Fourth of July: Last-minute celebration ideas on a budget

Prices are at an all-time high but they don't need to spoil your Independence Day celebrations.

Here are 5 ways you can pull a fabulous Fourth of July bash on a budget.

Buy in bulk if you’re planning a party for a big crowd.

Instead of buying paper plates printed with American flags at a premium, buy solid colored blue plates, white napkins and red Solo cups for cheap.

A simple way to reduce the physical and financial stress of a party is to share the burden and make it a potluck.

Allow your guests to bring their own alcohol to a party. It won't put a dent in your budget.

Skip the fireworks. they are pricey and noisy, disturbing both people and pets.