I am the social chair for my graduate program and I host a monthly social hour for grad students to get together and have some drinks. I serve beer, wine and soda but we're working on a low budget. I usually plan for around 50 people and have done chips, pretzels, and usually a cheese plate. The cheese is a hit. With the alcohol, I usually get to spend around 200 dollars. I love being hostess and I love to cook, but is hard to do on a budget for that many people. Plus, I don't have a ton of time to put things together considering I'm a student. Any ideas for any easy to throw together snacks/appetizers/munchies that aren't going to break the bank? Thanks for the suggestions!