How To Throw a Small Party on a Student Budget

April 12, 2017

On Monday, myself and my friends decided to throw a last minute surprise party for our friends birthday. We didn't fancy going on a night out, especially since he isn't big on night outs anyway, so we decided to stay in our student accommodation and throw something small. It was also a lot nicer than a night out because of the intimacy of space. We didn't lose anyone like we would in a club and spent all night enjoying each others company with good food, drinks and music.

It was definitely made easier for everyone with each person chipping in money wise so it wasn't overloaded onto one person. The alcohol was probably the most expensive, so on the day, we came up with the idea of making everyone buy their own drinks. It was a win win situation because it meant that everyone contributed and when buying your own drinks, you know for a fact theres going to be something that you like. However, my friendship group is all very generous with each other and we have similar alcohol tastes so in the end, we just ended up putting everything on the table and shared it all out.
In order to throw a good party, you don't need to go overboard on everything, especially being a student. It just wont work with your bank account! At the end of the day, all that matters, is having good company.. and music of course. 

 Stick to the basics. For example, our shopping list only consisted of light snacks, alcohol and mixers, and some decorations like banners and balloons. Try sticking to affordable stores like Home Bargains, B&M, and Aldi as you can find some really good stuff for very reasonable prices. Home Bargains is a student paradise for cheap pre drinks! We also got out some speakers, video games and shot jenga, but there will be no need to purchase these just for the event as you can guarantee that students will already own them. Maybe the speakers and video games more than the jenga.

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