Frugal fun for the 4th

This cute site had some great ideas for the 4th of July that won’t break the bank!!  


It’s great to be 8!!!!

Hey Everyone! I’m sorry I have been gone for so long. This is what has happened. I had a beautiful baby boy in September. After that you have a lot of Holiday fun stuff. After the Holiday we took our kids to Disneyland and when we got back my husband lost his job to a buy out. So to say the least we have been a little busy. Luckily for us my husband found and started a job 2 weeks after he lost his job so he is now somewhere that he absolutely loves! So the reason I told you this is because When my daughter turned 8 I really had to figure out how to do it with a ZERO budget. So here we go.

My daughter turned 8 and in our faith you are the privilege to be baptized. So my awesome little girl made the choice to be baptized.


This is my dress from when I was baptized. She loved it and it has that vintage flare that is in right now. I lucked out there.


Now here you have it! These were the table decorations. The door store frames were wood. I could of painted them but with all the stress at the time we kept it simple and cute. The mini picture holders were in a pack of 4 for 2.99 at hobby lobby and we had 4 tables to it was perfect. I cut the flowers out with a cricket machine that my mom has. The paper for the whole decorations for the party was 7.99. I bought it at a scrapbook warehouse.


I absolutely love this banner. This is NOT my idea. I found it on pinterest.¬† This is a printable party set. I didn’t have a printer that worked at the moment and didn’t have money to fix it so I had to make it from the pack of paper that I bought. My mom’s cricket machine saved my life. It turned out even better than I thought.


Here is it up close so you can see it’s layered.


Dessert! I got donuts and made them into 8s. I made it pretty simple with cupcakes, cake, pudding cups, and cake bites. the glitter 8 was .50 cents because the stick was broken. It was an easy fix.


I love the cake bites. I had a flower cupcake tin and it made all these cute flowers. The glaze is just powder sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add a little food coloring and you have different color frosting to eat with your cake.

The other big money saver is all the help I got from my family.They were such a huge help in a crappy and wonderful time. We had such an amazing time celebrating my daughter and I hope you enjoy.