Fourth of July Bash on a Budget

Plan a Fourth of July Bash on a Budget!

Wanting to celebrate the 4th in style but have a tight budget??? We styled this fabulous Fourth of July Bash on a Budget and you can too!! Check it out and see how you too can have a great party on a low budget. I of course couldn’t have done it alone. A huge thanks to Aimee, my designer/coordinator at Creative Designs by Toni, for all the help!!

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

4th of July party on a budget

Fourth of July Bash on a Budget

Items Used {contains affiliate links}:

Background:

Wooden Posts {Habitat for Humanity ReSale Shop}

Decor:

Blue/red metallic pinwheels {Dollar Tree}

Cupcake Toppers {Dollar Tree}

Red, white, and blue paper banner {Dollar Tree}

Fire cracker table cover – This was actually a picnic blanket that I bought from Target many years ago, but you could easily use the one linked.

Food:

Cupcakes (Funfetti Cake Mix)

Rice Crispy treats 

Bananas with chocolate and sprinkles

Bottled water {Aldi}

DIY Items:

Fire cracker Blocks

America Blocks

Blue Striped container – Oatmeal oats container with scrapbook paper

Blue Striped pin wheels

Star water bottle labels – Scrapbook paper

Straw sparklers

Pledge of Allegiance Sign

 All DIY Items were free since they were DIY and made by myself or our co worker using materials we had on hand. Scrap wood, scrap paper, and such.

How you can do it your self as well:

In advance, at a craft party night, we crafted the fire cracker blocks and america blocks with a group of friends. All using materials we had on hand. Scrap wood, glue, stickers, and paper. Check out the tutorial here for the fire cracker blocks.

For the Straw Sparklers we purchased patriotic paper straws from Hobby Lobby at 50% off. We got a pack of 20 for only $2.00. Then using tissue paper we had on hand, we crafted these sparkly decorations. Check out the tutorial here to create your own paper sparkler.

We crafted the blue and white container by re using an old oatmeal oats container and wrapping a piece of scrapbook paper around it.

For the festive water bottles, we cut strips of scrapbook paper and wrapped around and taped each paper over the label of each bottle.

For the striped pin wheels, I cut 4 squares from a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper, folded and cut to create pinwheels. I created and cut out the center circles. Will post a DIY for this project shortly. I used the paper straws as well as the sticks/base for the pinwheels.

I created the Pledge sign and printed out on white card stock and framed in a white frame I had on hand.

For cups/jars we re used old spaghetti jars and filled with red gatorade but you can get mason jars if you like those too. Tied twine around each glass and adorned with a strawberry and paper straw sparklers.

For food, we cut up a banana and drizzled with chocolate and sprinkles. All items we had in the kitchen. Rice Crispy treats were purchased. We cut in half and placed a stick in each one. We placed a bowl of strawberries from the fridge.

Cupcakes I made using a box mix from the clearance section at the store for $.50. I hand made cream cheese icing and piped on to the cupcake. I topped it with cupcake toppers from Dollar Tree.

We had all platters and stands on hand. We also placed a festive picnic blanket on top of a regular table cloth for a more festive feel. Using old banister posts from the habitat for humanity store and tied a banner from the Dollar Tree, we created the backdrop.

I hope everyone has a fabulous and safe fourth of July!  Let us know if you plan a fourth of July bash on a budget!