Posts Tagged ‘entertaining’

Awesome Super Bowl Party (on a Budget) Tips

Super Bowl… it’s all about the game… er… party… er… food… er… budget...

Whatever the Super Bowl is for you, you won’t want to miss catching these videos with recipes and entertaining tips that score well for your wallet’s team while you serve your guests a winning time.

Football Fiesta – Andrea Correale, founder of Elegant Affairs catering gives affordable football-themed  ideas for food, buffet settings & party favors.

10 Super Bowl Party Savings Tips – Josh Elledge, SavingsAngel founder’s tips to save on a range of Super Bowl Party expenses like babysitting, party supplies, decorations, food & more.

Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Wings & Vegan Snacks –  Traditional Wings, Asian Peanut Sauce & 2 vegan dishes, all for under $15 from the Working Class Foodies.

Super Bowl, Serve 8 Under $35 - Tim Love, Owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Forth Worth, Texas shares recipes for a Super Bowl menu on a budget: 3-course meal to serve 8 people for less than $35.

Hosting a Party? Play it Safe with Liability Insurance -  Experts say it’s important for party hosts to carry liability insurance for your parties, not only to cover a potential accident or an incident due to intoxication – but also for things like food poisoning, even if the event is catered you may be held responsible.

More ideas from our friends:

  • Super Bowl party ideas, recipes, drinks and games… Celebrations.com
  • Super Bowl Menu: how to keep it frugal… BargainBabe.com
  • More Recipes including Beer Cocktails… DiningInTheRound.com

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Wallet-Friendly Fourth of July

The Fourth of July…

What’s the perfect holiday for easy fun and easy on your budget, too? As Louise Sacco Reilly, from FrugalYankee.com puts it, “The Fourth of July is a dream holiday for frugal people: no one expects you to bring gifts and the entertainment is free!”

Fireworks, parades, block parties – so much is available for a great celebration, and we here at SpendLessTV.com have brought you tips on how to make the most of this favorite summer holiday with videos full of money-saving and high-style July Fourth party ideas to put you in a festive mood and let your patriotic flags fly!

Wishing you a happy and safe July 4th!

Backyard Getaways and Parties – Martie Duncan, founder of Martie Parties, gives easy and elegant ideas for any budget in this clip.

Watch Fireworks – Right on your computer! It’s safe and free – over two-minutes of nothing but fireworks!

Flowers – Simple & So Elegant – International floral entertaining expert, Biggy Wolff, shows simple and festive ideas – great anytime, even for a July 4th party!

Homerun Summer Parties – Clever baseball-themed party ideas for less – and perfect for a July 4th celebration, too!

Make a July Fourth Piñata - Okay, we admit, we’ve suggested this video in other posts before, but that’s because it’s a really fun idea for ANY celebration – and SO EASY to do! (make at least a day ahead).

Red White and Blue PartyBetter’s shopping expert, Nicole Camarata, gives super pointers to make it great and on a budget!

More in our post: July 4th Frugal Fun

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15 Holiday Entertaining Ideas Your Friends, Family & Budget Will Love

15 Holdiay Entertaining Tips Your Friends, Family & Budget Will Love.. what more can we say? Happy Holidays!

Gifts, Hostess Gifts, and Party Favors:

Ideas for Hostess Gifts – Ideas for inexpensive gifts that say, “Thank you” to your event hosts, from author of  The Comfort Table, Katie Lee, on CBS The Early Show.

Creative Holiday Gift Giving – Tips from Mahalo.comto keep holiday costs in check with creative gifs, gift wrapping and gift-giving ideas that will keep your budget, your friends and your family all happy

Set Up, Food, Decor, and Party Favors:

Affordable Holiday Celebrations – Create an elegant stylish holiday party to delight your guests from the moment they walk in till they head for home. Affordable entertaining ideas from celebrity stylist Robert Verdi

Turn a Fall Wreath Into Holiday One – Event planner, designer & Celebrations.com expert, Shawn Rabideau, shows how to easily transform your fall wreath into a holiday one for budget-friendly decorating cheer.

Frugal Holiday Decorating – Designer  Debbee Daley specializes in redesign and offers tips for frugal and festive holiday decor from objects that my be in your own backyard.

Holiday Party Fab & Frugal – Holiday entertaining that’s kind to your budget! FabandFru.com creators Brandi Savitt & Stephanie Berenbaum share holiday party tips (mentioned giveaways no longer valid)

Holiday Party Ideas – Entertaining expert Kimberly Schlegel Whitman has easy festive holiday party tips on food, decor, and favors, that friends and family will enjoy and won’t break your budget.

How To For The Holidays - Evette Rios, Better Homes and Gardens.com contributing Holidays Editor, shows cooking, entertaining & decorating tips on how to do it right, do it better, & do it on a budget this holiday.

Creative Party Decor Ideas – Author of  Food to Flowers & Celebrations.com expert, Lulu Powers on the Nate Berkus Show gives three stress-free, elegant, easy ideas for any budget to entertain with style & brighten your table .

Food:

Mini-Sized Holiday Appetizers - A trio of party appetizer suggestions lets you minimize portion size while maximizing flavor – perfect for holiday entertaining from Jill Davie of Fine Living Network.

Easy Healthier Party Foods - Easy & healthier party treats that won’t break the bank but will make your party a delicious success from nutrition & fitness reporter, Lori Corbin.

Holiday Baked Brie With Figs - You can create this impressive & affordable warm cheese dish for your holiday party using the easy insider tips from Annette Joseph, a food and prop stylist.

Libation:

How to Spot Quality Wine For Under $20 – Buying bargain wine doesn’t necessarily mean cruising the sales bins. Food and Wine editor Ray Isle gives tips and tricks to spot the bottle that tastes expensive, but really is a bargain.

How to Shop For Holiday Wines – Save money with savvy wine shopping secrets from expert, Michael Green of Acker Merrall & Condit in NYC,  the oldest wine shop in the USA. He gives tips for holiday celebrations, dinners, and gift giving.

Signature Party Cocktails – Diana Heather editor of Celebrations.com & Andrea Correale, Entertaining Expert, show how to make two signature cocktails that can be prepared in advance, leaving you with time to enjoy your party!

More holiday entertaining ideas in our previous post:

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20 Holiday Party Ideas for Any Budget

Holiday Entertaining?

We’ve got you and your wallet covered! Here we’re featuring videos with ideas for creative entertaining  to share with your friends and family the best budget-friendly, elegant, frugally festive and fantastic, parties for the holiday season. You’ll find these creative ideas for decorations, serving suggestions, recipes, table settings, craft projects, kids activities, and more, will make your holiday event spectacular. Use your own color choices to reflect Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever holiday tradition you celebrate, and enjoy!

Food:

Appetizers, Elegant Presentation – Mindy Kobrin

Unique Party Hord’oeuvres – Andrea Correale

Party in the Pantry - Annette Joseph

Champagne & Sparkling Wines – Epicurious.com

Decor:

Create Festive Votive Holders - Mar Jennings

Holiday Fantastic Centerpiece Ideas - Colin Cowie

Holiday Nature Decor - Mar Jennings

Festive and Holiday Decor - Hosea Rosenberg

Festive but Frugal Holiday Parties - The Party Goddess

Holiday Entertaining - Georgeanne Brennan

Holiday Tips for Entertaining - Jenna DeAngeles

Flowers: Festive & Easy- Janette Ewen

Get Festive, Go Green!- Danny Seo

Holiday Hosting for Less- Kimberly Danger

Holiday Lights, Energy Savings Tips - Kimberly Danger

Kwanzaa Decorating - Sheila Bridges

Hanukkah Party Decorations for Kids

Holiday Party Activities for Kids - Lisa Kothari

Gifts:

The Gift… Basket? A SpendLessTV.com blog post with budget-friendly tips for creating gift collections.

… And to cozy-up your computer screen:

Fireplace Video – Just add marshmallows

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