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Summer Planning

May 6th, 2016 at 02:53 pm

I spent a good chunk of yesterday planning a friend's "milestone" birthday. She lives in Minneapolis, so I'll drive up there in June. With my BFF, we got the invitations e-mailed, the menu sorted, and I have a gift already--happily from my overflowing gift closet.

I also went through photos trying to figure out how to incorporate them into the party. We're just doing some potted annuals dressed up with raffia and candles in mason jars for decorations--both inexpensive reusable items. Beside the gas to get there, I plan on spending about $75-100 on throwing the party. It's at her house so I'll stay with her.

The more expensive item yesterday was paying the deposit for DD's French camp. I charged $300, but we still have (ugh) $1685 to go. I'm driving both her and her friend to Northern MN, so that also will have to be budgeted for.

And then there's Montreal. I'm hoping to slide in with airfare and shared hotel under $1000. The meals will be extra, but most of the hotels provide breakfast. We're also very good at buying and bringing snacks and water.

Good thing that except for the French camp deposit I only spent $1.75 yesterday on a gallon of milk.

3 Responses to “Summer Planning”

  1. Jenn Says:

    I am so jealous that you get milk at that price! We pay twice that, probably because it's regulated here. And my boys go through 1-2 gallons per day...

  2. My English Castle Says:

    That price is a weekly special at our local "fancy" grocer. On Thursday, it's 2 for $3.50. So I always buy milk o n Thursday if I'm driving past.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That sounds like some fun plans Smile

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