The place I just moved into is small – really small. (I love it though!! – yes, you’ll see pictures soon-ish.) But what this really means is that I’m going to have a more difficult time throwing parties with large groups of people (+10). Anybody else have this problem? However, there are plenty of other places around town/ around the city where it’s possible to host parties, you just need to look!!
Learn a New Skill
This could mean find a shop that hosts wine tasting classes, or this could mean rent a limo and tour wine country for the afternoon.
Many places with dance lessons offer opportunities for group lessons, and the more people you invite, the cheaper it gets per person!
It is cheaper to just make a reservation rather than plan a party – they add in too many fees, especially if you’re just going to paint a small piece of pottery. Try to find a place that’s BYOB :)
If there is a bead shop around town, they probably offer a special on teaching you to actually make the jewellery. The more people they teach, the more people that will need beads.
There are all things that I don’t know THAT much about because I don’t do them very often, but they’re absolutely worth looking into. Call to find out about group rates, but keep in mind it may be more cost efficient to just make reservations so that they don’t add on fees for a large group. Like bowling. It always seems to be cheaper if you go bowling without associating it with a party.
You Can’t Ever Go Wrong With Food
Make Your Own Sushi
This might be a little bit expensive, but hey – it’s something you probably won’t get the chance to do very often. In Philadelphia, we used Madame Saito’s restaurant. She was incredibly nice and easy to work with.
Some specialty chocolate shops offer tasting menus, so call and ask!
Go To a Restaurant
Find a place that serves family style, or a BYOB, or a place that’s just fun (hibachi, fondue, etc) and have all of your friends meet up there!
On a Budget
Go to an Arcade
Dave and Busters has ridiculous specials. Also, the best part about this is it’s “spend what you want”, so if you have somebody who wants to hang out, but not spend too much money, they can easily keep it under $5 depending on the games they choose.
Go on a Potluck Picnic
When in doubt, choose your favorite public park to meet up. If everybody brings a dish it’ll be easy! Bring a few blankets, bring some card games, and bring a frisbee. Easy as pie :)