I need suggestions on inexpensive celebration ideas. Can you help?!
Any suggestions for a party location that will be within my budget?
I would like to avoid making guests pay if possible since I don't feel it would be appropriate for inviting someone and splitting checks would be a nightmare.
well, that's a toughy. but I understand your dilemma. it all depends on where you live and what's available. I don't think a buffet is tacky, and they will most likely have ample seating for your guests. wehosted a celebration party at Cottonpatch Cafe once and it was relatvely inexpensive, plus we had a table that seated 24 (we had 24 plus a baby in a highchair- worked wonderfully). it's probably too chilly to go to a park pavillion, depending on where you live, but we have done that, too and bbq'd (our parks have huge bbq's... gotta love Texas!). Is there a banquet hall y'all could rent for cheap, then have catering (or you could have just the meal catered and bring your own desserts). also, potlucks are becoming more and more common in these difficult times. or maybe a friend has a house large enough and a heart big enough that they can't say no?! good luck!