4th of July Party – On a Budget

By Lyndsey Schnabel

Fourth of July is the all American holiday and you can go it on a budget. People love to get out and BBQ with friends, family and neighbors. No matter if you are hosting or going as guest to a party I have some amazing ideas for food, drinks and of course a cute wreath for a little decoration.

If you are looking for something easy to serve at your 4th of July party, think no more. Doing something like a hotdog and hamburger bar is easy and your guests can build their own, especially when having to please picky eaters. Get all the favorite toppings, cheese, onions, lettuce and anything else you think people would love, ohh of course don’t forget the ketchup and mustard. Just set it up like a DIY bar and let your guests to town. Now you can’t have a summer BBQ without a signature drink, with or without alcohol. Below is a yummy recipe Independence Day punch for guest of all ages, just set the vodka aside allowing your guest to add their own. It is pretty much the coolest punch ever.

Independence Day Punch

What you need:

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Blue Gatorade Frost
  • Diet 7-Up
  • Ice cubes
  • Vodka (optional)

What to do:

(Either in a Glass or a drink dispenser)

  • Fill the glass or drink dispenser with Ice. Pour in the Cranberry Juice. Next pour in the Blue Gatorade Frost, BUT make sure that when you’re pouring the Blue Gatorade Frost that you pour straight onto some of the ice to gently add the layer. If you pour it directly into the juice it will mix! Next, pour in the Diet 7up; also pour onto an ice cube to prevent them from mixing.

All that’s left would be some décor; of course you could buy lots of 4th of July décor at The Dollar Tree and Target’s dollar bins for CHEAP!!

But if you are looking to make something here is a cute wreath everyone will love. All you need is some fabric (Walmart has lots to choose from), a wire wreath which is $2.49 at Michael’s Crafts and time!!

I started by cutting the fabric into strips 1″ by 6″long.

I then tied each piece around the metal wreath.

Yes, it takes a long time to tie each piece of fabric around the wreath, but it will be worth it!

Have fun and Happy 4th of July!!!

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