Folks love to throw parties below the Mason-Dixon, but they can be a bit expensive. Don’t get caught stressing about how you’re going to feed your soon-to-be guests. Save money by making one of these five crowd-friendly recipes.
Caesar salads are healthy and easy to make. With only four ingredients, your wallet will be happy you invested in this low-calorie concoction. Just make sure to get a head count before you start chopping; one large bag of lettuce serves two to four people.
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Taco bars are a delicious DIY. Set up a table with lettuce, tomatoes, ground beef, shells, cheese and salsa. This buffet-style setup gives your friends something to “taco” ‘bout!
Bone-in meat costs less and makes for a great BBQ. Pick up a pack of twelve drumsticks, BBQ sauce, and get ready to fire up the grill. Feed a party of twenty people for around $50.
Homemade personal pizzas are mouthwatering and a fun to make. Guests can customize their pie by adding toppings like pepperoni or veggies. A 16-ounce bag of pizza dough makes around 8 mini pizzas and is sure to fill lots of empty stomachs.
A pasta bar gives party-goers the taste of Italy from the comfort of your kitchen. Cook up different versions of noodles prior to your guests’ arrival. Have each friend bring a different type of pasta sauce for an added challenge – plus, it’ll cut costs, too. With these inexpensive meals, you’ll be able to throw parties all summer long!