To save money on the holiday meal:
- Have a potluck meal. Even if you aren't having a potluck meal and someone offers to bring a dish, accept their offer!
- Rotate holidays--if you had Easter last year, find someone else to take a turn.
- Host an Easter brunch rather than a formal dinner (breakfast foods are a lot cheaper).
- If you must go out to eat, save money by moving your celebration to Saturday instead of Sunday.
- Don't go nuts on toys/candy/trinkets for the kids. I'm limiting myself to $10.00 per basket.
- Don't worry about fillers like that plastic Easter grass. It's messy and unnecessary.
I got the Little Guy and Little Miss's basket at 90% off after last Easter for a cost of $0.99 each. The bunny ears were also 90% off, making them only $0.19. Score!
PS. Did you know that I'm available for public speaking? Neither did I! As it turns out, I am able and willing to speak with community groups. Kaneland WINS invited me to speak at their meeting today, and they got an abbreviated version of my "Live Well, Spend Less" class. Thanks to Kaneland WINS for a fun lunch! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.