25 Patriotic 4th Of July Party Ideas You Can DIY On A Budget

Were you hoping on throwing a 4th of July party on a limited budget? We often think that a 4th of July party needs big bucks to make a big bang, but that’s not true! Check out these amazing but low-budget party ideas instead, and throw a party that’s sure to be the coolest in the neighborhood!

Fun 4th Of July Party Ideas That’s Easy On The Pocket

4th of July is the biggest holiday in our family next to Christmas, and I am not one to let it pass without going all-out–food, decor, parties, fireworks, and all. And though I believe in giving this once-in-a-year affair its due, the huge cut it takes to our family budget can still hurt long after the festivities are over. Fortunately, you can easily find 4th of July party ideas online and out will pop all the creative, simple, and affordable ideas you can use. I’ve short-listed all my favorites here which I’m sure you will also like. Help yourself to these practical ideas for a 4th of July party.

1. DIY Napkin Rings For 4th of July Dining Table

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From the decor to the cutlery, your dining table for your party should scream 4th of July. This easy DIY napkin ring should cover it.

2. 4th of July Mason Jar Lanterns

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Image via DIY Projects

This why we never throw out our mason jars and reuse them instead into this nifty lantern idea for a welcoming home entrance.

3. DIY Firework Hotdog

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Give your grilled hotdogs a twist–a literal twist, with this firework-inspired recipe.

4. Make Your Own American Hat Flag

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Dress up to the occasion with this patriotic DIY American hat to keep you both safe from the sun and fashionable on a hot Fourth of July.

5. Firework Fruit Kabob

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Refresh your family and guests the healthy way with these stars- and firework-inspired fruit kabobs.

6. Red And White Pompom Garland

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Why buy expensive decor when you can make some on your own, like these pompom garlands that your kids will enjoy crafting for a minimal cost.

7. Denim And Burlap Lighted Garland

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Make use of burlap scraps and denim from your recent projects and make this denim and burlap knot garland for decor.

8. Patriotic Luminaries

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Don’t waste electricity this Independence Day by making low-cost luminaries instead, like these on-theme paper bag luminaries.

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9. Homemade Confetti Launchers

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Want a party with a bang? You don’t have to spend much. You just have to get creative, and this idea will help.

10. Patriotic Clothespin Pinwheel

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Make these elegant yet low-budget pinwheels as outdoor decor.

11. Paper Stars For Fourth Of July

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Image via Lia Griffith

Trust me, this project is super easy, it’s no sweat at all.

12. DIY American Flag Backdrop

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You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make this American flag party backdrop. All you have to do is tie knots in a stylish pattern.

13. Star-Spangled Lawn

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A fourth of July party will most likely take place out in the garden. Check out more fourth of July garden decor ideas here.

14. Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpieces

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Mason jars are such a lifesaver with the tons you can do or make from them besides canning your fresh harvest–like this charming centerpiece.

15. How To Make Oreo Fourth Of July Pops

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Fancy desserts can be costly but not these Oreo drops. Make sure to put up a station for tasty kiddie treats because we’ve got more coming.

16. Choco-Dipped Fouth Of July Pretzels

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This is what I’m talking about! With a selection of treats in your sweets station, who would ever guess you’re partying on a budget?

17. 4th of July Drinks Party Recipes

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You’re going to have a lot of thirsty guests on a hot summer fourth of July. Make sure you’ve concocted a refreshing yet healthy fruit drink mix for the party.

18. Firecracker 4th Of July Party Favors

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End the party with a blast, not literally though. I’m sure your guests will love this treat!

19. Stars And Stripes Bean Bag Toss

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Have you got the down times in between dining and fireworks covered? This simple and easy to make bean bag toss game should take care of it.

20. Red White and Blue Broken Glass Jell-O

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Even jello has to be dressed up for the occasion–or in this case, colored and cut up to the occasion.

21. Red White and Blue Pasta Salad

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Not only do your desserts get to be red, white and blue, your salad does too!

22. Easy DIY 4th of July Inspired Frozen Dessert

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A star treat shouldn’t be absent from your sweets station! Follow the step-by-step guide to making this star treat here.

23. Patriotic Tin Cans

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Low-budget doesn’t get any lower than this, you make this practically for free, With red, blue and white paint, the mood is set for a fourth of July party table.

24. Patriotic Bushel Basket

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Go colonial and stylish with this bushel basket food server.

25. Independence Day No Sew Flag Shirts DIY

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Dress up to the occasion with this easy t-shirt craft even your kids can do. I sure am digging this one for my girls.

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There you go, practical homesteaders! 4th of July party ideas that prove you don’t need to spend a fortune to have fun. Have a meaningful Independence Day everyone!

Which 4th of July party ideas will make it to your list of to-try? Let us know in the comments below!

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