50 Easy DIY July 4th Party Ideas on a Budget
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Looking for a few budget friendly July 4th party ideas? I know we are all ready to get back to cookouts and large gatherings of friends and family, but don’t let the excitement of holiday fun bust your budget!
These ideas for 4th of July party decorations, favors, drinks, appetizers, desserts, and more, will be sure to impress your guests without breaking the bank.
Check out these DIY July 4th party ideas, and make some memories this summer!
Make sure you grab my free July 4th Party Planning printable so you don’t forget anything, and stick to your party budget!
July 4th Party Supplies
Here are some 4th of July Party supplies that you might find useful in order to DIY your decorations and create the perfect backyard summer party feel.
4th of July Party Decorations
Need a simple DIY centerpiece for your July 4th gathering? These adorable coffee filter flowers from Crafts by Amanda, are the perfect decoration and fun craft for the whole family!
- Patriotic Star Sun Catcher Decoration
- Easy Dollar Store 4th of July Centerpiece
- Patriotic Paper Plate Ribbon Banner
- 4th of July Photo Booth Prop Printables
- Patriotic luminaire utensil holders
It’s easy to put together a red, white, and blue backyard tablescape using these creative tips from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
- Summer Letterboard Quotes
- Paper roll firecracker craft
- 4th of July Paper Banner
- Homemade American Flag Mason Jars
Grab these printable patriotic pinwheels for a super budget friendly and adorable party decoration.
July 4th Party Favor Ideas
These Fourth of July Printable Sparkler packs make the perfect party favor for your guests! Grab them here at Lovely Indeed.
4th of July Party Games and Activities
Entertain the littlest of your party guests with these printable Fourth of July scavenger hunt. Grab it here for free!
- Printable 4th of July Tattoos for Kids
- Free 4th of July Printable Scavenger Hunt
- Free Printable Uncle Sam Hat Craft
- DIY Glow in the Dark Firework Craft
These free printable July 4th games are perfect to entertain the kids while they wait for the fireworks to start!
July 4th Party Food Ideas
July 4th Party Appetizers and Snack Ideas
I’m obsessed with this Taco Salad Flag from Amanda’s Cooking. I’m definitely making this one for our next 4th of July party!
- Healthy Black Bean Salsa
- Corn Dog Nuggets
- Party Perfect Deviled Eggs
- Easy Fruit Sparklers
- Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad
- Easy Smoked Jalapeno Poppers
I’m all about the charcuterie board trend, and this one does not disappoint!
4th of July Party Main Course Menu Ideas
If you’re going to have a backyard cookout, you know you need to have potato salad on the menu! I love this gluten free, allergy friendly option from Strength & Sunshine.
- Easy Grilled Veggie Skewers
- Roasted Zucchini Salad
- Refreshing ChickPea Salad
- Classic American Macaroni Salad
- Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Instant Pot BBQ Hawaiian Little Smokies
July 4th Party Drinks
Loving everything about this red, white, and blue patriotic punch from Amanda’s Cooking. It’s easy and delicious!
- Homemade Lemonade Concentrate
- Red, White, & Berry Vodka Lemonade
- Strawberry blueberry infused water
- Fruit infused water
4th of July Desserts
This angel food cake trifle by Cooking with Janica, is SO cute in the mason jars. It’s the perfect festive treat for a backyard 4th of July party.
- Red, White, and Blue Trifle
- Blueberry Cobbler topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberry Syrup
- Triple Berry Cheesecake Fruit Salad
- Rice Krispie Treat Stars
These patriotic star shaped sugar cookies are the perfect addition to your centerpiece! The kids will love helping to decorate them…and eating them too.
- Strawberry Mango Popsicles
- S’mores Cookies (Vegan + Gluten Free)
- Crock Pot Patriotic Clusters (peanuts & M&M’s)
- Blueberry Strawberry Shortcake
What could be a better July 4th Party dessert idea than a full on display of American Flag cupcakes?
- Patriotic Oreo Truffles
- Red, White, and Blue Marshmallow Skewers
- American Summer No Bake Cheesecake Cups
- Easy 4th of July Pretzel Bites
These fireworks blondies look just as yummy as they do festive! Grab the recipe here.
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