I love to repurpose things.  Not only is it environmentally friendly, I save money, and love a rustic look.

When my boys turned 8, I wanted to make sure their baptism was special and create a celebration around it.

I had a $100 budget for around 75 guests.

I repurposed several items that I had used for decorations for my 20 year high school reunion earlier in the summer. I incorporated  found objects like rusted bed springs.

I opted for lime green as a vibrant color to celebrate, and chose CTR as the theme for Choose the Right. I used left over paint from my bathroom remodel to paint several pallet wood signs and wooden clothes pins

I hosted a luncheon after the baptism, since we had several family members travel from out of state for the event.

I purchased pork butt roasts on sale for 99 cents a pound, and cooked them on low overnight in crock pots with homemade barbecue sauce.

Pulled pork sandwiches are an easy, inexpensive way to feed a crowd. We had chips, veggie platters and brownies to go with the lunch. Disposable tableware is a lot easier than washing table cloths and worrying about stains. It makes clean up easier as well.

I’ve created a slide show with pictures of some of the decorations. Maybe they will trigger some creative ideas for your own repurposed party.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great time.

Genealogy Jen’s Challenge of the Week – Reunions, graduations, weddings, holidays and backyard barbecues, summer is coming full of opportunities for parties. What do you do to celebrate without breaking the bank?

 

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