Tips for having a great party in the great outdoors
Parties & Entertaining: Outdoors
Want to throw a party, but don't want the hassle? The solution is to keep it simple. Here are 6 ways you can live it up in style and still cut the cost of summer get-togethers.7 Ways to Save on Your Summer BBQ
Summer is the perfect time to plan a grilling get-together with family or friends. But you might be rethinking your party plans if your grocery and entertaining budget is small. Even on a tight budget, you can still throw a fantastic BBQ with these money-saving tips.Tailgating Game Rules!
A tailgate party can be a fun, frugal way to celebrate just about anything. This week, The Ultimate Cheapskate teaches us how to tailgate like a champ on a cheapskate budget, whether you are having a pre-kick off party at a stadium or tailgating right in your own driveway.6 Money-Saving Tips for Summer Parties
Whether you're throwing a moms' brunch, feting the new grads or helping Dad fire up the grill for the neighborhood barbecue, here are six ways you can live it up in style -- and still cut the cost of summer get-togethers.Entertain Chic, on the Cheap!
Warm weather means outdoor picnics, barbecues and family get-togethers. Casual gatherings don't always have to mean plain paper plates and paper napkins. Here are some cheap and easy ways to entertain indoors or out with creativity, not cash!Garden Party
It's that time of year again when we hose down the garden furniture and fire up the barbecue. Life has once again moved outside and that means entertaining alfresco. When you're making plans for your next outdoor gathering, start with a trip to the dollar store and save your money for the T-bones.Slicing the Barbecue Budget
Ready to fire up that grill for the weekend but don't want to fork out big money for grill-ready meats? Relax. You don't have to spend a ton of cash to get tender steaks, chicken or chops. There are plenty of easy-to-grill cuts with great flavor that won't take a giant bite out of your wallet.A Festive Backyard Menu for the Fourth
Fourth of July is a day of celebration. It's a great day to be with our families, relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. This menu has a Mexican-American twist on the traditional grilled burgers. Add some bright colorful decorations, a pinata for the kids, and a watermelon and you have a celebration that won't soon be forgotten!Decorative Vegetables
A picnic or holiday table adorned with decorative vegetables is pleasing to the eye as well as appetizing! Making fresh vegetables look like the pros do does not have to be difficult. Here are some ideas to get you started.Inexpensive Wedding BBQ
"I am getting married at 6:30pm. We are doing a lot of it ourselves and having a small wedding. However, the most expensive thing is, of course, the food. We are planning on having a bbq in which we do it all ourselves. Our reception is outdoors in the park. Does anyone have any suggestions to making this affordable? A pot-luck is not an option."Parties, Picnics and Potlucks
Whether you attend a family reunion or just go to the park with your friends, it's good to go armed with dollar stretcher strategies. Summer brings a lot of opportunities for outdoor parties, so here are some inexpensive picnic tips.
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