Going to a baseball game can be expensive when you add in the ticket, parking, food, and drinks; multiply that by the number of people in your family. Wowza! Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars to go to a game, throw an in-home viewing party for your friends and family. We have the four things you need to focus on to pitch a home run party on a budget.
Keep everyone fed, and they will be happy. Food may be the most important thing when it comes to any sport viewing party. Go the simple route and have every person bring a baseball-themed item. Stadium food, such as hot dogs and popcorn, can be very inexpensive, leaving no individual paying for the bulk of the menu. Feeling more adventurous? Make food that is inspired by the teams that are playing. For instance, if the Red Sox are playing, serve clam chowder, if the Royals are playing, serve BBQ. And don’t forget the snacks!
Make sure to provide drinks for all ages. Check your local circulars to find deals on sodas, juices, and beer. Purchasing alcohol for a large group can be expensive. Make the party BYOB or designate a few people to bring the booze.
Take a head count of who is coming beforehand to make sure you have enough seats for everyone to view the game. If you don’t have enough seating, ask your friends to bring their own folding chairs. Your little ones will only watch part of the game, so put them on the floor, and when they have had enough baseball, have them play in the other room. Remember to rearrange seating, so everyone has a great view of the TV.
Hit the dollar store for plates and silverware. Buy items that show off your team colors. If you want to go all out and decorate your house, try to utilize things you may have lying around the house. Did your kids play in little league? Grab their old gear as props. Head over to our Pinterest board for additional inspiration on decor you can make yourself.
By throwing your own viewing party, you save money, dismiss traffic, and relax in softer seats, so start inviting people over today!