Budget Bash: Fourth of July Edition

Budget Bash: Fourth of July Edition

Budget Bash: Fourth of July Edition

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Americans spend more than $6 billion on their Fourth of July parties — and that's just for the food! That doesn't mean you have to spend a ton of money to throw an amazing celebration. We at AmeriCash Loans rounded up the best tips for DIY decor and affordable decorations, easy food ideas, and fun outdoor activities to help you plan a budget bash this Fourth of July that won't cost much and will leave you and your guests with great memories. 

Easy Food Ideas
What's the key to feeding a crowd without busting your budget? Choosing inexpensive cuts of meat and seasonal fruits and veggies to round out the menu. For example, grilling a tri-tip roast lets you cash in on the wallet-friendly nature of sirloin without sacrificing flavor or texture. Or you could prepare pulled pork for sandwiches and plated dinners using inexpensive pork shoulder, which you can cook ahead of the big day. This leaves you with more time to enjoy the fun.  

Inexpensive Beverages
Easy food ideas aren't the only factor to consider. Americans typically spend more than $1.6 billion just on beverages for Fourth of July. Save yourself time and money by focusing on providing big batch drinks to keep the fun high and the costs low. Iced tea, homemade lemonade , and fruit punch are fast and inexpensive to prepare. 

Affordable Decorations
While food and drinks tend to take up a big portion of most Fourth of July party budgets, decorations can send the holiday spending into overdrive. Some of the most affordable decorations are easy DIY decor. For example, you can make a cheap patriotic wreath by painting clothespins red, white, and blue before arranging them on a wire wreath and hanging it on your front door or gate. Similarly, you can transform mason jars into centerpieces by painting them with stars and stripes and filling them with flowers from the garden or citronella sticks to help keep the bugs away.

Fun Outdoor Activities 
Transform your outdoor space into the place to party this Fourth of July with fun outdoor activities. Hold an Independence Day costume contest with prizes for guests who outshine the crowd with their attire. Set up a patriotic scavenger hunt, host a hula hoop contest, or hold your own backyard baseball game. Other ideas include a potato sack race or yard bowling with red, white, and blue painted tin cans and tennis balls. Fun outdoor activities don't have to cost a lot, but they can be tons of fun. 

Need extra cash to pad your party budget? AmeriCash Loans offers fast, flexible loans to help you buy a new grill, add new patio furnishings, or stock up on essentials for DIY decor. No matter what you need, AmeriCash Loans has you covered. Apply online or find a location near you today. 
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