Did you skip having a BBQ for 4th of July due to finances? Don’t worry, there are cheaper ways to have a great get-together.
Summertime is a great time for a backyard BBQ party, and shortly after the 4th of July is the perfect time for a budget BBQ. You don’t have to break the bank to throw a festive and affordable party when you wait until after the holiday. In this blog post, we will discuss tips on saving money when hosting a BBQ. We’ll also share some ideas for fun activities that your guests will love. Read on for some interesting suggestions, from DealDash.
Budget BBQ Tip #1 – Shop the After the Holiday
One of the best ways to save money when hosting a BBQ is to shop the after 4th of July sales. The week after the Fourth of July is a great time to buy summer clearance items, including paper plates, napkins, and plastic cups. You can also find grilling accessories on sale such as tongs, spatulas, and grill brushes. If you plan ahead and take advantage of the sales, you can easily save 50% or more on your party supplies.
Be sure to shop for your supplies in the 2-3 weeks following the 4th of July to be sure there are still items available. You will want to check places like your local grocery store, pharmacy, home improvement, garden, and big box stores. If you don’t find exactly what you want at the first couple of stores, don’t give up! You are sure to find the supplies you need at a significant discount.
Budget BBQ Tip #2 – Make it a Potluck
Another way to save money when hosting a BBQ is to ask your guests to bring a dish. This potluck-style meal will help stretch your food budget further. You can provide the main dish and ask each guest to bring a salad, dessert, or side dish to share. This is a great way to get everyone involved in the meal and it can also be a lot of fun to see what everyone brings.
If you decide to go this route, be sure to send out an email or text message a few days to a week before the party so that your guests have time to plan their dishes or pick up something from the store. You can also include some suggested dishes on the invite so that your guests have an idea of what to bring. If you’re not sure what you should put for suggestions, the Tastes Better From Scratch website has a great article to help. Check out this post about the best 25 sides to bring to a BBQ.
Budget BBQ Tip #3 – Games and Entertainment (Check DealDash)
Finally, one last way to save money when hosting a BBQ is to find creative ways to entertain your guests without spending a lot of money. One way to do this is by setting up outdoor games like cornhole or ladder ball. These games are relatively inexpensive and can provide hours of fun for your guests. If you don’t have any outdoor games or entertainment, you need to visit DealDash. You will find lawn games and go-karts for fun, and Bluetooth speakers, tower speakers, and even karaoke machines for entertainment.
Thanks for Reading
That’s all for now! Thanks so much for reading. I hope these tips will help you save money when hosting your next BBQ. For more great tips, be sure to check out DealDash for outdoor games and Bluetooth speakers. Have a wonderful week, and happy bidding everyone!
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.