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Light Up Your Fourth of July with These Low-Cost Local Events

July 5, 2018 | By Emma Frost

The 4th of July is a time of year for people to get together for a BBQ and to watch the fireworks. If it’s your turn to host, don’t feel pressured to spend all your cash on a night of entertaining your guests. If you’re wondering, “where can I find a title pawn near me” to fund your party-time patriotism, check out these easy ways to make your 4th of July party a blast without breaking the bank.

Potluck BBQ

One of the easiest ways to save money on your July 4th celebration is to ask everyone in attendance to bring something to the party instead of buying all the food and drinks yourself. Assign everyone in your party planning committee something specific to make sure you have all your bases covered. You don’t want to end up with one package of hotdogs and five bags of buns. And if each guest brings a little something to the picnic table, it’ll cost you way less at the end of the day.

Wearing Red, White, and Blue

While you may be tempted to go out and buy a whole new outfit, nothing is more patriotic than saving money. Wear your red, white, and blue without spending a lot of green this year, and don’t spend too much money on something you’re only going to wear once a year at best. You probably have a variety of clothes in red, white and blue already hanging in your closet that you could pull an outfit together from. You could also check out your local thrift stores for some stars and stripes if your wardrobe is lacking in that department.

Watch the Fireworks

Don’t let your hard-earned money go up in smoke this 4th of July! This is not to say you have to skip the fireworks entirely this year, but you don’t have to shoulder the firework budget alone with so many events going on in Alabama from Greenville to Mobile. Why not check out your local events calendar for a fireworks display near you? You and your family could enjoy a dazzling display from a safe distance, and almost all of these events are free.

Make Your Own Decorations

This is a particularly fun activity to do with the little ones – you and your arts-and-crafters will have a blast with coloring pages and making star-shaped cutouts in red, white and blue. Check out Pinterest for a multitude of fun DIY ideas, and don’t forget to share your results with friends and family on Facebook with #happy4thofJuly!

Shop Ahead of Time

If you’re feeling thrifty, it might be a good idea to stock up on 4th of July goodies for next year on July 5th when it all goes on sale. Items like clothing, home décor, partyware, and even fireworks all get marked down. After season, most of a store’s July 4th merchandise is all priced to move, so grab everything you need now and just save it for next year’s celebration. This clever little life hack is something almost everyone thinks about, but not many follow through with.

A title pawn could help you come up with some extra cash in a pinch, but no matter what you’re celebrating, remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to make it special. Use these smart ideas and light up this year’s Fourth of July celebrations without blowing a hole in your wallet. With a little creativity, there are plenty of ways to have fun this 4th of July on a budget.