100 Frugal 4th of July Party Ideas

The 4th around here is a BIG deal – delicious food, festive decorations, fireworks, swimming, and of course, family! Here are some of my favorite frugal, fun ideas to make your Independence Day celebration just a little bit more special!



American Flag Mason Jar Candles from Thrifty Decor Chick

Tin Can 4th of July Lanterns from Crafts for All Seasons
Star Votive Candle Holders from Crafts Unleashed

Garlands, Steamers and Banners

Patriotic Paper Chains from The Budget Decorator
Patriotic Outdoor Garland from Fun Home Things
Plastic Cup Twirlers from I Can Teach My Child
Patriotic String Lights from eHow
Patriotic Dolly Banner from The Creative Itch Boutique
Bandana Banners from Life in Wonderland

DIY Pom Pom Garland from The Party People

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland from The Scrap Shoppe

Hanging Canopy of Streamers
red, white, and blue paper streamers + big-bulb outdoor lights

Party Decorations

American Flag Water Bottles (source unknown)
Patriotic Pedestal Candy Dish from Simply Designing
DIY Star Table Runner from The Shabby Creek Cottage

Patriotic Utensil Holder from Mama Cheaps
Patriotic Tin Cans from Stockpiling Moms
Lollipop Bouquet from Gluesticks
Napkin and Utensil Holder Mason Jars (source unknown)
Bandana Napkin (source unknown)
bandanas + thread or twine + silverware
Patriotic Glasses (source unknown)
stemless wine glasses, star stickers, patriotic paper straws

Pool Noodle Fireworks Party Decor Idea (source unknown)

Outdoor Decorations

Tin Can Windstocks from The Wilson World

Painted Lawn Stars from The Concrete Cottage

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Flower Pot from Lolly Jane

DIY 4th of July Burlap Wreath from Domestic Superhero
Easy Patriotic Wreath from Blissfully Domestic
Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
Easy Bandana Wreath from Girl in the Garage

Food Frugal 4th of July Party Ideas – Desserts & Treats


4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups from The First Year

Patriotic Popsicles from Yummy Healthy Easy
Patriotic Cones from Noble Pig
Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats from Life Love and Sugar

Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies from Bellyfull

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from Spend with Pennies

4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches from Freutcake

Patriotic Homemade Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches from New England Today

Patriotic Oreo Pops from Makoodle

4th of July Meringue Cookies from Sugary Sweets

Red, White & Blue Crinkle Cookies from Creme de la Crumb

4th of July Sprinkled Cookies from Simply Gloria

Fourth of July  Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies from The 36th AVENUE

Stars and Stripes American Flag Pie from An Extraordinary Day

Easy Patriotic Sugar Wafers from Southern Made Simple

Patriotic Caramel Pretzel Bites from Two Sisters Crafting

Star-Spangled Gumdrops from Mom on Timeout

Stars and Stripes Rice Krispie Treats from Itsy Bitsy Foodies

DIY Patriotic Candy Bowls from Our Best Bites

Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites from Two Sisters Crafting

Food Frugal 4th of July Party Ideas – Main Entrees, Drinks & Appetizers


Red, White & Blue Jello Ice Cubes from Shaken Together

Fruit Kabobs The Baby Bump Diaries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Dessert Now Dinner Later

American Flag Fruit Skewers from Party City

Cheese and Cracker Flag (source unknown)
Star Spangled Fruit Salad from A Family Feast

4th of July Firecracker Dogs from Homemade in the Heartland

Hot Dog Bar from I Heart Nap Time
You can get condiment bottles, deli baskets, picnic paper liners, utensils, & much more from Dollar Tree

Red White and Blue Deviled Eggs from Created by Diane

Red White and Blue Spaghetti from Created by Diane

American Flag Pizza from Little Dairy on the Prairie
Star Dip from Hungary Happenings

S’Mores from Balancing Home

Star Cheese Crackers from A to Zebra Celebrations
Red, White & Blue Cake Batter Dip from Sugar & Soul
JELL-O Slushy from Some of This and That

Frugal 4th of July Party Games & Activities


4th of July Bingo from Crazy Little Projects

4th of July Sparklers from Alice and Lois

Tin Can Knockdown Game from Evite

Kids Fireworks Craft Using a Fork from Sassy Dealz

Dollar Tree Fireworks Stand from Style with Nancy