Inexpensive yet cheerful lighting, using nature to fill the decorating gaps, borrowing certain items from friends and asking guests to bring a food and beverage they enjoy are all key ways to have a great bash without it costing an arm and a leg.
(PRWEB UK) 9 August 2013
With some key know-how, making a home enchanting and inviting for the perfect party can be done without hosts having to stretch their pocket too far.
Respected online retailer of festive decorations, the Hanging Lantern Company, describes how to go about this with the following top tips:
One of the most affordable ways to create a wonderful mood when it comes to lighting is to string up a number of Chinese Lanterns. Not only are they inexpensive, these days they come in a range of sizes and lovely colours. While previously some people were concerned about the flame causing a fire, leading retailers now sell an ultra-safe LED battery light for paper lanterns. This form of lighting is highly affordable and certain to set a welcoming, relaxing party atmosphere.
A further idea is to string up fairy lights (there are outdoor ones available too) – their colourful sparkle never fails to add a touch of magical fun to any space.
Flower and Plants
The Hanging Lantern Company advises that one of the easiest ways to spruce up a room and banish dull corners is to strategically place vases of flowers picked from the garden – this will certainly add colour and cheer to put people in a social mood. Potted plants are also an excellent way to decorate on a budget, and there are loads of lush green indoor or outdoor plants to choose at any local store such as B&Q.
When it comes to having a dinner party, another tip is to create a floral centre-piece arranged around candles. This could even be simply done by adding floating candles and flower petals to a large bowl.
Instead of splurging on an expensive dinner set or new chairs, the Hanging Lantern Company suggests that people get savvy and simply borrow the extra items they need from friends and family.
Often the biggest cost of a party is the food and drinks. In this economy, the Hanging Lantern Company advises that guests will be more than happy to attend a bash where everyone is asked to bring a beverage and a dish. This also means that every guest will be sure to have edibles and drinks that they thoroughly enjoy, plus there will be a bigger range of nibbles for people to try. What’s more, this idea will brilliantly lessen the amount of time that the host will have to spend in the kitchen.
Rob Payne, owner of the Hanging Lantern Company, concluded: “With a little thought and savvy planning, throwing a party need not break the bank balance. Inexpensive yet cheerful lighting, using nature to fill the decorating gaps, borrowing certain items from friends and asking guests to bring a food and beverage they enjoy are all key ways to have a great bash without it costing an arm and a leg.”