Whether you’re planning a big dinner or simply bringing a dish to pass, there are a few ways that you can save money this Easter. Continue reading to learn five budget friendly tips for your wallet!
Shop your pantry. Chances are, you’ve already got a lot of great food on hand in your pantry or freezer! Take a look and determine what you already have before you head to the store. Checking beforehand could save you time and money, especially if you are hosting family and friends.
Reuse Easter baskets. At the end of the day, children care more about what’s in the basket than the basket, itself! Instead of spending an additional $5-$10 on a new basket, just bring your old ones out of storage! Remember to keep your baskets from this year to reuse again in 2020.
Look for the sales. Be sure to check local newspapers, grocery store receipts, and even online for deals on items such as Easter decorations and candy. Look for sales on other food items that are traditionally purchased on/around this holiday such as ham, lamb, asparagus and potatoes – and build your menu around what’s on sale!
Plan simple meals. There’s no need to complicate your life by preparing a four course meal! Instead, opt for easy-to-make Easter dishes like baked ham, casserole, meatloaf or roast chicken. Click here for 50 budget-friendly Easter recipes that your family will surely enjoy!
Host a potluck. When in doubt – ask everyone to bring dish to pass! Not only are potlucks a great way to save time and money, but it’s always interesting to see what everyone decides to bring. It’s a perfect way to blend everyone’s food preferences into one tasty meal.