12 Restaurants That Accept Paypal

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When it comes to paying for your meal when you eat out, you have options.  Besides paying with cash or credit, Paypal is an option.  Here’s a look at using your Paypal account to get your next tasty meal. What …

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27 Cheap Party Food Ideas

I love hosting parties and gathering my friends and family together to celebrate a special occasion or just to hang out. It’s fun to catch up with people I haven’t seen in a while and to provide my kids with an opportunity to play with some friends, as well.

While providing catered food for your guests can be very impressive, it can also be very expensive. I’m pretty conscious of my budget all the time, but especially when hosting guests. Over the years, I’ve come up with an arsenal of party food ideas to fill my guests’ bellies without draining my bank account.

Cheap Party Food Ideas

As you consider your party, you’ll need to think not only about who the guests will be, but also where it will be held as well as what time of day you’d like to host. Here are some cheap party food ideas to consider as you plan the big event.

Breakfast or Brunch Ideas

If you have some wiggle room in terms of when you can throw your party, aim for mid to late morning if you can. Why? Because breakfast and brunch foods are cheap! Eggs, sausage, and baked goods are generally much cheaper to purchase and prepare than meals that happen later in the day. (Of course, you can always serve breakfast for dinner, right?) Some easy and cheap breakfast/brunch items include:

1. Waffle Bar or Pancake Bar

You’ll see the “bar” or “build your own” language come up a lot in this list. That’s because the easiest way to feed a crowd is to let them assemble the meal themselves! In addition, by providing your guests with a variety of ingredients, you’ll allow them to choose what they’d like based on personal preference, allergies, etc.

A waffle bar or pancake bar is pretty easy to put together: just make a huge batch of waffles or pancakes and set out toppings like strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas, chocolate chips, whipped cream, butter, and a variety of syrups.

It’s incredibly easy to make your own berry syrup: just mix berries, sugar to taste, and water over low heat until the sugar is dissolved, then crank up the heat a little and stir until the syrup thickens.

Here’s a freezer-friendly waffle recipe you can use to make your waffles ahead of time, then just pop them in the toaster when it’s time to eat: The Best Freezer Waffle Recipe Ever

2. Yogurt Parfait Bar

Yogurt isn’t always the cheapest, but if you stock up when it’s on sale and make sure you buy the big containers, you should do all right. Provide a few different flavor options – plain, vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, etc. – and set out granola or granola cereal and berries. Guests can layer their parfaits however they like. Kids especially will love this option!

3. Bagel Bar

Let your guests take bagels to the next level by providing cream cheese (of course), but also extras to go on top of the cream cheese like chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, avocado, berries, nuts, spices, and any other little spreads or goodies you find in your pantry. Don’t be afraid to get a little creative!

Bagels regularly go on sale, and you can also check your local grocery stores or bagel shops to see if they offer any weekly specials on a baker’s dozen or end-of-day/next-day baked goods.

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Father’s Day Freebies & Deals

Father's Day - Freebies, Discounts & Deals!

Father’s Day Freebies and Deals

Father’s Day is coming up soon! We’ve rounded up a big list of Father’s Day Freebies and Deals to give you a heads up on many ways to save.

Whether you’re a dad or have a dad you want to show some love to, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list. (And please help us and other readers out by leaving a comment if you know of any other freebies or deals – thanks in advance!)

Last updated: June 15, 2018

National Father’s Day Freebies and Deals

Cards, Crafts & Printables

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Free Christian Father’s Day e-Cards
DaySpring has a number of inspirational Father’s Day e-cards that you can send for free to any special dad in your life (husband, father, grandfather, brother, etc.).

Free Printable Father’s Day Cards
If you’re on a tight budget, check out several different free printable Father’s Day cards that you can just print and send.

Lakeshore Learning – Free Picture Holder Craft
Kids ages 3 and up can stop by Lakeshore Learning stores on Saturday, June 17 from 11 am – 3 pm to make a free My Favorite Picture Holder for Dad.

Michaels – Father’s Day Frame Craft
Make Dad a Father’s Day card at Michaels on June 16 from 10 am – 12 pm. Cost is $2 or $5 per project, all supplies included.

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Shutterfly – Free Photo Card
Use the coupon code CARD4U to get a free photo card for Dad (you’ll need to pay $0.99 for shipping).

Walgreens – Free 8×10 Print
Get a free 8×10 print at Walgreens with code PRINTDAD through Father’s Day. Free store pickup, too!

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