So how does one decorate for a White Trash Party? My grand idea was to hang underwear of all sorts on our clothes line. The conservative husband vetoed that idea. But here is what I was able to get away with.
Signs. Signs are easy. Signs can be informative. Signs are cheap. I found some cardboard and had some Sharpie markers. I went to town:
Spelling words wrong is a key element. Jaqzee = Jacuzzi. Get it?
The swing set even got a makeover with it's own sign and a hubcap.
This was how people entered the yard. A "Welcum Y'all" sign was the the most important. We also decorated with beer boxes.
I was able to score 2 hubcaps for this shindig. Free, of course. One magically appeared in my driveway one morning (no joke) and I found another on the Fore River Bridge in Quincy/Weymouth. If you are throwing a party - look around your town for hubcaps laying around in the street. They make great decorations.
***Added Bonus!*** We hung both from a tree and the clothesline. They were about 6 ft from the ground and we created a game where people stand back and throw a frisbee at it and see who can hit the hubcap the most times.
I had a spare nip bottle that I found so I used it as a little face. Just clipped a wildflower out of my garden, and voila - instant pretty!
I decorated with a flower pot of dead flowers. That was easy to do - I just took my half dead flower pot and didn't water it for the past week. Instant dead.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Of course, I went a little "above and beyond" by making a wind chime. See the details of how to make your own by CLICKING THIS LINK HERE. Again - I picked up the bottles on the side of the road, I had the board, nails and ribbon laying around - so it was pretty darn cheap to make.
Other notes for decorations:
- I found cheap, clearanced vinyl tablecloths at Stop & Shop a while back that helped accent the place. The Christmas Tree Shop has them pretty cheap all the time. They just give the place a little more "umph" than the plastic Dollar Tree tablecloths.
- Let your imagination go while and don't spend a dime! If you just rummage through your attic or basement - you are bound to find things that will look "good" for your party.
Be sure to come back tomorrow, y'all as I discuss proper White Trash party food!