For families who are so busy, having a simple lunch together is one of the most valuable social tools once a week. It gives way to experience and learn of how the week goes; there are wonderful days, so as sad days. If you have a family of the 5 and the other family members like your brothers or sisters who got 3-5 members as well, you might double think about hosting it, because you are anxious whether you can pull it off on a low budget.
Never ever stress yourself in thinking of what is the best food to serve or offer. Stop over thinking; always remember you are capable of doing things.
Here are three (3) strategies that can definitely help you:
- Plan the meal around the supermarket flyer
Fairly than sweating out on hosting a big and expensive family lunch, look for the grocery flyer a week beforehand. Make it your goals to use as much as you can from this helpful flyer to prepare the meals you will serve for the whole family. This can achieve two goals at the same time. First, it ensures that your expenses are going to be low, because most of what you are going to buy are on sale, and most of the items are actually loss leaders. Second, the additional constraint of trying to use mostly entirely on sale, that way you can be creative and your guest will be surprised.
- Have a themed potluck
This way it will intrigued your guest, it is one of the most spectacular idea for having a low cost lunch party, and there is no harm on asking them to bring on of their specialty that will complement the themed potluck lunch. That way you can learn what the most meaningful dishes they have are and that they wanted to share it with the whole family.
- Focus on something aside from the food
Prepare games for the kids to enjoy; it’s not just about the food you will serve but the memory for the kids and adults that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Remember the food is not always the centerpiece of every party, but simply it is the nourishment for the rest of the afternoon to come.
Remember, you want this to be as memorable as possible, and you want to be a good host for your family. The goal is to have fun and the experiences that will live on your kids and they are the one spending time with their cousins like the old days when you are present. Live in the tradition and keep it simple yet memorable for the next generation to cherish.