Fourth of July is right around the corner, and if you are a holiday enthusiast, you will definitely be drooling over the thoughts of a weekend at the lake, barbecuing, firework shows, etc. However, throwing a party can get a little expensive.
Fortunately, you will not have to break the bank if you follow the tips given below. Right from the decorations to food and fireworks, everything is covered in the tips below. Keep on reading to know how you can incorporate everything in your party and still remain within the budget…
Planning a 4th of July party within the budget
This is where most of the people spend more than half of their party budgets. Well, decorations do not need to be extravagant. In fact, little touchups will also be appreciated equally. One of the easiest ways to decorate your home in an all-American theme is by adding small flags to it. Place them in flower vases, in glass jars, etc. Even use them as cake toppers to create a stronger impact.
Add some reds, Whites and Blues
This doesn’t mean you make everything in red, white and blue. However, just try to give few touches of those patriotic colors. For instance, use red, white and blue flowers, get your paper goods like plates and napkins in red, white and blue, or simply order an American flag cake online. You can even add some lanterns around the house of the same colors.
Now comes the most important and expensive part of any party – food. Well, to cut down on food cost, it is recommended that you go for a potluck. You can prepare the main course, and ask your guests to get their favorite desserts and side dishes. However, if you are not in for potluck, simply stick to the traditional backyard grilling. Get hot dogs and hamburgers. After all, they will be filling but not pricey.
Furthermore, you can also plan your menu in such a way that it incorporates the patriotic colors. Use red, white and blue food dyes or just add some berries to your desserts. Also, you can have some red, white and blue beverages at the party. Now, this will be like killing two birds with one stone.
Keeping your guests entertained throughout the party is very important. However, this again doesn’t need to break the bank. Just have some simple games, and you will see how everyone enjoys their time.
So, either use all these tips, or simply mix and match some, in the end you will surely have a great time in your 4th of July party.