DH and I had some friends over last night and shared in a bit of frugal “potluck entertainment” with them.
One friend brought a movie. Another friend brought soda. Another friend brought chocolate chip cookies. We provided pizza and festive holiday bottles of grape juice (I couldn’t resist them!). We talked about our jobs, watched a movie, and then played video games for several hours. It was a lot of fun and everybody spent less than $10 to come.
Other ideas for cheap entertaining include:
-board game nights with friends
-video gaming nights with friends
-murder mystery nights with friends (we haven’t done this yet but hope to!)
-wine and cheese parties (everyone can bring one of each)
-cookie exchange parties (everyone brings several dozen of their own with recipes and then trades)
-pool parties (not recommended in the winter in cooler climates but usually someone has a pool, in our case it’s us, and it makes for a nice setting to have people over to visit during the summer)
Enjoy your friends without spending a bundle this holiday season!