Celebrating 4th of July on a Budget

July Fourth Grill Out

The 4th of July is a great holiday to spend with your friends and family while staying home, going camping or boating on the lake. If you are looking to be frugal this year, check out these money saving tips so your wallet doesn’t fizzle out like a sparkler!

1. Enjoy the Fireworks
What is the 4th of July without fireworks? Put on your red, white and blue attire, grab a blanket and head to your city’s 4th of July celebration to enjoy a night of fireworks in the sky.

2. Host a Potluck
If you like entertaining guests, hosting a 4th of July party is a great idea (especially if you live somewhere with a great view of the local fireworks display). But providing food and drinks for several people can be expensive. Keep costs down by making this year’s party a potluck. Just make sure to assign people different categories of food to bring – you don’t want your potluck to become “that party where 20 people brought potato salad.”

3. DIY Decorations
There are so many cute decorations that are easy and inexpensive to make yourself – plus, this can be a fun activity to do with your friends. If you’re looking for some inspiration, search for “Fourth of July decorations” on Pinterest. If you are in need of some last minute items, head to your local dollar store! They will most likely sell cups, plates, silverware, decorations and more so you can outfit your party in style while on a budget.

4. Camping
The 4th of July is also a wonderful time to consider camping. Many parks offer advance reservations for camping spots. Popular parks can fill up though, so make sure to check online before you load up the car and drive.

5. Wardrobe
Instead of heading to the store to splurge on last-minute 4th of July apparel, go through your closet to see what you already own. Have a pair of old jean shorts? A red, white or blue tank or t-shirt? If you are feeling crafty, check out these super cute DIY 4th of July clothing ideas. Not only will you have a ton of fun making them, but you wallet will thank you as well!


What are you doing to stay frugal this 4th of July? Tell us below in a comment!


Until Next Time,

Jessica M.

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