Saturday, June 29, 2019


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Tips for Throwing a 4th of July Party
by Paige Jirsa, Top10.Today

A food table, filled with foods of red, white, and blue. Sparklers after dark. Patriotic music playing low on the stereo. All of these elements and more are just some of the things you might find at a 4th of July party. The celebration is definitely worth it. It gives you a chance to connect with family and friends and celebrate the country’s independence.

However, the costs for such a party can become prohibitive if left unchecked. Fortunately, there are inexpensive ways to celebrate the holiday without going broke. Here’s a look at four of them.

1. Inexpensive Food and Drink
Your annual Independence Day Party is likely to be a food-centric holiday, probably second only to Thanksgiving or Easter in cost. Party planners buy their alcoholic beverages from a warehouse club, like Costco or Sam’s Club. If you go this route, you’ll find good deals on beers, wines, mixers, and even sodas.

The same goes for many of the food items you’ll buy in large quantities, like meat for the grill, hot dog and hamburger buns, chips, etc. Warehouse clubs usually keep these kinds of foods and drinks in bulk for a better per-piece price.

Finally, if you don’t want to foot the bill for all of the refreshments, then think about having a potluck. You can still buy the meat at your local warehouse club. Just ask your guests to bring a main dish or dessert to complete the meal.
2. Invitation Ideas
The Dollar Store typically has a whole section of items dedicated to all things party, including bulk packages of invitations. These themed invitation packs come in packages of eight or 10 invitations. You can personalize them a bit by buying other decorative items at the Dollar Store, like star-shaped confetti, stickers, and the like and putting them inside the invitations.

If you want to avoid the costs involved with sending out paper invitations, then why not start an event page on Facebook? Facebook’s features allow you to upload photos or illustrations that you can use to decorate the header of your 4th of July event page. It also allows you to update your guests automatically. Finally, it’s free. You just need to have a Facebook account to set an events page up.
3. Games & Entertainment
Presumably, it will be warm enough outside for you to set up a games and entertainment area. Some popular games to play on the Fourth are croquet and volleyball. You can also play badminton or tag.

Be sure to also set up a place where you and yours can play with sparklers or set off your own personal set of fireworks once dusk descends upon you.
4. Country Touches
Decorative touches, like mason jars and red, white, and blue gingham tablecloths and napkins set the tone for a memorable 4th of July party. Look for linens of red, white, and blue. Very often, you can find items like these at second-hand or antique stores. Or if you’re really lucky, your grandma’s attic.
Final Words on the 4th of July Party
Your Independence Day Party doesn’t have to cost a million bucks. Following these money-saving tips allows you to throw a fun party without putting a hole in your wallet. Shopping at warehouse clubs, pot lucking it, and buying items at the Dollar Store or a second-hand store count as just some of the ways you can save some serious cash on your 4th of July bash.



  1. I hope you have a lovely 4th of July. These are wonderful ideas for a celebration. Than you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!


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