Fourth of July on a Budget

I am so excited that it's officially summer! The hot weather, longer days, and endless BBQ's are making me a happy gal! Now that we (finally) have a yard, I have been doing a lot of hosting. This can get super expensive, especially when you factor in all the decorations and food. I decided to do 4th of July on a budget so I could avoid a red white and boohoo, if you know what I mean!

You can still have a lot of style without spending big bucks! Almost everything here came from the Dollar Tree and Target's dollar section.

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

This table runner is actually a scarf from the dollar section! I added a sequin table runner underneath for a little extra sparkle.

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

I purchased the chevron jar from Target as well ($3) and filled it with paper straws (8 for $1). The glittery star picks are from A.C. Moore.

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

I purchased my striped plates and star napkins from Target's dollar section, and the blue foil star napkins are from the Christmas Tree Shop. I gave each place setting a fun pen, which was only a dollar each!

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

These foil star plates came 8 for $1- a great deal! And how cute are those octopus beer mugs?! They're from the Christmas Tree Shop and only cost a couple of dollars.

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

For snacks, I got Mike and Ike candies in red, white and blue for only $1. I added nautical cupcake picks I got from the Christmas tree shop ($3 for 24) and put them in these cute shooter glasses (4 for $1)

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

These red, white and blue cupcakes from Target are so cute and tasty! They're perfectly patriotic.

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.
An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

These pail votive holders from the Dollar Tree made adorable vases.  Just put a small cup of water inside so your flowers don't wilt in the heat.

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

I got these paper fans from the dollar tree as well, 2 for $1! 

An EASY and affordable Fourth of July table featuring items from Target and the dollar tree! Check out the post for all the details.

All in all, this July 4th tablescape cost about $50. Not too shabby!

Breakdown:
Sweets & Treats: $15
Flowers/Decor: $20
Tableware: $15

Want more ideas? Check out my Fourth of July Pinterest board!

How are you planning to spend the 4th?