5. Hit the dollar store
Unless you’re lucky enough to find a huge sale, you can probably get a better price on some of the staples at a dollar store. Paper plates, napkins and silverware are a must.
If you need to stock up on condiments, you can get those at the dollar store, too. And don’t forget popsicles for the kids. You can usually get a big bag of the ones in little plastic tubes for just a dollar.