In college, birthday parties always are on low and tight budgets because all our pocket-money is over by the birthday time. My birthday party turned out to be a bash. Here are some ideas for you too!
Snacks & gifts:
- Bake your own cake. That gives you the start for the birthday party. Home-made cakes are the best option for health and wealth! And you can do your own recipe experiments. I baked a pineapple-mango cake (unheard of till then).
- Don’t spend much on return-gifts. Buy small gifts like pens or candy packs for your friends. Or make packets of home-made satin flowers or cookies as return gifts.
- Don’t plan your party outside in a restaurant or park but at home. That saves a huge cost of seating, ordering and extravagances. You can invite more friends also to home.
- Make snacks at home like cookies, sweets, desserts, pastries, custard, ice-cream. You can save on more than 50% expenses.
- Don’t go for over-expensive dress, jewelry and gifts. Get a pretty frock or dress for yourself and earrings from Wal-Mart.
- Wear light make-up and good shoes.
- Greet with a smile!
- Don’t spend more than $25 on decorations (no decorators or caterers). Buy colorful lights from Wal-Mart and decorate the entrance, don’t aim for the entire house unless you already have them at home.
- Take a pack of balloons, crepe paper and glossy paper to decorate the entire house. It gives a marvelous birthday party ambiance. Stuff the balloons with candy to make it more thrilling!
- Take your own snaps using handy cam or cell phone or traditional camera. Don’t waste money on calling videographers, or photographers.
- Send invitations in person or on email, by phone yourself. Don’t spend $50 on getting glossy invites from a book store.
- Don’t skip friends to save on budget. Invite all of them. This is the time to get together!
Enjoy the birthday party with good music, dance and lot of games, screams and candies!