Invites: Think social media! Utilize your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and text messaging apps to send a simple invite. We believe modern rules are more relaxed where invitations are concerned so let technology work for you and save your money!
Decorations: You local Goodwill store is a great place to start when looking for inexpensive decorations! Pick a color theme like red, white and blue and go shopping. You can find tablecloths, fabrics, and bandanas priced as low as $1.99. Check the housewares section for mason jars, jugs, galvanized ice buckets and large plastic containers. Finally, get the kids involved by allowing them to string together colorful paper cut-outs to hang throughout the yard.
Food: The menu doesn’t have to break your bank. Think pot-luck! Plan an easy menu with hamburgers, hot dogs or brats. Skip expensive sodas and make lemonade, fruit punch, or infused water! Then ask your guests to bring one side dish! It might help to “suggest” side dishes, so you have an idea of what is coming. By the time everyone arrives you’ll have an amazing spread!