CELEBRATE SUMMER AFFORDABLY

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Don’t let the potentially high cost of summer fun keep you from enjoying time with family and friends.

To help you take advantage of the blue skies and sunshine from your own backyard, the discount experts at Dollar General are providing affordable ideas to celebrate summer.

<strong>Fabulous, Frugal Party Planning</strong>

Planning a summer party is fun, but it’s even better when you can save money while doing it. Spice up your next outdoor party with quaint, noticeable decorations. Consider adding lanterns or using colorful beach towels as tablecloths to set the mood for the party.

For delicious, but affordable party snack ideas, look online at free resources like DG Easy Meals, which offers great recipes for appetizers, side dishes, main meals and desserts.

<strong>Staycation</strong>

If you’re not traveling, why not bring summer vacation to you? Spend a weekend with your family in the comfort of your backyard and plan activities you can all enjoy. Host a bonfire and create a summer soundtrack to play while outdoors. You can even cook a vacation-inspired meal or grab a book to read and simply relax. Celebrating summer has never been so easy!

<strong>Bring the Inside Outside</strong>

Take advantage of the beautiful season by creating an affordable, family-friendly outdoor living space. Add a rug to your back patio or deck and a couple of weather-proof coffee tables to make the space more comfortable. Search for garden decorations online to make the space more inviting.

With some smart planning, an awesome and affordable summer doesn’t need to involve costly travel or expensive hosting.

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