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4th of July Party on a Budget!

I love to throw parties and when ever I can I will, but no matter how you slice it or dice it, parties can get a little out of hand in the price department.  I just hosted a 4th of July party where I had about 20 in attendance.  I made all my decorations with mostly what I had on hand already in my craft room and shopped the ads for the food.   We kept it simple with burgers and dogs.  For cocktails I found a really good pre-made margarita mix at Costco for $11 a bottle (Kirkland brand).  A friend over asked if I had Grand Marne on hand and she added a shot of that to each “rita” and WOW were they good!



I put American Flags that I got on clearance last year in this jar and added a tag I made from my Cricut Celebrations cartridge (3 inches). Paper was from Die Cuts with A View Summer Stacker


Label was made from Cricut Storybook Cartridge (2 inches)

I wrapped these tin pails I had from a previous party with some patriotic material I found at Jo-Ann’s at 75% off.  I also used this same material for table runners.

I made these stars from Plantain Cricut cartridge the star is 2 .5 inches and the layer star is 2 inches.  I added little “pom-poms” to the center and attached with hot glue to 2 inch white tin pails I had from a previous party.

I made the Pom-Pom by using a method I found online.  The only thing I did do, is I layered different colored paper to get the multi-colored effect.   They were so easy to make.  I did use zip ties instead of stapling the center.  That seemed to work amazing!

For my tables I wrapped the kiddie tables in brown butcher paper and then wrapped the star garland on both ends.  I cut the table runner to fit and taped down with painters tape.


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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