Season’s Greetings everyone! We all know the holiday season is full of joy, fun and coming together with loved ones, however we also know how stressful it can be to go into it without a plan, especially when it comes to a hosting a holiday dinner party. Below we offer some great tips to help you plan and organize your holiday meals and save money at the same time!
Check your freezer and pantry for what you already have and make a list, including, meats, condiments, canned veggies, beans and more.
Check your liquor cabinet, wine racks and pantry for soft drinks and juices and make a list of items you already have.
Brainstorm a list of possible meal ideas using the ingredients you already have. Don’t forget about appetizers, mains, side dishes, condiments, desserts, drinks, coffee and more.
Assess your finances and create a set budget. Use PriceReel price comparison to help you decide which meals to prepare, pick meals around meats that are on sale as well as seasonal vegetables.
Make sure you give yourself ample time to shop, in order to find the best deals, beat the crowds and find exactly what you are looking for.
You already came up with your meal plan, now stick to it! Don’t be pressured to by additional items you don’t need just because they are on sale.
Limit you cocktail choices to the liquors and spirits you already have. If you don’t have any only pick 1 spirit, wine or beer and ask your guests to bring their favourite liquors to make their favourite drinks.
Keep it small and intimate with just close friends and family that mix well together. Save yourself the headache, save yourself some money and enjoy your own gathering.