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When you want to have a great event, but you have to do it on a budget, you will want to make sure that you are finding ways to cut your expenses.  There are many different things that you will have to pay for and you will want to make sure that you are able to get all that you need with the money that you have set for the party.

The first thing that you will need to do is figure out what your budget is and what you need to do to stay on it. There are many ways that you can stray away from your budget and you will want to make sure that you stay on track and keep your budget in play.  Here are a few ideas when creating an event on a shoestring budget.

1. You will first want to find ways to save money. This is most important.  However you do not want to go too cheap if you do not have to.  You want to stay on the proposed budget and not take shortcuts that you do not have to.

2.  The next way to save money is to find all the friends and family members that you can to help you out with your party.  You do not want to have to hire people unless you have to.  If you can save money by having volunteers help, you should take advantage of it.

3.  Shop wisely.  You will want to try and bargain shop any time that you can. This will help you save money so that you can get the materials that you will need and not have to spend all of your budget on the things that you need. You will also want to shop as much as you can so that you can find the discounts that will help you with your shoestring budget.

4.  Donations are a great way to save money.  If you know someone that can help you with your party, you should ask them for a contribution. This will help you raise money that you find necessary to get the things done that you need. You will find that a lot of people like to help out for a good cause.  

5.  You need to find a location that will be very inexpensive. You want to get a location that will make your party great but also save you money in the long run.  You will want to make sure that you are first finding out if the location that you have is going to be the better place for the event.  You will want to shop around until you find the price that fits your budget as well as accommodates all your needs.

6. Make the food for your event. You need to have food and appetizers for your event.  You will find that you can save a lot of money for your budget when you decide to make the food.  Buying or having someone make everything for your event can sometimes be expensive.  You will want to make sure that you are allowing enough in your budget to get all the food that you need to make your event a great success.

7.  Advertising can take up a big part of your budget. You will want to try and get your event out there for the public to know about. However you will not want to over spend on your budget for this. You want to try and find inexpensive ways to get your event advertised.  You can use the local newspapers or make up your own flyers to hand out.  

8. There is nothing wrong with trying to make a deal with the things that you need. You will want to try and get the cheaper price for just about anything that you are going to need. This will be a good way for you to save money and get the better deal that will fit your shoestring budget.

9.  Ask for support from your community. You will want to try and find the support that you need to make your event happen. You can ask anyone that you know to help out as much as they can. This will give you a break and let you relax a little more when it comes time for the event to happen.

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