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Come May it feels like all of the events happen. We’re receiving invitations and making plans for mother’s day, graduations, weddings, end-of-school events, etc. It can be stressful and expensive, so we’ve compiled an informal guide to the resourceful (and unconventional) tips we’ve accumulated from throwing events of all sizes.

1. Look to your local import stores - Every city and most towns have emporiums of assorted goods such as clothes, party favors, etc. For fun (and cheap) favors such as piñatas and gift bags, look for stores in the multicultural areas of your city to find a variety of throwback party favors.

2. You can look like money (even if you don’t have much) - Whether you’re looking for a more casual party dress or formal wear, keep in mind cheaper alternatives like consignment shops and even online rental sites like Rent the Runway. For less than $100 designer labels like Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller can have you looking very ~fancy~ (and no one knows you rented it).

3. The best things are the most unexpected (and the cheapest)

A lot of you reading this blog are likely crafty types who already have some fun ways to create unexpected touches. There are lots of ways to make a party memorable without spending a lot. Buy a piñata and stuff it with summery things like saltwater taffy or, for over 21 fun, mini liquor bottles. We love times a million this paper flower photo booth from Oh Happy Day. It’s a pretty easy endeavor, and items around the house can be used as photo props.

Happy May (and Cinco de Mayo!) and we hope all your parties are smashing/fancy/fabulous affairs.

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