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.