We all know how special birthdays are. It only comes once a year and that day is all about the child who celebrates his or her birthday. Yes, birthdays are super important!
However, budgets and schedules and all kinds of other things come into play. Life doesn’t stop because a birthday comes up, so how do you balance making your child’s birthday special without spending a ton of cash? Rest assured, planning birthday party on a budget is possible. There are ways to celebrate your little ones birthdays in style by spending little or no money at all. Today’s post is all about that!
Ever heard of Budget Parties? 😉
Use lip stick to write on the bathroom mirror. You could use a dry erase marker, too. It would probably be easier to clean off. 😉 But, no matter what you use to write, make it special! Add a few balloons and streamers and make it look like party time!
Wake them up
…by singing “Happy Birthday” to them! This is the best way ever to wake up on your birthday!
Pretend you forgot
If you don’t do the wake-up song, pretend you don’t realize it’s their birthday. Then, have a special breakfast ready for them when they walk into the kitchen, with everyone in the house ready to jump out and yell “Happy birthday!!”.
Decorate your car
Use a window marker to write a message getting people to “HONK” for the birthday boy or girl!! “Honk! It’s my birthday!” “Honk for the birthday girl!”
Send a love note
If it’s a school day, make sure you send a note in their lunch! You can even go to school and spend lunch with them. Bring a cupcake and make it extra special.
If it’s not in the budget to go to their favorite restaurant, bring their favorite restaurant home to them! Yep, that’s right – copy cat recipes are all over the web, so why not use them? Look up their favorite dishes and recreate them at home for their special birthday dinner. Who knows, yours might end up being their favorite!
Get creative with their birthday cake!
You don’t have to order a cake from a bakery for it to be amazing. Use an old favorite for the recipe (like red velvet!), then let them help decorate it with sprinkles, frosting, and their favorite candy!
DIY it up!
Want to have a birthday party, but don’t have a lot of money? Search Pinterest for birthdays on a budget. Before long, you’ll be DIYing and crafting your way to a birthday party that your child will never forget!
What are your tips on planning birthday party on a budget? Let us in on it please 🙂