Americans will spend more than $3 BILLION on food and drinks for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Here are five tips to help you save money if you’re hosting a party for the Big Game this weekend . . .
1. Make it a potluck or BYOB. It’s not only a great way to save money, it also helps you get a wider variety of food and drinks at the party.
2. Look for sales. Rather than planning your menu and then looking in grocery store ads to see which items on your list are on sale, plan your entire menu based on what’s discounted.
3. Buy in bulk. Warehouse stores like Costco are a great place to pick up things like burger patties, hot dogs, buns, chips, and especially alcohol.
4. Use a slow cooker. It allows you to buy tougher, cheaper cuts of meat that will soften as they cook slowly over several hours. A big pot of chili would only cost you a few bucks, but it’ll make enough servings to last most of the game.
5. Go for homemade snacks over prepared food. It’s EASIER to buy sandwich and veggie platters from the grocery store . . . but that convenience comes at a price. A pre-made platter can end up costing you two or three times as much as making it yourself.
We’re entering company holiday party season, and all the landmines and bad decisions that come with it. Or GREAT DECISIONS, depending on your perspective.
According to a new survey, 39% of people say they’ve made out with a coworker at the company holiday party. And a lot of those people were married or in a serious relationship with someone else when they did it.
And it looks like lots of people will have the opportunity to make that mistake again this year. 89% of companies say they’re having some kind of holiday party, which is up from 85% last year.
65% of them will serve alcohol . . . and only 30% are open to people bringing their spouse or a guest.
(Daily Mail / Battalia Winston)
It’s okay if you’re not a huge fan of Halloween. Just don’t ruin it for the rest of us. According to a new survey, here are the top six ways people take the fun out of Halloween . . .
- Showing up to a costume party in regular clothes. You can get away with it if it’s a kids’ party. But if it’s a party for adults, either wear a costume or stay home.
- Not answering the door for trick-or-treaters. At least leave your porch light off, so they don’t waste their time.
- Refusing to let your kids eat ANY candy. And pretty much everyone thinks it’s lame to hand out non-candy items to OTHER kids, like little bags of popcorn or pencils.
- Refusing to carve a pumpkin. Or refusing to even buy them, because you think it’s a waste of money.
- Refusing to watch a scary movie. Even if you think they’re lame, this is the one time of year you need to get over it.
- Constantly talking about how much you hate Halloween. Again, it’s fine if it’s not your favorite holiday. Just try not to ruin it for everyone else.
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The most important rule for a Super Bowl party is to always make sure there’s enough food and booze. But here are four other tips that aren’t so obvious . . .
- Tell people to get there early. If they all show up five minutes before the game, they won’t have time to relax and hang out. So tell them they can come an hour or two before kickoff if they want.
- Have more than one TV set up. If you’ve got a lot of people coming, you might even want two in your living room so everyone isn’t crowded around the same TV. And having one you can see from the kitchen is also nice.
- Play games and hand out prizes. It might sound lame, but it makes it more fun for the people who don’t actually care about football. You can print out Super Bowl bingo cards for free. Or just google “Super Bowl party games” if you need ideas.And if you want to gamble, the Super Bowl squares thing is always popular. That’s where you draw a grid . . . everyone gets numbers . . . and you win money based on the score at the end of each quarter. Download Superbowl Squares PDF here
- Have a football on hand. A lot of people still like the tradition of going outside at halftime and throwing it around.
(International Business Times)