Tips For Celebrating Fourth of July On A Budget

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The 4th of July is right around the corner and instead of spending a lot of money, why not look for ways to celebrate that don’t break the bank? For example, why buy fireworks when most cities have at least one fireworks display? If you want to have fun this Independence Day, these are just a few tips for celebrating the 4th of July on a budget.

Go to a Fireworks Display

Note: After an unprecedented year and a half we have all had, many towns are planning a Fourth of July fireworks and/or parade this year. Check out the town website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information regarding any planned events.

Fireworks can cost a lot of money and offer very little in return. In fact, you can spend hundreds on fireworks and still only have a few minutes of fun.

So instead of hosting a fireworks display at home, check out the fireworks displays in your hometown and surrounding areas. You can pack a cooler with some snacks and drinks and be set for the night. Best of all, no one risks getting hurt.

One of the things I like to bring along with us for the night are glow sticks.  The kids have a ton of fun with them while waiting for the fireworks display, and it is pretty seeing them lit up at night. We also like to bring along modeling clay, kites, board games, and a ball or two. There really is so much you can do while waiting for the show to start!

Have a Cookout at Home

If you want to entertain your friends before heading to the fireworks show, you can host a cookout. You don’t have to do anything extravagant. Most people love hot dogs and hamburgers.

If you want to do something different, try making pizzas on the grill. You could even do a pot luck style cookout and ask the guests to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks while you handle the main dish.

Host a Movie Marathon

Another fun way to entertain at home is to host a movie marathon. For example, you could watch war movies or any other movies that are all American.

You could also make themed red, white, and blue snacks – such as dipped strawberries or chocolate-covered popcorn. There are so many fun things you could do when it comes to snacks and drinks. Go online and search for red, white, and blue recipes for lots of great ideas.

Attend Local Events

Last but not least, if you want to get out of the house, check to see what events will be happening in the area. Most cities have craft fairs, chili cook-offs, and other fun events to celebrate the holiday. Best of all, many of these events are free to attend. You may also find events that are perfect for children, such as parades.

There are so many great ways to celebrate the 4th of July that don’t cost a fortune. Whether you host a cookout or a movie marathon, you can have fun without going over budget.

*Be sure to check the Dollar Tree for decorations on the cheap too!  I love all the American-themed items they have in store!  

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