Dining in

Entertain friends at home on special occasions rather than in restaurants. Try a progressive dinner, or take your guests on a trip or picnic. Others will remember a special occasion by what they do, not by how much the meal cost.

There are hundreds of ways to make an evening entertaining. Friends want your company, not expensive gourmet meals.

Organise a neighbourhood bonfire night – complete with sausage sizzle and effigies.