Here is how we did it.
|We drank a lot of wine.|
|Mackenzie, Terrie and I got beautified and smiled even though we were tired!|
|We practiced our games...free entertainment!|
|We baked our hearts out.|
|And drooled over what our guest could purchase.|
|We hit up the Dollar Store for guest party bins and filled them to the brim!|
|We gave away one huge door prize.|
|We decorated with thrifty finds.|
|I cooked up a menu that came out to be just around $2/person!|
|We sold our homemade gifts.|
|And in the end we marveled at our decorating skills and wished we were sitting at the table!|
To recap, this is how the night went...
Our guests arrived, each paying $15 to attend the dinner party. They got seated, we served drinks, played an opening game, served the first course, re-filled drinks, handed out a door prize, re-filled drinks, served the main course, played another game, re-filled drinks, handed out another door prize, re-filled drinks, served dessert, and re-filled drinks.
Thank god we got cheap wine! These girls were thirsty!
Each of us that took part in the dinner was also selling our homemade items. At this point we opened the shopping area for our guests to browse, mingle and you guessed it, drink more wine. We had everything from jewelry, greeting cards, stocking stuffers, blankets, cookbooks, cupcakes, breads, cookies, clothes, hats, the list goes on and on. All handmade.
In the end, we were exhausted, but it was so much fun we are already thinking of doing a spring dinner/show. And we all came out ahead and made some money! We shopped for deals, made items ourselves and in general just kept costs low.
So...would you come to our Eat, Drink & Shop party?