Summertime Parties On The Cheap

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Summertime parties can cost a small fortune. In this podcast, we discuss yummy foods and ideas to keep your party within budget. Fun times can be had by all!

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Summertime can mean trips but it can also include DIY parties at home. When planning a summertime party you may want to consider the theme, which will help you decide on the food as well as the games or activities for the kids and adults.

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DIY Summertime Parties On The Cheap:

Party Themes:

  1. Backyard Country Fair
  • Darts or bow and arrows (supervise of course!0
  • Create Fair Games

2. Cowboys or Western Theme

  • Dress up clothes for kids
  • Cowboy hats
  • Badges for boys or girls
  • Boots
  • Jeans
  • Stick for pretend horses (for relays)

3.  Princess or Tea Parties

  • Dress up clothes for the kids
  • Tierra for girls and crowns for boys (DIY with construction paper)
  • Teacups – ask guests to bring their own or give for party gifts

4. Pirates or Adventurer

  • Pirate hats (DIY with construction paper)
  • Eye patches
  • Boots and jeans
  • Treasuer hunt

5. Fun Hats

  • Everyone wears a hat (or cap) (DIY with construction paper)
  • Scarfs

6. Sports

  • Headgear — or caps  from the sport
  • Jersey or t-shirts that are sports-focused
  • Sports gear for games

7. Water Themed Party

  • Attire: bathing suits/ cover ups/shorts and shirts
  • Slip and slide
  • Sprinklers
  • Water guns
  • Water balloons

Game Ideas can be adapted to any of the themes:

  • Use old soda or juice bottles and use plastic rings to create a fun game
  • Relay races
  • Darts
  • Bow and arrows
  • Slip and slide
  • Treasure hunt
  • Frisbee
  • A fishing game with a magnet at the end of the pole (paper clip “fish”)
  • Balls, footballs, balloons, etc.
  • Watercolor table. Paints, brushes, water and paper!
  • Balloons. Playing with balloons is always fun.
  • Water balloons. Play catch!
  • Water gun tag
  • Freeze tag

Kid-friendly Foods:

Summertime Healthy Snacks – More Info Here

  1. Hotdogs
  2. Cheese – Grilled Cheese
  3. Burgers (beef, turkey, veggie, etc.)
  4. Sloppy Joes
  5. Pulled pork
  6. Baked beans
  7. Chips
  8. Skewers of meats and veggies
  9. Skewers of fruit
  10. Cheese and crackers
  11. Watermelon
  12. Cookies
  13. Lemonade
  14. Water with fruit slices (lemon or lime)
  15. Sheet cakes – purchase or make

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