Some of the ladies I work with have been anxious for a get together at my house. I decided to have them over for a Halloween themed wine party. I set a budget of $25 to put this together.
I made the invitations on my computer and hand delivered them so no postage was needed.
The dollar store supplied me with Halloween plates, napkins, a black plastic table cloth and a package of toy rings. I thought the rings would make great wine glass markers. Pretty clever, huh? Total spent - $5.
Two bottles of wine on sale for $5.99 each at Walgreens plus a$2 rebate on each bottle. Total spent $9.98.
|Isn't this cute? I tested it out to make sure they didn't fall off.|
They didn't. LOL.
I plan to make a few appetizers using items I already have on hand but I also needed a few items as well. I bought half a pound of shrimp on sale for $3.99/lb and cream cheese on sale for 88¢ each along with a bottle of cocktail sauce for $.99. I also picked up two boxes of crackers on sale for 2/$4 and used a $1 coupon - Total spent - $6.87
|Ever make this easy shrimp dip?|
Layer cream cheese with cocktail sauce and shrimp. Serve with crackers.
Walgreens had peanuts and candy corn on sale so I picked up a bag of each to mix together and set out in small dishes - total spent $2.99.
On the invitations I asked the ladies to bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer to share so there will have plenty to enjoy. This not only helps with the expense but allows us to sample a larger variety wines and tasty appetizers.
Grand total spent $24.84. Barely made it but I did it!