How To Throw A Holiday Party On a $100 budget

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many people. Theres lots of rushing around and, let’s be honest, it get’s pretty expensive! If you enjoy entertaining but need to stick to a budget you can throw a fun party with less than $100 thanks to some fabulous finds at Giant Tiger. They have a great selection of games and activities for kids and a wide variety of grocery items at an affordable price.

This year we decided to throw our holiday party with friends in the afternoon. A mid-day celebration is the perfect time to get together when everyone has kids, am I right?! It also allows you to stay on budget because you’re serving light bites as apposed to a big fancy dinner. We used these tasty flat bread sandwich pieces we found at Giant Tiger to make delicious turkey and egg salad sandwiches that are easy for people to snack on. We like to place light bites on different tables throughout the space so that there are a variety of options around the room.

When you’re hosting families its always a good idea to have an activity on hand to keep the little ones entertained. We found these adorable mini gingerbread house kits at Giant Tiger and the kids just loved them! They really enjoyed putting their mini house together and took their time decorating their little masterpiece. It keeps the kiddos busy for a good 45 minutes and each set only cost $9.99 for 4 mini houses. Such a great deal and they were definitely the hit of the party.

We were able to make all of the light bites and get the 2 sets of gingerbread houses for just under $100 from Giant Tiger! They have a great selection and you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy the holidays this year. Who’s ready to throw their own party on a budget? Giant Tiger and I are giving YOU the chance to win a $100 so that you can create your own bash on a budget!

Entering is easy! Just Subscribe to my mailing list (found on the right side of my home page) and then comment below who you’d invite to your get together. Winner announced Friday Dec 15 2017. Good luck!

This post was sponsored by Giant Tiger however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

74 Comments

  1. jan
    December 12, 2017 / 12:49 am

    I would like to invite my sister, but I’d have to purchase a flight to get her here first! 😉

  2. joy
    December 12, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I would invite my daughter’s friends!

  3. Kelly
    December 12, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I’d invite the grandkids!

  4. Christine w
    December 12, 2017 / 1:14 am

    I would invite my parents and cousins to my get together! We love gathering!

  5. Emily Mitton
    December 12, 2017 / 2:31 am

    I would invite my sister and mom to my bash on a budget! Always love having them over and it would be such fun! Thanks so much for the chance!

  6. December 12, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I’d invite my kids’ friends for a small party — yours looks like so much fun, and I care far less about the house being messy when all of the guests are under 10 ha ha.

  7. Kelly young
    December 12, 2017 / 4:06 am

    I would invite my sister she’s my rock

  8. Melissa Avey
    December 12, 2017 / 7:37 am

    I’m a subscriber and I would invite my neighbour friends 🙂

  9. kyle rogerson
    December 12, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Im home for the holidays and would love to use this for a party with the fam!

  10. Melissa Fowers
    December 12, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I would invite my sister and her kids

  11. Alex S.
    December 12, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I would invite my friends to a get together.

  12. Sandy H
    December 12, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I would invite my kids and grandkids.

  13. Kathleen Ri
    December 12, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I would invite my kids,their friends and my nieces and nephews

  14. Maria
    December 12, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I would invite my family and friends to my get together!

  15. Nicole B
    December 12, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I would invite my family!

  16. Dave
    December 12, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I would invite my friends

  17. Shannon S.
    December 12, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I love giant tiger, they always have such great prices. I would invite my relatives.

  18. sara kirkham
    December 12, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I’d invite my Daughters

  19. sonya
    December 12, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    LOVE GIANT TIGER! i’d share with my family who’s coming for Christmas supper!

  20. Rebecca G
    December 12, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    My husband and I are hosting New Years for our friends and their kids.

  21. Anne Derkat
    December 12, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I would invite my grandkids.

  22. Lisa R
    December 12, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I would invite my mom, brothers and their wives/girlfriend.

  23. Vanessa L.
    December 12, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I would invite my best friend and her 2 kids!

  24. Alison Braidwood
    December 12, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    I’d invite the girls in my quartet to a drinkie/appetizer party.

  25. Kelly H
    December 12, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I’d invite my siblings

  26. Pam R.
    December 12, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I would invite my whole family, those who live nearby anyway!

  27. Daniela Plume
    December 12, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I’d invite my kids

  28. Calvin
    December 12, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    My parents, and my aunt. I have subscribed

  29. Meghan
    December 12, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I would invite my friends!

  30. Nathalie Lebeau
    December 12, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I’d invite my dad! He lives in Saskatchewan and I’m in Ontario.. he hasn’t met my son yet! My son is a year and a half.

  31. Sandi Tymchuk
    December 12, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I would invite my brother and his family to come from Ontario.

  32. Aarone Mawdsley
    December 12, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    i would invite my mom!

  33. Keltie Johnson
    December 12, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I would invite all of my old roommates. We don’t see each other too often, but when we do we have a blast!

  34. Angela September Smith
    December 12, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    i would invite my 2 sister in laws as a surprise to my husband 🙂 as he doesn’t get to see his sisters very often!

  35. Heather Swanson
    December 12, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I would invite my daughter,son-in-law & grandson.

  36. Anita D.
    December 12, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I would invite my nieces and nephews

  37. Melanie Hayes
    December 12, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    My daughters and friends

  38. Alayne Langford
    December 12, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I love this post sooo much!! I would invite my 5 children, 3 grandchildren and those great-grandparents too!! I am subscribed! Happy Holidays Renee!! 😊

  39. LILLIAN BROWN
    December 12, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I already Subscribe to your mailing list and would invite our daughters, Amanda, Kim, Tara, Joleen, Janet and Krista

  40. Brandy Champion
    December 12, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I would invite my daughter and my grandma for a girls get together

  41. December 12, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I subscribed and I would invite my In-laws over. Thanks for the chance.

  42. Karen Forsyth
    December 13, 2017 / 12:09 am

    My grandchildren would be invited

  43. golden storm
    December 13, 2017 / 12:12 am

    i would invite my grandkids for a get together and some fun

  44. 409cope
    December 13, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I would invite my grandchildren.

  45. Eliz T
    December 13, 2017 / 1:53 am

    I would invite my BFF/sister!

  46. Charity Banman
    December 13, 2017 / 2:30 am

    I would invite my three sisters and few close friends to my holiday party.

  47. Nicole Jubleew
    December 13, 2017 / 2:47 am

    I’d invite my BFF’s and their families.

  48. BobbiJo Pentney
    December 13, 2017 / 2:49 am

    I would invite new friends I made this year along with their families.

  49. wendy hutton
    December 13, 2017 / 3:07 am

    I would invite my niece and her kids

  50. Stacie Humphrey
    December 13, 2017 / 3:08 am

    I would invite my sister in law and my nieces and nephews.

  51. Ira
    December 13, 2017 / 3:37 am

    I’d invite a couple of friends whom we hadn’t seen in a while.

  52. Marlene V
    December 13, 2017 / 5:34 am

    I would invite my family! My kids, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.

  53. Wayne Couzens
    December 13, 2017 / 6:19 am

    I would invite several of our Ukulele group

  54. Doreen Lamoureux
    December 13, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I would invite Chase, Jessie, Jenna, Dave and Sira to my bash.

  55. al
    December 13, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    My sister, whom I see too seldom.

  56. jan
    December 13, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I would love to have my long time friend over who no longer lives near me.

  57. Colette
    December 13, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I would invite all my siblings!

  58. Pam
    December 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I am a subscriber.
    I would invite my sister and her family.

  59. Yvonne Delgado
    December 13, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I would invite family, friends, and coworkers to the party. I like a party with children invited for lots of family fun!

  60. Caryn Coates
    December 13, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I would invite my brothers and my mom

  61. andrea freiherr
    December 14, 2017 / 1:19 am

    i would invite my parents and my neighbours

  62. Tammy Alto
    December 14, 2017 / 3:18 am

    My dad and nephew

  63. Tina C
    December 14, 2017 / 5:15 am

    I’d invite some friends (and my husband too). 🙂

  64. Chris MacDonald
    December 14, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I would invite my three sons and their long-time girlfriends, whom I love!

  65. Julie
    December 14, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    ♥♥♥I would invite my family! I love GT and their affordable finds! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and good luck to all! ♥♥♥

  66. Lynnie M
    December 14, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I’d invite my kids, parents, siblings, nieces & nephews. We’d have a great time!

  67. jane kramer
    December 14, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    id invite my family , friends and of course my kids 🙂

  68. Debi Manning
    December 14, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I would make this a family affair. My hubby my 2 kids and myself. THank you for the opportunity to enter 🙂

  69. December 15, 2017 / 12:27 am

    I would gphave my two daughter and two nieces, would be great fun

  70. Mary Gardner
    December 15, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I would invite all of my children and grandchildren!

  71. Linda Svarovsky
    December 16, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I would share with my family.

  72. Kimberley Hamilton
    December 16, 2017 / 3:54 am

    I would invite my mum, who is always up for a fun get-together! Plus, I know that she is much more crafty than I, so I could use the assistance!

  73. Wanda B
    December 17, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I would invite our adult kids for the get-together.

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