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Champagne Taste, Boxed Wine Budget

When it comes to things that are not fun I am very stingy . Meanwhile , I'm a total spender when it comes to excess cash and find myself rarely saving so when things like car repairs and pet vet bills come up I have to pull from emergency funds, and those aren't true emergencies. I've decided I need to be a bit more stingy with fun money too. There's something thrilling about finding a good deal and I KNOW that I have spent money unnecessarily by not shopping around or just exhibiting what my dad would refer to as foolish behavior.

Last weekend I hosted my wine club for a casual champagne shower for two of our lovely members. Since some of the other ladies had said they would bring a dish (which in the past I would have refused and insisted on making everything my self) my goal was to spend no more than $100. Which for me is low bc I usually spend at least $200 and have lots of leftovers when hosting people at home.

A friend posted on facebook that party city had a good clearance so I got some decor at 50% off. . .

Bridal plates
 


Ceiling decor
 

Banner ( I cut into 2 smaller banners and had the other on my mantel) PS: I love my pink bar more and more each day.

 
And bridal garland.

 
 
The flowers in this picture are from Kroger and were $15 . hydrangeas are great because they are big and last for a while.

When I was in Nashville recently I had been to trader joes to stock up so I pulled a few apps from the freezer, cheese straws and dip for food. I also had wine on hand so only needed mixers, chips, stuff to make a salad and this pretty cake, with the even prettier brides NM and MB:

 
The cake was also from Kroger and was $18.99. My total grocery spending (including flowers) was $60. I got these punch cups from the dollar tree and the cute rings on sale at pier one.
 

 
If I include the supplies I had on hand I spent $100 on hosting. A few other girls brought about $50 in food and wine and there were 9 of us. So, a lovely time for less than $20 a person. Plus next time I already have the decor. Such a fun group, yay wine club!
 

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