No secret that throwing a party can sometimes be an expensive affair. Between feeding everyone,  decorating the room, and hiring entertainment, your costs can add up pretty quickly. However, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to throw a celebration for your loved ones.  There are plenty of places where you can save when throwing a party so your final bill is much lower.

The Party Style

From the very beginning, the style of the party you’re throwing will have a big effect on your bill — i.e. the fancier the affair, the more expensive it tends to be. By choosing to have a more casual, low-key style, you can end up saving money in many areas of your party planning.

Invitations

In this day and age, you don’t need to go to a special stationery store order invitations that cost a pretty penny. There are plenty of online websites that allow you to design your own custom invitations for a much more reasonable price. You may even be able to get away with E-vite’s depending on who you are inviting to the party.

Transportation

While you may feel a little fancy rolling up to your event in a stretch limo, it’s not a completely necessary expense. Instead of renting other transportation, have someone be a designated driver or call an Uber or Lyft.  If you absolutely need to hire transportation, make sure you’re going with the most cost-effective vehicles.

Dessert

Whether it’s a wedding, Sweet 16, or quinceanera,  your cake can be a big part of any celebration. But before you go dropping a lot of money on a custom cake from a bakery, see if your venue offers you a cake within your dinner package — many do. Or if you’re a good baker, make the cake yourself! That can definitely help save you a bit.

To hold your next event at the best location in Stamford, look no further than Serafina at the IC! With Italian-inspired cuisine and a number of different rooms to accommodate up to 500 people, Serafina is the perfect venue for any occasion!