you need to think outside of the box in order to save money, yet still have a great party.
Need some clever party ideas? Don’t worry! I got ya covered!
1. Pinterest Party!
Never heard of Pinterest? It’s a virtual pinboard website that allows your to organize all of your ideas that you find on the Internet. Basically you log on, click on a category – my favorite is Food & Drink, browse all the pictures of food & drink, click on ones you like – It will tell you how to create that item. If you want to keep it on your own personal pinboard, you just “pin” it to your pinboard. It is kept there forever for your own future reference. Pinterest isn’t just for cooking though – it has EVERYTHING! I like pinning wedding ideas, makeup &hair tutorials, and do-it-yourself home projects – just to name a few. Pinterest is exclusively by invite only. If you have a friend on Pinterest, tell him or her to invite you. Or email me at katelyn@air-tan and I will invite you!
Anyway, back to the Pinterest Party! My girlfriends and I actually had one a few weeks ago! Everyone picked a different recipe for food or drink they found on Pinterest. We all met to enjoy each others’ creations and we all brought a bottle of wine to go with. One of the girls made these festive Santa Hat Brownies! How cute!
2. Clothing Exchange Party!
This party idea is one that my sorority sisters and I have been doing since our Freshman year of college. Everyone cleans out their closet – but instead of taking your things to Goodwill, gather them in a bag (clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc.) and take them to the party! Then, on the count of 3 everyone dumps their bag (this is the part where my friends get crazy), and grabs what they want! After we have our pile of things that we grabbed, then we make trades if we want. (Like I said, my friends get kind of crazy, so the whole “grabbing” part takes only about 5 minutes…Often times you don’t even know what size you grabbed.) It’s a great way to get some new clothes without spending a dime – and cut back on the loads you have to take to Goodwill. Of course, you could do it in a much more organized fashion without people jumping over others to grab stuff – but what’s the fun in that?
3. Air-Tan party!
Host an Air-Tan party at your house! It’s a great idea for girls’ nights, night before wedding, or just something different to do. Don’t worry – we won’t even make a mess! We have portable equipment, pop-up tents, and all the same things (barrier cream, footies, disposable thongs, etc.) we would have if you came into the salon. There is a 5 person minimum. There is also a price cut if you host at least 17 people! Best thing about our at-home parties? There is no cost for the party, just for each tan. For more information, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Party Planning!