I love almost everything about parties--the invitations, the decorations, the food, the friends and family that get together to celebrate but the one thing I don't like is how expensvie a celebration can become! This is an amazing party that Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations did on a budget
Celebrating 4th of July on a Budget
• A cake, cupcakes or dessert does not need to be the focal point in the middle of the table. She used awhite beverage jar to make it the focal point.
She decided not to buy desserts such as cookies, cupcakes, or cake pops because it can get very expensive, but instead used fruit which is was way more affordable.
4 clear star dishes from Dollar Tree ($4)
Red and white tootsie rolls ($3)
2 bags of "flag" mints from Dollar Tree ($2)
"Red vines" ($1) and wrapped them with flag ribbon purchased at Hobby Lobby for 90% off last year. It helps to buy things after each holiday when they go on clearance.
All the mason jars are from Goodwill. $3.50 for all of them
The patriotic straws inside the jars are from the Dollar Tree ($1)
The little flags are from Target --3 of them for $1
The red jars next to the white beverage jar are from Hobby Lobby. Clearance aisle for $1.25 each
The roses in the mason jars are from the Dollar Tree
Wrapped 2 cans of soup with patriotic scrapbook paper to set the little red jars on top
She made her own pennant banners from scrapbook paper. If you don't want to make your own, you can purchase them at A To Zebra Celebrations.
Brilliant idea to use a cookie cutter to cut out the watermelon!
All the little tags, signs, and party circles are a FREE download from Paper & Pigtails. You can download them here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/5oq3itg8jbfkkcw/July4thPrintables.zip
What a beautiful party and NO one would ever guess this was done on a budget!
Total for this party was less than $80.
Photos done by Jamie Lynn Photography
A to Zebra Celebrations can be found here:
What are your 4th of July plans?