Organize a one-dish gathering
This will be a great idea to invite your friends over for a party. Normally, it is the host that usually suffers at a gathering, financially that is. If you are the host, you will have to arrange for the drinks, food and entertainment.
The burden however will be relatively less if your friends bring a dish with them at the party. A good example would be two friends bringing in pizza and drinks while you arrange the entertainment.
Buy Wine from the internet
If you buy wine from a liquor store, it will be extremely expensive. Buying online is usually cheaper if you get a good rate on shipping. Also, make sure that you buy from a renowned store so that you get the original one.
Buying things in bulk may be overall a good deal for you. You can buy bread or items such as salt and pepper in bulk. They can use the things over a certain period of time which would certainly trim the budget.
Watch movie at home
Instead of going out for a movie with friends, buying expensive tickets and bearing the expense of transport, you can bring a DVD.
You can invite friends and family at home and watch a TV show or movie on your television. Also, you can find free movies on the internet which will also erase the expense of buying the DVD.
You will have the choice of stopping the movie for dinner and resuming it when you are done.