Frugal Birthday Ideas

Birthday season is over in our house. We don’t have another birthday for almost 4 months. This is the time to start saving up for the next round of parties and presents. Over the years as our family has grown we have found more and more creative ways to host parties for less.

I use this birthday free time to scour the internet and ask friends for their advice on how to have great birthdays for less. Here are a few frugal birthday articles to help you have a super day without a super budget!

Save Your Burnt Cake

Don’t throw away a burnt cake. This simple trick will save your cake and your money!

The Birthday Box

Avoid the last minute/ pay full price/ mad dash to the store to pick up that forgotten birthday gift with the birthday box.

Low Cost/ Less Stress Birthdays

Joy has some great tips for a low stress birthday. I LOVE her idea about scooping the ice cream before the party and I can’t believe I’ve been frantically scooping for all these years!

Keep it Simple

Whether you celebrate with 5 kids or 50 there are ways to have a great day just by making the birthday boy or girl feel extra special. This articles details what we do on our kids’ special day.

Throw a Large Party for Less

Sometimes you have to throw a big party. Just because the party is big doesn’t mean the budget has to be.

Birthday’s From Scratch

Amy has some great tips for homemade treats and decorations that are easy to make and inexpensive.

Frugal Birthday Ideas

The Blog Frog Frugal Living Community is hopping with ideas for a frugal birthdays, so stop by and share your own.

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  1. I love the picture of the cupcakes! So adorable!

  2. Hi…the link on “Throw a Large Party for Less” directs me back to the same link as “Keep it Simple”.

    Another great idea is sharing birthdays…which is something we are doing in 9 days. We are throwing a Triple 3 Birthday Bash celebrating my daughter, her cousin & their friend who are all turning 3 within 1 week of each other. This saves everyone time & money because 1.) we are not rushing around to 3 different parties w/in a 1 week period (guests included) & 2.) All of the costs are split between 3 families.

  3. TheHappyHousewife says:

    Thanks for letting me know! I’ll fix it when I get back to my computer.

  4. These are wonderful ideas! I created a link to you today because I wrote along the same theme, birthdays. Your tips are very helpful indeed!

  5. Thanks for this. I grew up with simple parties and was expecting to do the same for my daughter’s first birthday in a few weeks. Then my various in-laws informed me that they were all flying out for the party which has left me trying to figure out how to throw one…You linked to some great ideas which should really help ease the burden.

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