I thought I would add something to iSpend's little post below. There is no better way to save than by starting with party expenses. I have been to several house parties in New York (they do exist!) in which the host has obviously spend hundreds of dollars on building materials from Home Depot to make the infamous beer pong table. This is a waste. Simply take your door off the hinges and lay is accross the table you never use for actually eating. Your table might not look like this, but when your 6 beers deep who really cares, anyway?