To have a truly great time with your friends on a night out, you might want to begin by taking some planning and preparedness into account. Some of you might think that this is no way to have fun and that plans need to be spontaneous and you do not have to get so much prep put in before hand, but when you become an adult you will find that having some planning go into things can make a night out equally fun for everyone and that it helps set good expectations that can be met beforehand. No one coming into a plan should have to worry about feeling a little cheated or annoyed when the night is about to end. So in this article we will talk a little bit about some of the best ways to plan a night out in advance.
So first things first, choose a setting and a theme. By this we do not mean that you have to plan something like a 70s themed party, rather choose a level of formality or informality that the plan will have and generally have a rough idea of how much everyone invited should be dressing up. Next you will want to make sure that the place you are all going to is well within the budgets of everyone involved. Throw around a few possibilities and see how everyone feels about where you can get dinner. Finally come prepared for the dinner by making sure you can easily calculate a shared tip for the table. A lot of people feel cheated when a bill comes for the food and someone who has had more does not pay as much, or only one person ends up paying for the entire tip and no one pitches in.