How To Host A Great Night In

Thursday, September 15, 2016

It's safe to say that everyone loves to save a little bit of money here and there. It can sometimes feel like all we ever do is spend to live - and that's even without indulging in some of life's little pleasures. One of these such pleasures is meeting your friends for good food and drink. Whether it's a school reunion or a girls night out, unfortunately an event like this can often come with a hefty price tag. A new outfit, cab rides, dinner at a restaurant, expensive bars... the whole evening adds up. This is partially the reason why more and more people these days are choosing to entertain in the comfort of their own homes. But where would you even begin with hosting a dinner party evening in your home? Well, the local store is a good place to start. Here's how you can host a fun evening in for you and your friends, and why it doesn't have to break the bank. 

Good food doesn't have to be gourmet 

$50 for a steak fillet? Unless you're hosting a Michelin Star chef, think about whether your friends will really be able to tell the difference. High end butcheries can rip you off, especially if they realise you're not entirely sure what you are looking for. Instead, visit the meat counter at your local superstore. The staff working there are highly trained in their products, and you will still be able to walk away with a prized cut of meat. Your wallet just won't take as much of a hit. Visit websites such as to take a look at product prices before you leave for the store. 

Get some fun party decor

Okay, so you might not be going to a super fancy restaurant for your dinner. But that doesn't mean to say you can't give your kitchen the luxury treatment for the night. Thankfully, many major supermarkets now have a great homewear section that also includes disposable party goodies. If you have a feeling the night might end up getting a little wild, don't serve your guests drinks in your expensive glasses. Instead, stock up on disposable cups for your guests to use after the meal. Less hassle than having to wash glasses all night, and much safer too. 

Dress to impress

Another benefit of staying in rather than going out is that you don't need to be fixated on your appearance. Of course, every girl loves dressing up from time to time. But after a while, you may just want a casual night in with friends where you're not having to powder your nose every five minutes, or walk around in heels. However, if you do fancy a different outfit to truly make you the hostess with the mostess, don't head straight for the designer websites. Many supermarkets have now developed their own clothing ranges perfect for the shopper on a budget. Granted, you probably won't end up with anything exceedingly luxe. But, if you can pick up a cute new outfit for under $25, who's complaining?

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