Summertime is upon us, bringing with it fun parties, barbeques, family reunions, road trips, vacations and more. All of which can add up to a lot of money – if you don't plan ahead of time. Here are a few tips to help keep your summer spending in check.
Inexpensive Summer Entertaining Tips
Whether it is a Memorial Day Barbeque or a family reunion, you are probably looking at feeding a certain number of people and are wondering how to do it for less. Check out my article, Summer Parties on a Shoestring where I share 10 tips for easy and inexpensive summer entertaining. Another great resource for saving money when planning summer parties is by choosing easy food ideas. Simple recipes are not only easy on you and your time, but also on your wallet. Check out these recipe collections for some simple starters: Summer Dips and Spreads or Summer Appetizers and kick off your summer right with one of these inexpensive Memorial Day Recipes.
Try this Italian Veggie Dip for an easy and inexpensive summer party appetizer.
Frugal Family Reunions
Summertime is a popular time for family reunions. If you're planning your family reunion, check out Amy's post Planning a Great Family Reunion for tips and inexpensive ideas. If you are attending a family reunion this summer, check out this collection of great dessert recipes for your family reunion.
Need some new fun and inexpensive ideas and to keep the kids active this summer? Check out 13 Fun & Frugal Ideas For A Summer Staycation, all 13 ideas were sent in by creative Snackpicks readers and were selected from over a hundred submissions!
Have a fun, safe and savings filled summer!