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12 Budget-Friendly and Affordable Birthday Party Activities [2023]

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Budget-Friendly and Affordable Birthday

Are you looking for affordable birthday party activities that will keep your guests entertained?

If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this blog post, we will share 12 budget-friendly ideas that are sure to please everyone. So whether you’re looking for something fun and festive or something low-key and relaxing, we have you covered.

Birthday parties can be expensive, but with these ideas, you can throw a great party without breaking the bank!

1. Choose your guests

It’s clear that the more visitors you have, the more money you’ll have to get from your pocket.

So, make it simple and only invite a select few people who are genuinely close to you, not everyone. If only a few guests will be attending, you may save lots of money on food and venue costs. As for a smaller number of persons, if you book a venue, you’ll need much less space. Also, the fewer guests the lower your food budget will be.

2. DIY Decorations

You’ll have to buy various things for a birthday party, such as banners, tablecloths, and so on. There are numerous items that will be required for the decorations, therefore it may be difficult to obtain all of them at once. You can make things at home and save a lot of money on decorations by making them yourself rather than buying them.

3. DIY Food

You may actually cook things at home and save a lot of money, even if you’re ordering for party food. These days, any recipes can be found in the best manner possible via instructional videos. So you may watch many online videos to learn how to prepare a few meals for your guests.

4. DIY Invitation cards

You may also save money on invitation cards by creating your own using a number of different designs and themes. On the internet, you’ll discover hundreds of tutorials for making some of the greatest invitation cards.

5. BYOB drinks

If you don’t want to go all out on your party and plan in a way that won’t have any negative side effects on your wallet for the rest of the month but also dread missing something that the guests would enjoy, there is a perfect alternative.

In terms of beverages, you may ask for a BYOB ruling in your party, allowing people who wish to consume alcohol to do so. This will also assist in allowing you to have many alternatives on the bar table without having to spend your own money.

6.  Fast food party

If you’re tired of spending a lot of money on meals, try making some modest changes to save money. Instead of feeding yourself big portions, simply cut down on your food intake and pick some low-cost yet tasty alternatives that many individuals enjoy.

Here, we are talking about fast food since you may get some for a lower cost.

7. Celebrate your birthdays together

This is the greatest method to save money on your birthday celebrations while also having as much fun and things you desire on your birthday.

The goal is simple: combine your birthday celebration with someone whose birthday also falls on the same day or a few days apart. You and your friend may mutually pick a common date for the party. You may divide up the costs and save a lot of money. The more individuals who are ready to contribute, the better your birthday party will be.

8. Make your home your party venue

There’s a new tradition of hosting birthday parties at various readily available outdoor sites, but the most crucial aspect is money.

The following are some examples of extravagant birthday parties where you’ll need to complete a rental agreement and arrange for catering in order to hold one of these spectacular parties. To prevent wasting money on these over-the-top birthdays, you may host a modest gathering at home and use these easy DIY decorations on a tight budget.

You might have a home-cooked meal or some fast food delivered to your house.

9. Use free printables to decorate

Pinterest exists!

You won’t have to go to the local party shop anymore to get decorations. There are a lot of free printables available online. You can’t beat that!

All you have to do is spend some time browsing the internet and obtaining what you need.

10.  Pick a theme you already have decorations for

The appeal of throwing a birthday party is selecting a theme and watching it unfold. However, keep in mind that just because you want to have a superhero theme doesn’t mean you must purchase all of the licensed gear at specialty shops. You can DIY and find something that is already in your home!

11. Don’t party at meal time

If your party begins at 5 p.m., provide food for the attendees. The same goes for midday meals. If you invite folks over at their regular eating time, they’ll expect to eat. However, don’t be concerned. You can remedy this by providing finger foods and choosing an off-hour past everyone’s meal time!

Regardless of the time, provide some snacks for your visitors. A party with no food is a pain. You’re on a budget here, but you aren’t cheap. Plus, having a bunch of grumpy visitors in the same room isn’t smart.

12. Crafts and Arts

Instead of spending money on a lavish party, consider some alternative options instead. There are many alternatives to invest your mind on rather than money if you don’t want to plan an actual extravaganza event but still make it enjoyable and lasting in memory.

Art competitions at your home are a fun way to get everyone involved in art. Visitors will enjoy playing with colors and paint brushes, thus you may bring them over to an art competition at your house where they can work on a topic and exhibit their skills on the canvas.

The finest artist might also receive rewards.

Budget-Friendly and Affordable Birthday

Planning a birthday party doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are many affordable and fun activities you can do that will please everyone. We’ve shared 12 ideas in this blog post, but feel free to get creative and come up with your own ideas as well.

So whether you’re looking for something festive or low-key, don’t forget to reference this article for future uses!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Global. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in the world. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best the world has to offer.