By Sarah McMinn Cheapism.com
Friday, February 7 marks the opening of the the 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. As the resort city finishes preparations for the opening ceremony, consider our affordable yet gold-medal-worthy suggestions for hosting your own Russian-themed Olympics viewing party.
Despite an initial budget of $12 billion, the cost of this year's Winter Olympics has skyrocketed to a jaw-dropping $51 billion. Fortunately, such excess isn't necessary when planning your own special event. Fine hospitality is a long-standing Russian tradition, and attention to details will get you into the spirit without sacrificing any thrift.
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Food. In lieu of a traditional sit-down dinner of borscht, beef stroganoff, and plum vareniki, serve an ample selection of appetizers, which is less costly and lower stress than a full meal.
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