Dec 16, 2010

Potluck Dinner (Fail?)

My roommate hosted a party last night, and man... sh*t's expensive! I think I grossly underestimated the costs involved, and unfortunately didn't budget nearly enough. I spent $50 on food, and L spent $50 on alcohol... for a POTLUCK dinner. As in, the kind where other people are supposed to bring everything. We were so worried about not running out of anything that we ended up WAY overprepared. Some of the food we didn't even put out because we forgot we had it, and didn't need it anyway.

I mean, don't get me wrong, the party was awesome and so much fun! I liked playing hostess, it was really fun to have everyone together and make sure everyone's happy and full and having fun. I don't really regret it at all, but I do regret the bill a little bit. I sorta wish I hadn't spent so much! But I guess, a lesson was definitely learned.

What kind of holiday shenanigans are you guys up to?


Girl Makes Cents said...

Hopefully it's all things that can be saved as leftovers. Alcohol never goes bad!

Ginger said...

Ahh yes. The art of food budgeting is a hard one to master!

I also love hosting events for my friends and have a tendency to overspend and have more stuff than needed. I guess it's the Girl Guide in me... always be prepared!

I think that with time and more events it will become easier to gauge just how much booze and food is needed... at least I hope so!

I'll be posting about my recent dinner party shortly, check it out and see how I did!

ashley said...

Yeah it's definitely a skill I need to learn. And yeah, most of the leftovers my roommate and I split to take home to our families before we left for break. So I guess it turned out ok.