Suggest a fun idea to friends and it takes the pressure off to have an expensive soiree. Here are some neat ideas for enjoying a get-together for little more than £1 per head.
Thrifty ways to get together with friends…
1. Do brunch. Provide pancakes, sausage sandwiches and the rustle of scandal-filled Sunday papers… guests will love it.
2. The bring-a-dish dinner party. Make salads and a fruity punch, and ask friends to bring a starter, a main or a dessert.
3. ’70s cheese and wine. Ask guests to each bring one slice of fancy cheese and a bottle of wine. You provide crackers, pickles and soft drinks.
4. An old-fashioned tea party. Serve cake, scones, jam and cream on pretty charity-shop china.
5. Lounge karoake. Grown-ups may need a cocktail to get them in the mood to stretch their vocal chords but then try stopping them.
6. Anyone for jelly and ice-cream? Return to old-school, sticky fun. Grown-ups and kids can dress up in the St Trinian’s spirit…
7. Play it again, Sam. Grab a DVD, lower the lights and put on a spread of nibbles and popcorn.
Whether you’re having a grown-up party or a get-together with families, get the kids to use old crafty bits and pieces to improvise decorations, whether it’s with old Christmas cards, bits of coloured paper or even glittery candy wrappers. The homemade touch makes a party special in a down-to-earth way.
Pass it on – bargain nosh challenge
See if you and your friends can make a dish each with a budget of £5 or less, each.
>> Get inspiration from SuperSavvyMe’s articles by Economy Gastronomy.