This weekend somehow became one incredibly expensive weekend. Here is the damage:
Friday night – went out for a girls’ night out. Dinner and drinks ran me about $80.
Saturday – bought a new BBQ grill. Goodbye $200. We’re planning on having a pool party on Saturday so we had to buy some supplies for it. Spent $50 at Target. Had to buy some cat supplies too so spent $65 at Petsmart. Went to Home Depot and bought more household stuff for another $65.
Saturday night – Went to dinner with my sister for her birthday. Gave her $150 for her birthday plus dinner for $110.
Sunday – finally didn’t spend any money!
This weekend ended up costing me about $720. I know it was an unusual weekend, both with a big purchase (that we had planned on getting) and my sister’s birthday but it’s still more than I like to spend, especially when I didn’t really budget for it. I’ve been way more relaxed with budgeting which means purchases like these happen “unexpectedly”.
My next big expense is Saturday because we’re throwing that pool party – I still need to buy all the food. I plan to hit Costco and stock up on hot dogs and everything because there will be about 30 people there. I have to say, I love having parties but I really do hate the expenses behind them. I usually do it potluck style so I don’t have to buy that much but this time I decided to change it up…and now I forget why I did that.
Do you throw parties often? How do you deal with the expenses?