Friday, June 26, 2009

Austerity Parties

I've got another post up at the Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op. It's about a cheap way of entertaining while celebrating and even embracing frugality. Click below to have a wander over there.

Have a great weekend, everyone.


Ellen said...

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Wendy said...

What a great article, and I think in my fantasy about what "poverty" will look like for me, this is it - lots of friends and good - mostly homegrown - food.

I don't think being poor has to equal being destitute, and I think your example shows that. I was poor in college, too, but I had a partner who liked to spend money and gave birth to two kids before I earned my degree. It was not fun, or cool, and too many times is was just plain hard. We all tried to live like we weren't poor. I wish we had had your sense ;).

5dollarsaday said...

Just today I was getting ready for a party at a friend's house and thinking that it would be fun to do an event where no one spends more than a certain amount on food. I would love to see what my gourmet friends would come up with!

Kate said...

Overworked Mom, thank you! I'm honored. I'll have to work this into a post sometime soon.

Wendy, I agree. I'm hopeful that the "ordinary poverty" Sharon Astyk foresees will look a lot like the good times I remember from my early adulthood.

5dollars, that's exactly the spirit of the austerity party. I hope you'll report on the even if you host one!