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Easter Entertaining On a Budget


Easter occurs at that time of year when everything is blooming new and fresh, and here in the East coast of the U.S. we begin to venture outdoors once again after a long winter’s hibernation.  The holiday conjures up thoughts of colorful flowers, candy, gift baskets, outdoor games, and a spring feast to celebrate with friends and family. Here are easy Easter entertaining tips with everything from decorations, to tasty meals, to kids games and craft activities to create an abundant Easter celebration without putting a dent in your budget.

Spring Vegetarian Greens & Quinoa Pie – Mary Margaret Chappell, Vegetarian Times Magazine Editor shows easy vegetarian recipe for a dish that’s sure to compliment any Spring table and every guest’s appetite.

Easter Feast, 3-Course, Serve 4, Under $35 – Executive editor of Gourmet Magazine, “Doc” Willoughby shares a 3-course Easter feast that serves 4 people for under $35. Budget recipes: Spring Greens Salad, Herb Roasted Pork Loin, & Lemon Glazed Butter Cake.

Easter Gift Baskets Going Light – Diet editor and author of Finally Thin, Kim Bensen shares ways to make your Easter gift baskets healthier, kid-friendly, delicious and fun.

The Best Way to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – We use this technique and it’s hands down the best way to peel hard-boiled eggs –  especially handy when you have several to do.

Easter & Spring Table Decor  Simple budget-friendly Easter or spring decoration ideas for your table & home. These dollar store #DIY’s ideas from Sunday Burquest would also make great favors for guests or hostess gifts too. 

DIY Easter Basket from Recycled Items – A member of the San Diego Craft Mafia, CrafterMeagan Rae shows clever, easy ways to make budget and eco-kind Easter baskets from items you probably already have at home.

Stretch Your Easter Basket Goodies – Fun, healthier and eco-friendly ways to stretch your Easter basket goodies to last all year long. Money saving expert Denise Winston gives budget friendly ideas.

Kids Easter Game – Easy DIY project kids can do using Crayola Model Magic Fusion & plastic eggs to make this fun matching game. Perfect for Easter day – or any day – fun

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Wallet-Happy Halloween


14 EASY tips to make your holiday a haunted hit & your budget happy!

We’ve got everything from easy DIY costume ideas for kids and adults to party food, drink and decorations.  Here are videos with some of our favorite Halloween celebration ideas to get you started on an eerie evening of haunted fun.  Remember to check the listings on SLTV’s Holiday Channel for many more terrific money saving Halloween party ideas, and have a happy and safe Halloween!


How to Make Edible Fake Blood – YUM! – Simple how-to for this Halloween favorite special effect.

Halloween Costumes for Kids, Under $10 – Kimberly Danger, founder of

From HGTV host, and founder of the shopping and crafts site, Naughty Secretary Club,  Jennifer Perkins – Here are Three Easy, No-Sew, DIY, Costume Ideas:

Halloween Easy Turtle & Ladybug Costumes

Halloween Spider Costume

Halloween Grownup DIY Costumes


Dry Ice Decorations – Teacher, speaker, science whiz, Steve Spangler.

No-Carve Glowing Pumpkins – Steve Spangler

Table Decorations –  HGTV host, Jennifer Perkins


Bloody Finger Cookies – Easy to make with refrigerator dough from contributing chef, Charlotte Lyons.

Pumpkin Arbol Salsa from Calexico’s Cart – Daniel Delaney’s clip gives this seasonal recipe.

Wine Paired with Candy – Wine & spirits writer, Jordan Mackay.

SLTV’s Holiday Channel – Don’t miss out on more Halloween budget-friendly tips now playing. 

AND ~ Catch this: A GREEN HALLOWEEN is easy and budget-friendly:
Check out, a program of the EcoMom Alliance. is a non-profit, grassroots, community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays starting with Halloween.

Enjoy: Random Halloween Trivia to Dazzle Your Neighbors via

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