Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party on the Cheap!

This season, follow our tips on how to throw a fuss-free, wallet-friendly and fun holiday party on a budget. (9 Photos)

Maggie Shi on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:35AM

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Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party on the Cheap!

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Cut back on splurge ingredients and substitute cheaper options. For example, buy domestic prosciutto instead of imported (it can be a $10 per pound difference at some grocery stores), or domestic parmesan instead of parmigiano-reggiano (which can cost as much as $5 more per pound). If you're making mulled wine, pick up a budget (but still drinkable) bottle; it'll get doctored up with sugar and spices anyway, so there's no need to spend big bucks on something high-quality.

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