How Do I Host a Gathering for 250 People on a Very Tight Budget?
Q: My husband and I have been asked to put together a reception following an event at our church with light refreshments for 250 people. We are working with a fairly tight budget but I still want to make it a special event.
We are keeping it to finger foods, as people will be standing with their plates.
We will have access to ovens and microwaves but not tons of fridge space (two standard-size fridges) and we’ll have the evening before and the day of the event to prep.
Any ideas for budget-friendly, easy-to-prepare refreshments for a crowd that don’t require utensils?
Sent by Kimberly
Editor: Here are a few posts, about hosting a party when you’re on a budget, that I think will help you out:
- A DIY Wedding Reception for 200 – Lots of good tips in this series!
- 10 Tips to Help You Throw a Great Party Without Losing Your Mind (or Blowing Your Budget)
- Best Strategies for Throwing a Party on a Budget?
- 17 Appetizer Recipes for a Party
Readers, do you have any advice for Kimberly?