Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Planning our Easter Crawfish Boil on a Budget

When I have lots of family and friends coming over for a holiday get together I have certain steps that I HAVE to take so that I don't go crazy. I am very type A and slightly OCD so I always want things done a certain way. First I come up with a guest-list to figure out how many people will be coming. Harass said people to RSVP, dangit! Start a list of what you will be serving, ie food, drinks, deserts, sides, eggs, candy to fill eggs, etc. I usually will either start a list in my planner or on a word document and print it out. Print and cut your coupons from,, or your local newspaper. If you will be shopping at Target make sure you use the cartwheel app and get a dang red-card to save another 5%, also set aside five hours to browse the store- HAHA. An example of my list will look like this:

  • 20 lbs Crawfish
  • Shrimp? (check sale at HEB)
  • Sausage (already have)
  • Potatoes (5lb bag at $2.97 at HEB)
  • Corn on the cob
  • Seasoning (already have)
  • Carrot cake (coupon for betty crocker)
  • Cream cheese icing
  • Coffee creamer (coupon)
  • eggs (.99 at target)
  • Waters (cartwheel app for target water)
  • Soda (target has 4 for $12)
  • Beer
  • Ice
  • Salad
  • Croutons
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Red, green and yellow peppers
  • Lemons
  • Avacodos (for guac)
  • Chips (coupon, target)
  • Velveeta Cheese and Rotel (coupon, target) or (Buy Velveeta Cheese get chips free at HEB)
  • Easter eggs
  • candy to fill eggs (coupon)
  • Treys Easter basket- Pokemon cards, candy, grass, gold coins, 
  • Tulips ($9.99 at HEB)
  • Festive paper plates (HEB coupon)
  • Propane
I am by no means an Extreme Couponer because I really don't understand how people can get $200 worth of product and only spend like $16. I wish I knew. However, I do save at least $50 every shopping trip, which is nice. Now for the fun part... put all of these tips to work and get this party planned and shopped for!


  1. Sounds fun! I wish I lived in the South so I could experience a real crawfish boil!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway - good luck!

  2. Target is my freaking worshipping place! I love that Cartwheel app, lol...your crawfish boil sounds so fun!

  3. Haha me too I could spend an entire day just browsing the WHOLE store!


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