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10 4th of July Party Hacks That'll Save You Money & Time

Written by Grace & Silas
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So 4th of July is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start planning. And if you’re someone who’s hosting a celebration this holiday, you might feel a little bit overwhelmed. Lot’s of decor, a list of fun activities, and delicious food to cook.

Thankfully though, there are plenty of great party ideas that’ll make your celebration fun and stress free. Down below I’ve gathered some amazing tips and hacks that’ll definitely impress your guests without spending too much time and money. So check them out and let me know what you think!

DIY Star Garlands

Decorate your place in just a few minutes by adding star garlands. To easily make one, all you have to do is cut your streamers from a folded strip of paper, make a star template, and cut. Hang on your walls and you’re done!

You can also do this with any material of your choice!

FREE Printable Photo Booth Props

If you’ve noticed, photo booths are a must for any parties. Everyone is into look for a good photo booth, especially when it comes to having fun props to take pictures with. And what better way to have them is to make your own. All you have to do is print them off, attach them to sticks, and you’re done.

Bandana Utensil Holder

This bandana trick is simple and looks super cute! You just have to wrap the red, blue, and white bandana onto your utensils, tie with twine, and it’s ready to be used.

Fruity Ice Drinks

Instead of serving plain cold water, why not make your drink more enjoyable by simply adding frozen berry ice cubes? You just have to put the berries (preferably blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries) and water into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once ready, throw them into a glass pitcher and it’s ready!

4th of July Flag Balloon Dart Game

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting activity for your party, try adding this balloon dart game. You’ll just need a large pegboard, red, white and blue inflated balloons, darts, and some sweet treats as a prize.

DIY Confetti Balloons

Balloons always make the perfect addition to any celebration. So instead of getting plain red, white, and blue balloons, get creative and add some red, white, and blue confetti inside your clear inflated balloon. These will make your place look amazing!

DIY Mini Flag Cupcake Toppers

If you’re planning to make some cupcakes, try printing out some mini American flag cupcake toppers. They’ll look super cute!

Red, White, and Blue Mason Jars

Turn your mason jars into festive cups by simply painting the outside of the jar with some red, white, and blue paint. Just be sure not to paint the jar’s mouth to make sure they’re safe to drink.

Bandana Banner

Another great way to use your red, white, and blue bandanas as decorations is to make it into a cool banner. All you have to do is fold a bandana in half and tie each end with a string. Then hang between two trees; they’re perfect for your barbecue party.

Serve Food in Snow Cone Cups

If you’re thinking of festive and functional food containers for your party, then snow cone cups are a great options. They work well with potato chips, fries, s’mores, fruit, etc. They make snacking easy and convenient.


Whether you’re hosting a party or just planning to invite some friends and family to come to your home, these party ideas from the list above will make your life a bit easier. So give them a try and let me know what you think!

Now if you have any questions about these 4th of July party hacks, just let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to help you out!

And one more thing, if you’re having a baby soon or know anyone who is, check out our gender reveal party ideas (4th of July-themed gender reveal ideas included!)

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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