Interested in throwing a 4th of July party on a limited budget? has 25 low budget ideas for celebrating the 4th. Check out their ideas from homemade popsicles to mason jar lanterns and throw a party that’s sure to be the coolest in the neighborhood!

Make sure to include your elderly neighbors and friends in your festivities.  Seniors feel more engaged in life when included in group celebrations. There are some things you have to remember with seniors – like limit sun exposure and keeping them hydrated. You can find more tips at


This blog from LittleThings talks about how hard the 4th of July can be for a veteran. For many vets dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, the sound of fireworks popping all too similar to the sound of bullets. To learn more about how you can help, see their story and share it.



Independence Day is popular with kids because of the excitement and pageantry that accompanies it. For more ideas on how to celebrate with your kids visit  They have activities that are both fun and educational.


Learn about how other cities celebrate the 4th. Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts plays 19th century style baseball, historical re-enactments, parade and more. They also read the words to the declaration of independence.