The Average Party Has 12 Guests, Requires 10 Hours of Work, and Costs $197

Are you the person in your friend group who’s always the one making plans and hosting parties?  If so, it might be costing you a lot of money . . .

Are you the person in your friend group who's always the one making plans and hosting parties?  If so, it might be costing you a lot of money . . .
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A new survey found the average party has 12 guests . . . takes about 10 hours of work . . . and costs almost $200 to put on.

The ten hours include 2 hours and 5 minutes of planning . . . 2 hours of shopping . . . 2 hours and 4 minutes to set up . . . 2 hours and 7 minutes of cooking . . . and 1 hour and 58 minutes to clean everything up.

The average party costs $196.77.  That includes $67 on alcohol . . . $71 on food . . . and just under $60 on decorations.

Obviously, if friends pitch in or bring stuff, then not all of it falls on one person.  But the survey found that when you tell people it’s BYOB, only 45% actually bring alcohol.  And if you pay for a lot of parties yourself, it adds up.

The average host throws about seven parties a year.  And if they pay for all of it, that adds up to $1,423 . . . or about $119 a month.

(More information and interesting stats here: NY Post)