Spring Entertaining on a Budget

Fresh flowers around the house, bright seasonal vegetables on your plate, green things popping up — spring is a time to celebrate! Luckily there’s no need to break the bank while entertaining friends and family for Easter, Passover or other spring festivities. Here are our favorite money-saving tips for spring parties.


1. Plan to Save

  • Make your shopping list in advance so you stay within your budget. Build your list online or with the Whole Foods Market® app.

  • Also on our app, find the latest, greatest sales and digital coupons* to use in the store. With just a few taps, you’re on your way to big savings. They are just one of many ways you can save — find printable coupons and local sales on our website too.

2. Shop Smart

  • Befriend your butcher and fishmonger. They’ll share the right cuts at the right price and other ways to save.

  • Get discounted pricing on most items — such as everyday beverages — when you buy a full case. Ask at Customer Service for details.

  • Cut your costs in half. If you want only half a melon, fish fillet, piece of cheese or loaf of fresh bread, we’re happy to provide just the half you want.

  • We cut hundreds of cheeses to order, so buy just what you need for cheese plates and recipes.

  • Shop our salad bar when you’re looking for small amounts of veggies for a recipe. No waste and save time! Ingredients are pre-washed, pre-chopped and often organic.

3. Serve More, Save More

  • Pass on plated dinners and serve family-style. It allows you to serve a delicious variety of vegetable- and grain-based dishes that include just the right amount of meat, seafood and cheese. Find inspiration in our spring recipe collections.

  • One spiral-sliced ham is good for many meals and many people! Load the table with affordable and filling side dishes, salads and breads to ensure ham leftovers.

4. Buy Some, Make Some

  • Save time and still take credit by personalizing pre-made.

  • Offer lemonades, sparkling waters and fruit for mixing, matching and muddling.

  • Decorate store-bought desserts such as cupcakes or a sheet cake with beautiful berries. Learn how easy it is!

Get Cooking!

These budget-friendly spring recipes are big on flavor and sure to impress.

Shrimp with Pineapple-Ginger Dipping Sauce Recipe

Celery-Parsley Soup Recipe

Vegan Deviled "Eggs" Recipe

Lemon Tarragon Smoked Salmon Spread Recipe

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble Recipe

Sweet and Sour Roasted New Potatoes Recipe

Leek and Potato Gratin with Smoked Salmon and Brie Recipe

Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast Recipe

Spring Sparkler Recipe

What’s your favorite money-saving party trick?

*Digital coupons are valid for in-store shopping at U.S. stores only.

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