Every Year we have a 4th of July party for our families and neighbors. We always have a good time! Last year we had 47 people so I had to make it awesome and cute. So here it goes…..
The invites were simple. Paper, ribbon, and a paper decoration tag from pebbles in my pocket.
Dollar tree had these cute lanterns that I loved and I had to use. They are battery operated so you can light them up. The stars are foam from dollar tree. It comes 6 in a pack. Red, white, and blue in one pack.
I hung them with fishing line.
This year they have a couple different styles of paper lanterns this year. But the key to getting the cute styles is going now!
I bought the cupcakes at Walmart.(5 dollars)
$2.50 for mini cupcakes. We had hotdogs, chips and dip, potato salad, macaroni salad, fruit salad, and jello. The squeeze its were 6 for 2.50 at Walmart.
These glass dishes are at dollar tree! We used them not only for guacamole but mayo, ketchup, mustard, and relish.
Red Shasta soda ($1) and the star ice cube holder made star ice.
My mom made this jello! Not only was it cute but it is delicious!
So instead of doing treat bags we had candy! I got all this candy from Winco. Winco has barrels of stuff and you buy it by the ounce or pound. For all the candy it was 10 dollars. Starting the end of may they get the red,white, and blue candy.
I got all the glass jars I had and filled them up.
The bags I got were from zurchers for 1.50
We sat some chairs inside and some out. It was really got that day so we figured we had to have sitting inside with the AC. Once again it was dollar store table cloths to the rescue.
All this was from the dollar store. Mint taffy at all the tables. The star dish and table topper are from dollar tree.
All the tin buckets were used to take more candy home at the end.
Outside we had hanging lanterns and lights wrapped in red white and blue garland that made it really sparkle at night. I wish I had a better camera at that time but this is going to have to do.
For four stands of lights it took four garlands. $4
My lame attempt at trying to capture how cool looking it was. The teenagers had me keep it us so they could use it for a date. lol.
At the end of the night it was 45 minutes of awesome fireworks. Black cat band are pretty awesome but you gotta try a TNT firework called the Mexican Wave. We try to get a variety.
Well there you have it! We had a blast and I hope you can to. The Grand total for food and decorations for 47 people was $101.68!