With the 4th of July right around the corner, you may be wondering what is the best way to celebrate without spending a fortune. With some planning and creativity, you can have a fun and relaxing day with family and friends.
Don’t worry about trying to impress everyone with a fancy menu. Cooking steaks for a crowd is expensive. Keep it simple and stick with burgers and hot dogs.
Another idea is to throw a potluck party and ask each of your friends to bring something. This way everyone shares the expenses. Not only do most people not mind contributing to a party, most people enjoy doing so. It also adds variety to your party.
No need to spend a lot of money on drinks. The 4th of July is a casual holiday so lemonade and iced tea are just fine.
No need to spend a lot of money on fancy desserts. Make a fruit salad.
You can purchase American-themed decorations from dollar stores. Red, white and balloons are cheap and fun.
For entertainment, bring out the balls and frisbees. Entertain kids with squirt guns and water balloon fights.
No 4th of July celebration is complete without fireworks. Putting on your own fireworks show can be expensive and dangerous. Instead, after your barbecue, load up the cars and go to see a public fireworks show in your area.
Hosting a fabulous 4th of July party doesn’t need to break your budget. Remember, the important thing is spending a relaxing day with family and friends.