Ugh….We spent too much money on our party!
However, it was a complete success. I was exhausted by the time the party started and we didn’t plan things quite as well as we had hoped, particularly the budget. Granted, many things we purchased are reusable for future get-togethers, but the initial costs were around $300, I am estimating. I still haven’t found all the receipts.
Several things, we ended up getting were for our newly combined household such as a propane tank for the grill $45, grilling utensils $35, umbrella stand $15, replacement flood lights $15. I am not sure what the rest was from, food? I still need to go through and analyze the receipts. We were left with a ton of brats and hamburger. Guess what we will be eating for weeks on end?
The bonus, my boyfriend loved grilling, so now I can get him to cook outside. We are going to grill everything, forever. ha ha!
Everyone seemed to have a great time and we both love to host get-togethers, so we both had a good time as well. The after glow was a little tarnished from the costs, but we are making notes of the lessons learned.