Day 24: Celebrate Birthdays on a Budget

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Try one or all of these 5 creative ways to celebrate birthdays on a budget, then sit back and enjoy the savings during your next family bash!

Although I’m not a huge fan of getting older {Okay, I have a major aversion to it!}, I love everything about birthdays — the scrumptious cake, fun little gifts, and special day activities can just keep on coming!

But as much fun as birthdays are to have yourself, they are also tons of fun to plan for others too. I could spend hours browsing Pinterest and creating themed birthday boards for just about any party, and don’t even get me started on all the do-it-yourself projects that take your bash to the next level. Maybe it’s a good thing we don’t have kids? I could see myself going a little overboard!

As with any celebration, the food, favors, decorations, and activities can really add up, and while it’s definitely more exciting to spend during the planning stage, it’s not so fun paying such a huge bill afterwards. Next time you’re in the middle of a big party planning session, try one or all of these 5 budget-friendly ideas to reduce your expenses, then sit back and enjoy the savings!

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