Birthday parties can get costly, but they don’t need to be. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can plan a birthday party nearly for free.
First, put some thought into where you throw the party. While venues can be a lot of fun, they come with additional costs. To avoid the cost of renting out a venue or party hall, you’ll want to throw the party at home or at a local park if you’re looking to host it nearly for free.
Food is another cost to take into consideration. Many people expect a meal at a party, but you may want to consider offering only appetizers and/or birthday cake. If this is what you’re planning to do, be sure to indicate it on the invitation so your guests can make alternate meal arrangements.
The birthday cake is another factor to consider. Since cakes from a grocery store or bakery can get pricey, you’ll want to consider baking your own cake or cupcakes. If throwing a first birthday for your 1-year-old, remember you can get a small cake free at Tops Markets!
Be sure to consider the activities at the party. If your party is for children, you’ll want to come up with some inexpensive games or other activities so that no one gets bored.
Party favors are ideal, but they don’t need to be expensive. You may want to consider going to the dollar store. You can buy a few bags of candy for $1 each and put some in a bowl for your guests. Then provide a small bag to take some pieces home with them.
It’s important to remember that half the fun of celebrating a birthday is enjoying time with loved ones. You don’t need to spend an outrageous amount of money to make the day special for the birthday boy or girl!