SLIDESHOW: Throw a New Year's Party for Less
6. Eat as a family.
If your party involves a sit down meal, make sure it's family-style, meaning everyone eats the same simple dish. Spaghetti, lasagna and a hearty stew are good options because they're cheap to buy, easy to make and everyone loves them. Also, all of these dishes will fill stomachs, minimizing (though not eliminating) drunken embarrassments later in the evening.