It's WISE to DIY: Thrify Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer

8 Clever Backyard Party Tips That Will Put Your Party Over The Top

 

2.  Use an old wagon to hold cold drinks.  Much cooler than a plastic tub.

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3. Use mason jars for candle holders.  Get them in different sizes and shapes to add variety.

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4. Create a burger bar.  As the host and hostess, it can be impossible to stop serving/cleaning and take a moment to enjoy the party.  This meal option is one your guests will love and one which you can walk away from to socialize.

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5.  Use patterned cupcake liners as drink toppers–they keep bugs out AND they add some flair.

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6.  Use ice cream cones to hold fruit salad.  Makes individual servings and a great presentation!  You can even leave a can of whipped cream for guests to use on top.

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7.  Have a basket of sunscreen on hand for your guests.  There are always those folks who forgot to apply it (on themselves and their kids).  They will appreciate it and this is a small touch that puts you in the “Amazing Hostess” category.

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8. If it gets hotter than expected, grab a 2-liter bottle, so duct tape and a hose.  Poke a few holes in the bottle and duct tape it to the hose and let the kids run around.  Literally, party in a bottle.

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Tell us about your favorite summer party ideas!  We would love to post them for our readers!

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