Frugal Parties: A Holiday Planning Tea
I always have grand plans when it comes to holiday parties: cookie decorating, open houses, family feasts. Yet adding cute sprinkles to my grocery list becomes even harder during the one month we're most scrunched for cash.
This year I'm trying another approach, one that will save us all time and money. I'm throwing a holiday planning tea!
I hoped to take a nice long pause before Thanksgiving, when my calendar is clear, to plan for the holidays. I thought I'd pull out all the Southern Living Christmas books, sip a cup of spiced apple cider, and scribble out some lists on seasonal paper. Then I realized, "How much more fun would this be with friends?"
So I'm rounding up my guest list for a Saturday afternoon. I'll make spiced tea, coffee, finger sandwiches and something sweet. We can all bring a favorite Christmas craft idea or cookbook to share with the group. Maybe we'll all leave with new enthusiasm for the season ahead!
No pressure to deck the halls, race to another open house, or bake 12 dozen cookies to swap! How does this sound to you? How soon do you begin your frugal party planning?