“It’s Coming Home” – How to throw a World Cup Party on a budget!
The last month in the UK has been one to remember; glorious sunshine with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius (even in Scotland) and a fruitful world cup campaign from the England squad who play Sweden in the quarter finals this weekend.
With many Scots hoping they won’t – the gloating would never end – will England repeat their 1966 success and “bring it home”? Regardless of which team you support, it is likely that you will be tuning in to watch both England’s game on Saturday and the Final on the 15th July (KO 4pm). With pubs and bars packed with spectators, we want to provide you with tips on how you can bring the World Cup Party to your home – and on a tight budget too!
The first step to organising any kind of party is to allocate a budget. By determining how much money you are willing to spend, the rest of the party should fall into place.
Does your budget allow you to organise a BBQ outside to enjoy this great weather? Or is it finger food and nibbles in front of the TV? It is also worthwhile bearing in mind the people you are inviting to your party – what would they prefer?
Also a useful tip: take advantage of your guests’ generosity. When you invite your friends over, one of the first things they ask is “what should I bring?” Ask your friends to contribute and bring something along – be it food or drink – and this will lower your costs.
When thinking about food for a World Cup party it is best to stick to the basics; food that is easy to snack on while watching the game. For example: burgers, sausage rolls/pork pies, sandwiches, and crisps. All foods which aren’t expensive and your guests can fill their plates with.
If you really want to wow your guests, you could even plan your food around a particular country that you are supporting. When shopping be sure to keep an eye on any deals that supermarkets are promoting for the world cup. For example, Iceland have launched a great value BBQ bundle deal for the occasion; any four items from the supermarket chain’s BBQ range for £10.
Although a World Cup party is already themed, if your party includes children, it could be fun to set a dress code of fancy dress.
To avoid the expense of buying a costume, guests could wear their football strips or even dress as their favourite football player – there might be a lot of Lionel Messi’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s. If dressing up seems a bit too much effort, you could purchase face paint – as cheap as £3 in Tesco – to paint your guests faces of the team they are supporting.
Decorating your house for a World Cup party is not a necessity, but it could be quite fun to do and would take your party to the next level! Typical decorations include flags and bunting of the participating countries – available on Amazon for only £2.45.
With these tips, we hope you can enjoy the World Cup experience without having to break the bank! If you are struggling with your finances and want to consider your options, contact a Creditfix adviser on 0808 2085 198.