Just so Ya Know, Throwing a Dinner Party is Gonna Cost You About 200 Bucks

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 . . .

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.

(NY Post)

RJ

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