Anonymous, Auckland.

RE: dinner parties and BBQ evenings. I have lots of bread for people to eat because it is filling an cheap. Sausages are the main meat which sounds a bit boring but I make it interesting by having different flavours for people to try. For drinks we have lots of water, and large bottles of drink rather than cans. We discourage alcoholic drinks by making it a BYO! Fortunately most of our friends also live off the smell of an oily rag so they go for the water and fizzy drink instead!