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12 Must-Try Spring Dinner Party Dishes On A Budget : The Grocery Game Challenge 2017 #3 Apr 17-23

THERE’S AN EASY WAY TO TURN A DINNER PARTY INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT THE SPENDING STRESS.   A Spring dinner party menu is one of my favourite seasons to work with in the kitchen next to summer because of the vast amount of produce available. If you have a green thumb picking herbs and vegetables from your garden also adds to the fun of preparing delicious meals. Whether you are hosting a dinner party for 20 or a small group of people the number one thing you need is a list. The dreaded list BUT trust me when I say putting the list together is the easy part when creating a menu for your guests. If you think you are going to wing it the night before or even a couple of days before you’ll find you spend more money on your dinner party dishes then had you have planned in advance. Why? Because you are rushing to get it done and the last thing on your mind is- Savings. How long should I plan for a dinner party? That depends on how confident you are to complete the process. Planning including Budget Menu Plan and Timing Grocery Shopping Venue- […]

grocery game monthly challenge

How to host a casual budget-friendly dinner party : The Grocery Game Challenge #2 Dec 14-20, 2015

DINNER WITH FRIENDS DOESN’T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK   Too often people shy away from hosting a dinner party out of  concerns for the costs involved and stress the evening may present.  Today I’m going to share with you some tips to ease that worry so you can enjoy entertaining in your home. You want everyone at your dinner party to have fun, enjoy the food and create memories but you also want to take part in the festivities. This means that you have some dinner party homework to do before the big day, including figuring out what your grocery budget will be.   Dinner party invites   You’ve already created your dinner party guest list and possibly sent out invitations but before you did any of this you reviewed your dinner notes to make sure you didn’t forget anything. The date and time are important but there are other details that should appear on the invitation. When you don’t include information for your guests on the invitation then you get a flood of emails, texts or phone calls depending on how many people you’ve invited. If your guests are unclear about the dinner party they may also decline […]

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