Summer party celebration ideas

Ahh...so memorial day, July 4th and Labor day are coming and so are the family bbq's and gatherings!  A great time of the year for me is the summer and I'm sure for you too

check out the All You money saving Holiday ideas!
http://www.allyou.com/budget-home/crafts/4th-of-july-crafts-00411000067485/?xid=hotdeals-news-062911

Some cost saving ideas are first and foremost coupon!  There are links to many coupons on my main page and if you go to coupons.com you will find many coupons for hotdogs, condiments, etc.



Get family members to contribute!  Create a list of names of who's coming and ask them to bring a dish, beverages, or whatever you need.  Dollar store shopping is a must!  You can get great table covers, decorations, etc. at the Dollar Tree for only a buck!



Dollar store shopping list
If you have kids, the glow bracelets are nice at the dollar store.
Table covers
Decorations
Bug bracelets--NEW This year, check them out to keep the bugs away
Some small pool floats



I'm going to be posting a listing later tonight with some links to coupons for items that will be July 4th friendly!!!



Heres a link to the All You magazine had some interesting planning ideas...
http://www.allyou.com/food/celebrations/fourth-of-july-barbecue-00400000047732/


Here's a link to some festive cupcakes!
http://www.allyou.com/food/celebrations/fourth-of-july-barbecue-00400000047732/



Heres another link to something different, Rice Krispie treats on a stick dipped in chocolate!


http://www.ricekrispies.com/recipes/rice-krispies-dipper-treats.aspx?olm=print&utm_source=brstm&utm_medium=olm&utm_content=stndaq2addedvalue160x600160x600y_flash_dippertreat_160x600&utm_campaign=kelloggs2011rksummer#/recipes/rice-krispies-dipper-treats