Paid PostPosted on Nov 27, 20189 Actually Great Ideas To Help You Pull Off An Affordable Holiday PartyThrowing a budget-friendly party this season is easy for you and your wallet.by Dollar GeneralBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Host at home. Via dollargeneral.com This one might seem obvious, but: Make sure you have your party at home! Don't worry about your place not being big enough or fancy enough. The holidays are all about the company you keep. And besides, it's an honor to be invited into someone's home. It's a nice way to tell your guest, "I consider you special, and I would like to share my space with you." Diggin' these front porch decorations? Grab 'em here and here. 2. Skip the fancy decorations and focus on color. Ottoblotto / Getty Images Elaborate lights, ornaments, and wall hangings can be expensive. And believe it or not, using holiday-related colors in things like napkins and plates can evoke that same feeling of holiday cheer. It's easy to grab some solid-colored tableware without breaking the bank. 3. Remember: You can decorate simply. Via dollargeneral.com Holiday decorations don't have to be big, bright lights and shiny decorations. You can even make a gorgeous statement with a simple placemat. 4. Decorate with nature. Azemdega / Getty Images Still really into the idea of ornate decorations? There's a way to do it without breaking the bank if you're okay with rolling up your sleeves. If the weather permits, head outside and grab some leaves, sticks, branches, and pinecones and put together your own wreath. 5. Email invitations. Wutwhanfoto / Getty Images If you're a fan of sending out ornate paper invitations — worry not! Sending email invitations these days can be just as fun and creative. 6. Make your party a potluck. Erin Donalson / Getty Images, Via dollargeneral.com One of the really enjoyable things to do during the holidays is cook. So, when asked to prepare a dish on their own, your guests may be more than willing to pitch in. And what a timesaver for you! And if you're looking to up your kitchen game, check out this griddle. 7. Or just stick with snacks. Nata_vkusidey / Getty Images / Via dollargeneral.com Not into the idea of a potluck? You can pick up some yummy snacks and this great bowl to put them in at Dollar General. More appetizers = more holiday mingling. 8. Make a rule about gift costs. Vladans / Getty Images If you're planning on exchanging gifts with friends this holiday season and want to keep your wallet happy, suggest putting a cost limit on your gifts. The holidays are about the company you keep, and silly $10 items can sometimes be the perfect gift. Check out some great gifts here on Dollar General. 9. Make it BYOB (bring your own bottle!). Jackf / Getty Images Think of it as a potluck...for drinks. (Psst: beer is available at select Dollar General locations!) Have your eyes set on preparing a holiday party this season? Dollar General has great and affordable party supplies, snacks, beer, and wine.