I love holidays, and of course any excuse to throw a party. This year, to save money, we decided to do a potluck style. We provided burgers and hotdogs, and I made a trifle and some fruit cones and everyone else brought the rest. I still got a little crazy with some of the decor but let's face it, this is me! Photos and dets below:
|4th of July palette. Palette from Home Depot - got for free because they didn't sell them! I used some packing tape to paint the stripes (better if yours goes longways with the wood because then tape is not needed, but hey, beggars can't be choosers). Paint I had already except for red from Walmart for $0.50. So total project cost was less than $1.|
Got these amazing free printables here. The hats and other props are from Dollar Tree. For all props I spent $7!
Ribbons, lanterns and drop downs all from Dollar Tree. Total expenditure $9.
Trifle - I love trifles! This one is so easy. White 4th of July cake from Aldi. Put in first layer of cake (works best if you use a smaller then medium size round cake pan) and place smaller round on bottom. Spread cool whip (whipped cream is too light, cool whip works best) generously then add sliced strawberries. Add 2nd larger round of cake and again cool whip. Surround the edges with blueberries and then add strawberries to center.
Water bottle labels, another free printable here
Homemade(up) punch. Sprite with frozen strawberries and blueberries added. Can be spiked for extra effect :):)