Interested in being the hostess with the mostest, even though right now you're the brokest? Throwing a party can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want - you just have to know the tricks of the trade. Here are some ideas and options to have a large guest list even without a large wallet.
Make It Interactive
Guests won't notice whether or not you have decoration or expensive wine as long as you have good food and fun, so combine the two by letting guests make their own treats, like with this Nostalgia Electrics Donut Hole Maker ($30) or thisKalorik Red Chocolate Fountain ($60). How much fun is it to play with your food as an adult? Way fun!
Make It a Potluck
People like to get together and have fun and usually they don't mind bringing dishes! In fact, many people actually enjoy events more if others are ooohing and aaahing over their creations. If you provide the beverages, like spiced hot cocoa or cider in this beautiful Dansk Brown Hot Beverage Server ($80) and bite-sized desserts on a beautiful tray like thisTotally Bamboo Puzzle Party Platter ($15), everyone will be happy and full!
Make It Themed
Whether you decide on a Hawaiian luau theme and get everyone grass skirts (you can ask them to chip in the $5 each needed) or make it simple and utilize something that everyone already has in their closet, like rainy day theme (that these Sweater-Top Rain Boots ($34) would be perfect for), when everyone is in costume or dressed in a similar way, that gives ample conversation and purpose to the party!