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A display of 4th of July themed glow products.

Glow Sticks for Fourth of JulyFor only 97 cents each, you can buy assorted glow accessories like: necklaces, headbands, flags, wands and more. This is ideal for summer camping nights, or specifically Fourth of July when it's fireworks at night! The kids will have a blast with these lights and be festive!


4th of July Fruit Tray

4th of July Fruit TrayWe have a large star shaped plate that I wanted to use for fruit at our party. I asked my son to put the fruit on the plate and was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. I thought I would share it to inspire someone else. :)


fruit topped cakes

Simple 4th of July DessertWe are invited to lots of July 4th picnics and want to bring along something with that theme. I just grab a pack of dessert cakes, cut up some strawberries, add whipped cream, and top with a blueberry, as shown.


Banner on railing.

Keeping Banners From Flipping in BreezeWhen decorating for the 4th of July, $1 store items are wonderful, but sometimes you may need to alter them to suit your decorating. I put my banner outside on my deck, but the wind flipped them over, so I taped pennies to their back sides and now they hang nicely.


A hot apple pie for the 4th of July

Fourth Of July Apple PieOn the 4th, a friend brought over this Apple Pie, hot from the oven. How special for us. We had no plans for the 4th holiday as everyone was here for Memorial Day.


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Glowsticks Instead Of Fireworks For The Fourth Of JulyWe camp on the 4th of July in an area where fireworks are not allowed so we came up with this idea. Buy red, white and blue glowsticks, necklaces, etc. at your local 99 cent store.


An American flag showing the stars and stripes.

U.S. Flag EtiquetteCelebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.


Saving Money on Fireworks

Saving Money on FireworksWith the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day) coming soon, here are ideas for saving money on fireworks or fireworks display shows as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.


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Fourth of July Water Balloon GameThis is a great game for the 4th if July. All you need is 2 towels, 4 people and some water balloons! 2 people hold on th the short ends of a towel and place the water balloon in the middle. They fling it up in the air and let the other 2 people catch it in their towel


two patriotic dogs

Fourth of July Safety for PetsWater your yard to prevent fire works from setting fire to the grass and perhaps the car or the house. Keep the pets inside. It's the worst day of the year for pets. Dogs run off more often on the Fourth of July than any other day.


A patriotic sundae table decoration.

Patriotic Ice Cream BouquetI made a patriotic decoration to be used for 4th of July. I took a plastic parfait glass and layered the following; put a paper patriotic napkin in the bottom, next layer was shredded gift bag paper, another patriotic napkin (folded to fit in the glass). . .


An American flag showing the stars and stripes.

Fourth of July Party PlanningPlanning the hottest Fourth of July party ever? Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will tickle your guests' tummies, but how about tickling their senses, too? Here are some great tips for transforming your party into an explosive celebration.


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Floral Fourth of July DecorationsA nice, thrifty 4th of July holiday decoration is to gather a bouquet of the flower called "Queen Ann's Lace". Add a few drops of red food coloring in a vase and a few drops of blue food coloring in another vase. Put some flowers in each vase.


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Fireworks Safety TipsFireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries.


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Table Linens for Fourth of July PartiesInstead of buying throwaway, light plastic tablecloths, spend a few dollars more and get a flannel-back table cloth for seasonal parties.



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