How to Have a 4th of July Celebration on a Budget

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This year, plan to have a 4th of July celebration on a budget.Begin planning your 4th of July celebration on a budget now to make the most of your money.

Start saving coupons for food items you will need for your 4th of July celebration. You can find coupons for things like hot dogs, chips, beverages and condiments in your local paper and on-line at coupon sites such as Redplum or CouponMom. If there are advertised deals for items now that can be frozen or are non-perishable, by all means stock up before the holiday gets closer. As the 4th of July holiday nears, retail prices will go up.

Make a list of people that you are inviting so you can estimate how much food you will need and what party supplies will be needed. You do not have to throw a celebration worthy of a Queen. A simple party with good friends and family is always the best.

Ask friends and family to bring an item, whether it is a food item, paper cups or party supplies. Every little bit helps and most people are happy to bring along something to help out. Keep a list of what everyone is bringing so you don’t double up on anything.

Your local dollar store is a great source for party supplies that won’t break the budget. Check to make sure you are purchasing full sized items or the $1 price tag is not a good value. Set a budget before you go to your local dollar store and make a list. Do not get side-tracked into buying more than you need just because it is “only a dollar”.

This year, plan to have a 4th of July celebration on a budget. You can find many of the items you will need at your local Dollar Tree or Dollar Store and, if you plan in advance, you will be able to save at the grocery store as well. Start planning your 4th of July celebration on a budget now to make the most of your money.

Budget friendly items at your local dollar store that you will likely need for your 4th of July celebration are plastic utensils, paper cups, napkins, plates, balloons and balloon weights.

The dollar store is also a great resource for cleaning supplies (you will have to clean up, sorry!), foil pans for baking/cooking, grill brushes and citronella candles.

If you are lucky enough to have a pool at your 4th of July celebration, the dollar store has season items such as pool “noodles”, children’s goggles and swim rings.

Planning your 4th of July celebration on a budget is not hard if you prepare in advance. Tightening our budgets does not mean we can’t enjoy a great summer celebration!

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