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Get the party stared for less with DIY canapes and decor to cut costs this New Year’s Eve


IT’S time to crack open the bubbly – and I’ve got some corking ways to save you cash this New Year.

The big night is here and I’m getting ready to throw a bash that will welcome 2020 in style.

 Get the party stared for less with DIY canapes and decor to cut costs this New Year's Eve

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Get the party stared for less with DIY canapes and decor to cut costs this New Year’s EveCredit: Shutterstock

There are loads of ways you can cut back on spending while planning your party.

Here are my top tips . . .

I’ll drink to that: Head to Morrisons for cut-price alcohol.

There’s a two-for-£10 deal on wine and a two-for- £16 offer on crates of beer.

La Gioiosa prosecco is now £7.50 instead of £10.

Or buy Gordon’s Special Dry London Gin, down from £16 to £13, and add juice and lemonade for punch. SAVE: £3 on gin.

Food, glorious food: For canapes, cut Tesco Finest’s Italian salami or Buffalo mozzarella and tomato pizza, £4.50, into small squares and put pieces of Sainsbury’s £2.50 rump steak on skewers.

For crostinis, puree Asda’s 69p peas, spread over toasted slices of Sainsbury’s 85p baguette and add herbs — cheaper than M&S’s £20 luxury canape selection. SAVE: £11.46 on canapes.

Look the party: Take advantage of Tesco’s five-for-four deal on decorations, such as balloons, napkins and plates.

Party Pieces has a decorating kit for £9.99, compared with Party Packs’ £29.94 version. SAVE: £19.95 on a decorating kit.

Game on: At The Works, boardgames Logo and Articulate are both down from £32.99 to £20.

Or why not try a traditional party game?

Play “end of year questions”, where guests write down embarrassing moments or achievements from 2019 and you guess who it is. SAVE: £12.99 on board game.

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Tune in: Spotify has great party playlists.

Get a three-month free trial of Premium to avoid ads. It is worth £10.99 a month, but remember to cancel it.

If you are not bothered about adverts, look up playlists on YouTube. SAVE: £10.99 on Spotify.

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Cheap treat

 Get M&M’s Peanut More To Share pouch from Tesco for just £2

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Get M&M’s Peanut More To Share pouch from Tesco for just £2

GRAB an M&M’s Peanut More To Share pouch from Tesco for just £2, usually £2.50.

SAVE: 50p

Sun Savers Fiver

LINDA GREENFIELD, of Gravesend, Kent, says: “I’m saving my Sun Savers fivers to spend on a cruise for our 40th wedding anniversary.”

  • Share your Savers fiver stories at sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here. Please include your name and town.

Top swap

 Muller Corner vanilla yoghurt with chocolate balls is 68p in most supermarkets

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Muller Corner vanilla yoghurt with chocolate balls is 68p in most supermarkets

SWITCH your Muller Corner vanilla yoghurt with chocolate balls, above, which is 68p in most supermarkets, for Asda’s own-brand chocolate balls split pot yoghurt, below, costing 37p.

SAVE: 31p

 Asda’s own-brand chocolate balls split pot yoghurt costs only 37p

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Asda’s own-brand chocolate balls split pot yoghurt costs only 37p

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Shop and save

 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges are currently £1 at Morrisons

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Terry’s Chocolate Oranges are currently £1 at Morrisons

ENJOY one last festive treat with Terry’s Chocolate Orange, currently £1 at Morrisons but usually £2.
SAVE: £1

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Reader’s saving tip

MARY COOK, of Gainsborough, Lincs, says: “Buy a cheap cutlery tray for your make-up. It will cost a fraction of the price you would pay for a vanity case.”

Share your suggestions at sun savers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here. Please include your name and town.

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Then, opt in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.

The next big giveaway is on Saturday, November 30 – perfect for making it a Christmas to remember.

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