Yeah, whatever you do, avoid the Andre. It's weak and it's terrible
Do you have a Trader Joe's store where you are? You can get good sparkling wines there for $6 and up. There's an inexpensive Italian Lambrusco that's not too sweet and some German white and red sparkling wines (Schloss Biebrich) that are tasty--etc. I bring stuff like that for sparkling cheerful playa afternoons and it's well received.
Grocery Outlet might also have decent prices on sparkling wines.
My friends and I go through a bottle or two of Cristalino of a Sunday afternoon during singing rehearsals. ($7) It's a readily available slightly dry white sparkling wine. I like Schloss or the Lambrusco better, but I'm not into dry wines specifically. Anyway, it's decent.
. . . There are champagne stoppers on Amazon for $4 if you're apt to serve only half a bottle at a time, although that's more of a default world problem than a playa problem.