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Hi girls! Im a new mom well of 11mos lol and im new to this whole wife thing too. My SO wants to have a cookout on memorial day for some friends (his friend is in from the navy and his other friend is moving) and im in charge of planning it since he works and im a SAHM i know hewants tohave a few cases of beer for them to enjoy but he said everything else is up to me! What should/could i have and how can i make it fun on a pretty tight budget? come on cfrafty hostess moms lol i need help!

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • fruit bowl

    cut up fruit (melons, strawberried, bananna, mango..whatever)

    dip: 1 part cream cheese, 1 part marshmellow fluff


    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:29 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Keep it simple burgers, potatoe salad , franks ....

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Have a pot luck, you make like a main dish, like ribs and other people bring like potatoes or chips, drinks ect.

    Answer by NicholeAT at 4:31 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • chips & salsa

    cole slaw

    hot dogs


    homeade mac & cheese

    make a box of brownies or a roll of cookies

    you can also make a HUGE batch of chili, that's always cheap & yummy

    the list goes on

    You can do ALL this for very cheap.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:31 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • You don't really need anything but food and drinks. Are there going to be kids there? are you making lunch or just hanging out? If there are kids have them bring there bathen suit and have them do water games...Water guns can be bought for really cheap, if older, water balloons. Make a Slip in slip with trash bags. If you are having lunch make hamburgers with chips...thats pretty cheap. and just small snacks. Or if you are just hanging out make finger foods. has some good summer recipes.

    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 4:32 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Hot dogs and hamburgs, or sausage dogs, are always a hit. Some rolls, pickles, condiments. Make or buy some mac salad, potato salad, cole slaw, chip. A few two liter bottles of soda, a couple bags of ice, disposable plates, cups, forks, Something for dessert- cookies? Keep it simple.

    Answer by Bmat at 4:32 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • For food, I would grill hotdogs and hamburgers, or you could even just do hotdogs and chicken legs/thighs which will be cheaper than burgers. Just buy like 10 lb chicken legs/thighs and a bottle of barbecue sauce. Throw the chicken on the grill and brush with sauce. You can make potato salad pretty cheap too. Just boil a 5 lb bag of peeled potatoes, mash, mix with 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup yellow mustard, 1 medium onion in thin slices, and 1/4 cup chopped dill or sweet pickles whichever you prefer and then CHILL it well! Buy some coleslaw from a deli or make your own by mixing cole slaw mix with a coleslaw dressing. Buy 3 or 4 different flavors of chips. For drinks, you can make punch or just get 2 liters of sodas with some cups and ice. Sliced watermelon is always good. For a dessert just make some cupcakes from a cake mix, and buy some vanilla frosting, then to each can of frosting add 1 packet of kool aid mix to flavor it...

    Answer by AprilDJC at 5:06 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • the lemonade flavors of koolaid work well as does black cherry. Those are the best ideas I can come up with right now, but if you want more, PM me.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 5:07 PM on May. 19, 2009

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