4 Frugal Fourth Ideas from our DealPros


I've been browsing the internet lately for all things related to the 4th of July. You know it's coming upon us quickly, right? As I sat here drooling over this colorful Mexican Salad recipe on My Royal Kitchen (isn't that photo gorgeous?), I decided I wanted to do a few special things for the 4th this year.

Normally I just pack up some sandwiches, and hit the local beach that has a fireworks display every year. I think it would be fun to have a little bit more fun this year when it comes to food and fun, but I also don't want it to cost me a whole lot to celebrate a little more. 

Here are some tips from some of the DealPros on how to have a frugal 4th of July this year.  

1. Lynette from Cleverly Simple has a few ideas for inexpensive July 4th appetizers here. I'm thinking the colorful fruit and cheese tray is going to be on my list to make. I love that I can do this for a healthier treat, and it's inexpensive as well! 

2. The shopping can be the most difficult part about saving money this 4th of July. Melissa from Frugalissa Finds has a list of tips here to help you save on these items at the grocery store. The trick here will be to save money on any meat purchases, as that's usually the most expensive! 

3. My kids are still young, so I'm always looking for fun crafts to do with them. Check out this cute flag craft on Thrifty Northwest Mom, that you can make with the kids. It's cute, inexpensive and easy! That makes it a win/win for me!

4. And I think I'll actually decorate my door this year with a patriotic wreath (yeah, I'm one of those people that never decorates!!). Here's a cool DIY patriotic wreath that costs $5 or less to make on Getting Freedom. Less than 5 bucks? Yeah, sign me up!

What are some of your frugal ideas to celebrate the 4th of July this year? Do you have any great appetizer or craft ideas? I'd love to hear about them! 

Crystal Collins is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: 
Savings.com)



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Whirlpool celebrates new Trump tariffs, adding 200 jobs in Ohio
Whirlpool celebrates new Trump tariffs, adding 200 jobs in Ohio

At least one local manufacturer is celebrating the Trump administration’s move to slam down new tariffs on imported goods. Whirlpool Corp. said it is adding 200 jobs after the administration imposed a tariff of up to 50 percent on large residential washing machines, a penalty aimed squarely at rival manufacturers Samsung Electronics Co. and LG...
JOB ALERT: Kroger hiring for management, digital tech jobs
JOB ALERT: Kroger hiring for management, digital tech jobs

The Kroger Co. announced it is actively recruiting experienced retail, digital and technology professionals for corporate and store management roles across stores. “We want retail and digital and tech talent to know that we’re hiring,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. The...
Regional airport adds new Starbucks, other new dining options
Regional airport adds new Starbucks, other new dining options

John Glenn Columbus International Airport is adding another Starbucks location and several other new dining options for travelers. The airport added its fifth Starbucks location near baggage claim, operated by global restaurateur HMSHost. Other new dining options will open in Concourse C in the second quarter of 2018, the airport announced. Donatos...
Staff cuts and bankruptcy: 7 things we learned about retail last week
Staff cuts and bankruptcy: 7 things we learned about retail last week

The retail industry is shaking things up in the first month of 2018. Gander Mountain reopened some stores under a new name, while Amazon narrowed the list of contenders for its second headquarters in North America. Here’s what happened last week in retail: Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, announced an initial list of retail...
It’s back. Graeter’s partners with brewery again for ice cream beer
It’s back. Graeter’s partners with brewery again for ice cream beer

Graeter’s Ice Cream and Kentucky-based Braxton Brewing Co. have partnered up again to bring back the highly popular Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout beer. The Cincinnati-based ice cream company will re-launch its Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip flavor beer with Braxton with a few changes to the original recipe. The new batch will have...
More Stories