The end of the year is fast approaching; December is literally around the corner. Shops and malls have already packed out their Christmas decorations and shelves are filled with colourful gifts and holiday goods. Many are already in a relaxed mood and if you haven’t planned your December holidays yet, now is a perfect time. If you’re looking for something different this year, why not try a fun end-of-the-year party? Just think about it: What’s better than an intimate evening with good food and great company after a year of hard work?
And there is no need to have a big event or to spend lots of money; with just a few simple tips, you can have a fun evening you will remember for years to come. If you’re keen to celebrate the year in style with an exciting party, follow these quick and easy tips to help you get organised and stay in budget:
Send fun invites
This time of the year, calendars fill up quickly. Therefore, it’s wise to send out your invites a few weeks before your party. It’s also a good idea to ask your guests to RSVP. This will make it easier for you to plan your evening. If you don’t have a lot of time, a popular way to invite your guests is to create invites online and send it via email. Canva is a great app you can use to create e-vites. This web app has a range of fun templates you can use to simply customise your invites and send them out quickly.
One of the best things of end-of-the-year parties is the food and drinks. If you want to cook a few dishes, it’s wise to plan in advance. Don’t bother with a complicated menu, rather have a few delicious and quick dishes or finger foods that can easily be prepared. If you think of end-of-the-year parties, you usually think of lavish events with expensive catering, but if you plan carefully, it shouldn’t be. If you’re looking for affordable ingredients and promotions on drinks, browse the catalogues from your favourite stores on latestspecials.co.za.
Simply look for a specific store on this website and you will find its latest promotional catalogues. For specials on food, look at the latest Shoprite catalogue. This store is often overlooked, but actually Shoprite has some of the lowest prices and incredible deals every month. Simply search for ‘Shoprite specials November 2019’ and you will find the best specials this month. For drinks, you can also look for ‘Shoprite liquor specials’ to find low prices on alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Who says you can’t have a good time on a budget?
Remember the decorations
The fun part of an end-of-the-year party is that you can go wild with the decorations. If you want to have a themed event, browse around Pinterest for inspiration. It’s a great idea to browse the latest Shoprite catalogue for excellent deals on decorations for your party. This will not only save you a lot of time by buying everything you need at one store, but you’ll also save money – and who doesn’t want to save just before the holidays?
Prepare a small gift for your guests
Another way to make the evening special and fun is to prepare a gift for each guest. After all, it’s the season for giving! Again, if you’re looking for inspiration, browse around Pinterest for ideas. Now is also the perfect time to buy gifts, as many stores have amazing deals! Remember that Black Friday is also around the corner, so be sure to keep an eye on Black Friday catalogs to get your hands on heavily discounted products. Again, if you’re looking to save big, browse the Shoprite specials in November 2019. You’re bound to find the ideal gift for your closest friends.
The December holidays are exciting. Not only is everyone in a more relaxed mood, but it’s also a great period to spend quality time with friends and family. If you want to do something special this year, plan a fun end-of-the-year party for your closest friends. It shouldn’t be expensive; with the right tips and tricks, you can plan a fabulous evening that everyone will laugh and talk about for years to come. Remember to have your camera ready; end-of-the-year parties are usually festive events that is the perfect opportunity for a bunch of fun photos!