Hosting the 4th of July on a Budget

Hosting a backyard 4th of July bash doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you’re comfortable with making homemade decorations and table fare. Our latest blog will show you how to celebrate the holiday on a dime using recycled items you already have around the house; you’re being good to the land we love, too.

Decorate the Yard

You don’t have to break the bank to show the neighborhood and your friends and family how patriotic you are. You can hang up streamers, tape up balloons, and fasten stars around the house and yard at very little cost. You can also spend a little more time and create these 4th of July windsocks. Warning: everyone at your party is probably going to want one!

Set the Table

Pick up traditional patriotic tableware like red plates, napkins with stars, and blue cups for sipping homemade lemonade. Wrap silverware in ribbons or strips of pretty paper and set them out on a tray. If you have flower beds, create bouquets for the table; if you don’t have a green thumb, make your own flowerless centerpieces. Here are directions on how to make your own red, white, and blue bouquet using mason jars and paper flowers.

Serve it Up

If you’re providing the feast, keep the menu simple. Hotdogs and hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, and a handful of chips are traditional and easy to serve. Or make it even easier on yourself by hosting it as a potluck. For dessert, make everyone smile with these fruit kabobs. Serve them with yogurt or whipped cream for dipping!

After the food, relax and watch the celebration unfold. Don’t forget about your younger guests. Make these faux firecrackers and fill them with treats to bring instant smiles to little faces.

Robyn Warner
Robyn Warner has been writing since she learned how to hold a pen. She wrote her first book of poems before the age of 10. Though creative writing is her preference, she is enjoying life in the technical blog world. Robyn’s goal in her 30s is to use her writing to inspire fellow cancer survivors and have a job that gives her the flexibility to live anywhere and never wear shoes.

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