5 Budget-Friendly Recipe Tips for an Outdoor Summer Engagement Party
Weddings are pretty expensive, especially if you want all your friends and family there. Jumpstart your saving plan and plan your summer engagement party on a budget. It’s important to brainstorm thoughtful details in order to keep the price to a minimum. There are many budget-friendly perks to consider when planning an outdoor soirée during the summer. For starters, look for a secret garden-like venue or a restaurant with a private outdoor space — leaving room to splurge on other party necessities such as food and booze.
Cool Salads: Keep your guests cool with a refreshing salad. This one features watermelon, feta, and mint.
Creative Fruit Platters: Get creative with fruit platters. The best and most affordable fruits will be the ones that grow in season like: cherries, carrots, figs, grapes, melons, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, tomatoes.
Summery Cocktails: Be sure to serve a couple refreshing drinks, like blueberry lavender mojitos.
Summer Salads: Your guests will visit the Mediterranean station, with grilled meats and vegetables, to create their own summer salad.
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TIP: For a secret garden-like venue for just the price of the park permit. The permit fee for a luxurious place like Central Park in New York goes for just $400 — leaving room to splurge on other wedding necessities like the quality of your food. While you can only have a ceremony in Central Park, there are many parks around the country where you can bring the reception along with you.