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Tips For Hosting a Low Budget Cookout

Tips For Hosting a Low Budget Cookout

Tips For Hosting a Low Budget Cookout

It’s time to get that grill fired up! I cookout often during the spring and summer. It is much easier to clean up plus it keeps the house cooler by not using the oven. During the summer we host several parties. I do like to entertain but it can be a strain on the budget. Mrs. Not Made of Money brings us some tips today on how to save money while hosting a cookout.Continue reading

Christmas Decoration Ideas

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Christmas Decoration Ideas

The holidays are coming and one of my favorite parts is decorating. I am not sure why but those bows and balls, lights, and trees speaks to me. I think back to my younger self whose face was firmly pressed to the car window so I could look at the homes with their decor. It was the days before the technology overtook our curiosity. I would imagine who lived in those house as the car sped by. I would think they must be snuggled on the couch drinking hot chocolate.

Why would anyone spend so much time doing something that only lasts for a couple of weeks?

I then thought about it  and we make a cake for a birthday and devour it on that day. We lick our fingers after we dive into the frosting. We sing a song and blow out candles. It is a ritual.  It is something you do to provide joy not only to yourself but to those around you.

What if decorating your home wasn’t in the budget?

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December 8, 2016

How to Throw a New Years Eve Party for Everyone

Fun New Years Party Ideas

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The ball is dropping. I am planning on making my normal resolution which is to save money. I do this every year, and every year I save money. The trick to saving money is simple, only spend money on what you enjoy. I happen to enjoy having friends over for parties. That can get expensive. I shop at Save-A-Lot to cut my costs. I find that they have a great selection and the prices help me to start my New Year off right. I will share some of my New Year Eve Ideas For Parties.Continue reading

Fondue Party Ideas

Fondue Party Ideas

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Cheese, Chocolate,  Cheer,  Conversations, and Cascade. These are my Fondue Party Ideas. You sit and you think that it would be nice to have people over. I get that sense of this would be a great idea and then self-doubt creeps over me like a rain washes over your just washed car. You want so badly to have people over but you aren’t sure what to serve them. What would they like to eat? What would you do if you had people over? How would you get them to talk?

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October 25, 2016

15 Steps to Fantastic International Table Decor with a Limited Budget

How to Decorate a Table for a Party

We sit around you, and we talk, cry, impart wisdom. We salivate, and we eat not to just satisfy our hunger but to feed our soul. The warmth of the soup as it slowly travels down our throats and fills our belly or the glass of fresh squeezed lemonade that quenches our thirst after an exhausting day of erratic errands.

We have one commonality that unites our humanity, and that is our emotions deeply connect us at our dining table. We seek comfort and friendship at our tables. We want more than a meal we want time to refuel as our day has emptied us. We want a place that reminds us of the beauty of just being.

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October 13, 2016

DIY Poke-A-Pumpkin Halloween Party Game

DIY Poke-A-Pumpkin Halloween Party Game

DIY Halloween party game

Halloween is in 3 days! Can you believe it? This year we are throwing a Halloween/Birthday party for my nephew who is turning 2 and we decided to save some money by doing most of the decorations, games, and food ourselves. So today I wanted to share with you a really fun halloween party game that we made for the kids called Poke-a-Pumpkin. It’s safer (and easier to clean up) than a pinata and still just as fun! The whole project costs around $10! Let’s check it out!

Here is how to make this DIY Poke-a-Pumpkin Halloween Party Game:

You will need:

  • 20 orange plastic cups
  • orange tissue paper
  • small prizes (stickers, bouncy balls, rings, etc)
  • thick poster board (or cardboard!)
  • glue
  • paint

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Step 1: First, arrange your orange cups on your board in the shape of a pumpkin and fill with prizes! I would recommend not putting anything too heavy in the cups because the board will be turned sideways and you don’t want the tissue paper to rip with the weight of heavy prizes.

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Step 2: Next cut your tissue paper into squares that are a little larger than your cups. Using a glue stick cover the top of your cup with tissue paper. Glue down the excess paper and let dry completely.

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Step 3: After your tissue paper has dried you will want to glue your cups to your board. I used super glue for this part because it dries fast and strong.

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Step 4: Get your paint on! Paint a stem and some vines and make sure to label your game!

That’s it! A fun Halloween Party Game in 4 easy steps for about $10! The kids will love it!

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