The 4th of July can be a wonderfully exciting holiday for kids and adults alike. It is a time for family gatherings, cookouts, fireworks, and celebrating our nation’s independence. Unfortunately, all that celebrating can dig us into a hole financially. With food, drinks, party supplies, decorations, not to mention fireworks and all the rest, costs can quickly skyrocket without you even realizing it. If this year you would like to practice a little cost containment and are looking for 4th of July party decorations that are budget friendly, here are a few ideas to get you fired up and aimed in the right direction!
Garland and swag – These cheap party decorations are pretty much the standard 4th of July decor. While they might not be the most exciting of decorations, they certainly bring memories of a by-gone era floating back. They are bright, colorful, and can often be found at discounted prices at party supply stores or online before the July 4th holiday.
Lighting – There are a variety of lighting options when it comes to 4th of July party decorations, which can add inexpensive atmosphere to your celebration. From string lights indoors or out to tiki torches for your yard party, you can load up on party decorations for 4th of July lighting on a budget. Check party supply stores in your area or online party suppliers for great deals on these products. Most of these suppliers will have a variety of string lights that can be strung along fences, doors, or just about anywhere for your 4th of July holiday gathering.
Mini flags – Mini flags make perfect 4th of July party decorations, not only because they are cheap, but because they can be placed in a number of different areas and used in a variety of ways. Consider putting them out as cheap party decorations in the lawn, on the porch, or inside your home. You can put several of them in vases to be used as centerpieces on tables, or you can make a base for them so that they can be used as individual places settings along with name cards.
Beach ball – This isn’t your run of the mill beach ball we’re talking about here. Go for the patriotic beach ball. This is a fun party decoration that can add a little of the beach theme to your celebration. Beach balls are cheap 4th of July party decorations that can keep the kids entertained, and be used at the pool for the rest of the summer.
Pinata– While not typically associated with the 4th of July holiday, piñatas can be a cheap party decoration that can be a ton of fun at just about any event and provide plenty of inexpensive and memorable entertainment. While the price of these 4th of July themed decorations can be high, if you find them at party supply stores or online you can save a lot of money.