We all like to get together with friends. But doing that frequently sure can add up cost wise. Why not get together with your friends at your own homes. Make it a potluck movie or game night. Where the host provides the drinks, game or movie and everyone else brings the food. This will spread the whole cost among all the people coming and you can all relax a bit more at friends houses instead of when you’re out and about with lots of strangers. By rotating hosts no one person/couple is forced to always do the last minute cleaning for people coming over and when its your turn to host you will have the push you need to get your house cleaned. I think this is a win win.