My eldest, turning 15 opted to have our church youth group over. Her budget...she had $100 to work with. She meticulously planned out her menu, shopped clearance at the dollar tree and borrowed outdoor games from a few friends of ours (remember that 4th of July party I always blog about?) She made the potato salad herself, we went to GFS for the chicken tenderloins which we skewered, and mom made the cupcakes (ingredients in her budget of course). We did relay games, yard games, and a cookout...I think it was a great success!
We stayed within the budget but provided a meal of BBQ chicken skewers, potato salad, chips, baked beans, a soda float bar and cupcakes...all for 30 hungry teens!
I personally loved watching the kids do life-sized Jenga, the clothesline marshmallow relay, and just having all around good clean fun.
The luau was fun, the girls played in the pool, had some relays, had an icecream sundae bar, bratwurst, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, and cake pops. We had a cookout fire for smores when it started to get chilly.