I can't believe the holiday season is fast approaching! For me, the holidays represent a time of entertaining, visiting and togetherness. For some, that means stress.
If it's your turn to host the holiday party, I offer you free online coupons from FabulousSavings.com so you can shop holiday entertaining items while sticking to your budget. Our coupons are frequently updated and free to use, and if you experience any issues, feel free to contact us for help!
The first of my tips for easy holiday entertaining is saving on invitations. Forget stationery that costs money and creates waste. Why not send out emails? That way you can correspond with each other to determine your real guest list and make sure they can actually come. Once you know the real number, it's much easier to shop for food on a budget.
This also may be a good time to check your inventory of servingware. You can go the convenient route with disposable plates and cups, but that's not very environmentally friendly. Invest in quality serveware that you can use time after time! Apply SmartBargains coupons to save 10% on holiday entertaining dinnerware and tabletop decor in festive themes.
Food & Drink Choices
Need more tips for holiday entertaining when it comes to food? Cooking for a lot of people can be overwhelming, especially with a long list. If you like to cook or bake, feel free to still do so! But I suggest also purchasing some premade items to lessen the load a bit. Here are some of the best coupons to help you save:
Omaha Steaks coupons - 10% off orders of $100 or more on beef, vegetables, seafood, chicken & more.
Wine.com coupons - $5 off $75 or more on red, wine, rose & other wines from regions around the world.
Mrs. Beasley's coupons - 15% off cookies, cakes, personalized cookie gifts & more
There are ideas to liven up the party that cost you absolutely nothing. Some of my favorites are watching old classic movies or digging up family home videos and sharing a good laugh. When you're with close friends and family, it's always a good time regardless of what you're doing. The one thing I make sure to always have is lots of holiday music - it's great background noise for when everyone's just sitting around the table and chatting.
Holiday entertaining doesn't have to be exhausting or draining on your bank account. Make it a memorable year of celebrating and not spending - use our free coupons to shop for holiday entertaining items.
-Sandra from FabulousSavings.com