There are very many occasions worth celebrating every fiscal year, even for teens. Talk about the holidays and birthdays, yours and your friend’s, which come and go. There has always been the need to celebrate most of these occasions every year, no matter how much money goes down the drain into planning and execution of events. The biggest expense goes into catering for the parties and celebrations. If you can manage to cut on those costs, then your parties will be a little less heavy on the pockets and a little more enjoyable for you as well.
Everybody agrees that the catering business is here to stay and that the price dictated by them is non-negotiable. However, it is possible to get your way round it. For instance, start looking for wholesale catering supplies well before the day of the party. Start by looking around your home and span out as far as you can go. The more urban the location of the store, the more expensive your supplies are going to be. The reason why you should go wholesale instead of retail is because first of all, there are going to be more than just 3 people at the party. You will require many more plates and cups than just the number coming in for the celebration. Secondly, wholesale buying cuts off quite a bit of the expense as well because suppliers tend to give more discount when their products are bought off in bulk than in single pieces. For these reasons, I think wholesale catering is the right direction to look in instead of retail. The cost savings will be tremendous.
If you fail to find a nearby wholesale caterer who can help you, don’t lose hope. This can happen probably because you are looking around the wrong time of the day or there’s simply no one nearby who can help you with your catering needs. This is not the last resort however, because there’s a new market that opened up not very long ago and anybody can access it. The internet is what comes in handy at this time as well. Search for suppliers online and you may even get better rates than your nearby stores. It is not surprising that online shopping turns out to be a little cheaper than store-to-store shopping because the costs are quite different, but this could play towards being an advantage for you as well in terms of saving cost. A little tip on online shopping; if you can avoid the delivery cost and go pick it up yourself (if the outlet is nearby) then do so because your ultimate aim is to reduce your spending.
Being a party planner is no easy thing, but some people have it just in them to organize parties and celebrations for everyone. If you are one of those people and you are looking for a way to cut on spending for each party you organize (either it’s your business or your friends are chipping in), then looking into wholesale catering is not a bad idea.
And who said teenagers couldn’t be productive??