Fourth of July Party

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…..

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The invites were simple. Paper, ribbon, and a paper decoration tag from pebbles in my pocket.

 

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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.

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I hung them with fishing line.

ImageThis year they have a couple different styles of paper lanterns this year. But the key to getting the cute styles is going now!

ImageI bought the cupcakes at Walmart.(5 dollars)

Image$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.

ImageThese glass dishes are at dollar tree! We used them not only for guacamole but mayo, ketchup, mustard, and relish.

ImageRed Shasta soda ($1) and the star ice cube holder made star ice.

ImageMy mom made this jello! Not only was it cute but it is delicious!

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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.

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The bags I got were from zurchers for 1.50

ImageWe 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.

ImageAll this was from the dollar store. Mint taffy at all the tables. The star dish and table topper are from dollar tree.

ImageAll the tin buckets were used to take more candy home at the end. 

ImageOutside 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.

ImageFor four stands of lights it took four garlands. $4 

ImageMy 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.

ImageAt 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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer party

This was a dinner I did in the summer. It’s cheap but cute with bright colors perfect for the upcoming summer. It would be great for a youth dinner also.

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If you have a real plant as a center piece you can give it as a gift at the end of the dinner.

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The cups were 4 for a dollar, plates 4 for a dollar, 2 dollar plant one dollar tub, ribbon I had, and two 1 dollar serving plates. Total of 9 dollars. I loved the colors. They had a lot of cute summer stuff at the dollar store.

Dinner Party

I love to have dinner parties and some are really nice and some are pretty casual but this is one of the more put together dinners. It’s simple. First off Costco is a great place to get flowers so you can definitely find flowers that you can use that are within your budget. Once you have the colors of flowers you want you build from them there. The vases were filled with sliced lemons and limes. It had a fresh look. And colored napkins and your ready to go!Image