Affordable Ways to Prepare for Independence Day

July 03, 2018

Whether spending time at an Independence Day parade, backyard barbecue or quality time with family, Dollar General has all the necessary items to have an affordable and festive holiday.

Fire up the grill with 57 Sauce Glazed Kabobs for a unique and delicious recipe using only a few ingredients. Consider a buffet set up that can allow guests to pick and choose sides they like. Organize the buffet in order of plates, sides, main dish, condiments, silverware and drinks. This may also be a great setup for potluck celebrations. Easy sides like coleslaw and potato salad are classic additions for the cookout.

Make it patriotic by mixing and matching red, white and blue tableware with disposable table covers, plates, napkins and cups that can help make decorating, serving and clean up easy. Paint jars with simple designs like red and white stripes using acrylic paint for an easy and creative DIY décor. Once dried, use the jars as utensil and straw holders. Place citronella candles on tables and around the area to help ward off bugs. For added convenience, consider setting up a bug spray and sunscreen station for guests.

Summer can be a great time to refresh your grill tools, especially when preparing for a big barbecue. From grill brushes to chrome tongs, find affordable, yet quality grill tools online or at your local Dollar General. Don’t forget to restock the charcoal! A big bag of charcoal may last all season and provide value.

Transform any indoor or outdoor space with fun, affordable Independence Day and summer décor. This red tissue paper tassel garland and royal blue tissue paper ball can be hung from walls, ceilings and porches for a festive and patriotic look.

No matter the holiday activity, customers can take advantage of the everyday low prices and summer savings by shopping online or in-store at your local Dollar General. Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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