Another fabulous 4th of July is upon us. But a perfectly patriotic get-together with family and friends doesn't have to break the bank, if you know where to shop. We found these tips from Financially Fit.
The Decorations - Nothing says Independence Day like a house decorated in over-the-top amounts of red, white and blue. The best place to shop for materials is your local dollar store, where miles of red, white and blue streamers await you, as well as scissors, markers, glue and glitter. While you're at the dollar store, stock up on your red, white and blue paper plates, napkins, cups and cutlery as well.
The Movies - Cozy up on the couch and pop in one of your holiday favorites, whether it be Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Saving Private Ryan or even Independence Day.
The Food - This holiday calls for a day out of the kitchen, with a menu based entirely around your grill! Keep it simple (and inexpensive) with burgers and hotdogs. Best bets for side dishes include chips and salsa, potato salad, popsicles and patriotic red and blue berries covered in impressive amounts of whipped cream.
The Fireworks - Don't even think about setting off your own with the current burn bans because nothing says Independence Day buzz kill like an impromptu visit from your local firefighters. Instead, set off on a Google search of nearby parks where you can catch the show. Just grab a blanket and scout out a spot where you can enjoy a beautiful summer night sky filled with free fireworks... orchestrated by trained professionals.