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Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget

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Just about every mom is looking for birthday party ideas on a budget to save money during her family’s next birthday party and we have some fabulous suggestions below! With these great DIY ideas, you can throw an awesome birthday party and still have room to spare in your monthly budget!

For more ideas, stop over and check out my Birthday Party Ideas board on Pinterest, including my post on How To: Arrange Kid’s Birthday Party on a Budget! And to make your next one super special, learn the Keys to Throwing a Memorable Birthday Party!

Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget

Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget:

These beautiful Lemon Confetti Cupcakes are a perfect treat for a birthday party!

Let your kids make their own DIY Personalized Birthday Plate!

This DIY Appliqued Birthday Shirt is a simple craft for kids to do at the party!

Bake these frosted Watermelon Cookies for a fun treat!

This Elmo Birthday Cake would be great for a Sesame Street party!

Welcome guests with this DIY Birthday Balloon Wreath.

Have an Alabama fan in the family? These free Alabama Roll Tide Party Invitations would be perfect!

Learn how to make your own Princess Birthday Cake with just a few supplies!

Upcycle a map into this unique Recycled Map DIY Birthday Banner.

Turn dessert into a photo op with this DIY Smash Cake for Baby’s First Birthday!

This Butterfly Birthday Invitation in a Box would be a lovely and memorable way to let your guests know about the party!

Make this gorgeous Rainbow M&M Birthday Cake for your baby’s first birthday!

Busy your guests’ little hands and set up an origami crafting station! Choose from these 10 Origami Activities for Kids!

Use pretty paper to make your own Paper Fan Backdrop – great for taking pictures during the party!

These delicious Blueberries n’ Cream Cookies would be wonderful for an outdoor gathering.

Have a LEGO fanatic? Make these DIY LEGO Birthday Cards!

You don’t need an ice cream maker to prepare this No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream!

Help guests make DIY Birthday Crowns to wear during the party!

Instead of juice or soda, serve a kid-friendly mocktail! There are 30 different Mocktail Recipes to choose from!

Let your child make his birthday wishes last with this DIY Birthday Wishes Card Holder.

Looking for a unique gift? This Stationery Crate Birthday Gift is both special and affordable!

These super cute Cookie Monster Cookies look so fun to serve!

The adorable Butterfly Grape Snack in this bento lunch would be a super cute party favor!

Do your kids like Mickey and Minnie Mouse? Plan to play these fun Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Games!

If your kids love Spiderman, they’ll go crazy for this DIY Spiderman Birthday Cake!

Make a handmade DIY Happy Birthday Banner for the party!

Prepare a few batches of this Cake Batter Popcorn and hand it out in plastic bags as a party favor!

Serve a healthy dessert with this pretty Fruit Tower Birthday Cake.

Instead of making a cake, bake a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza – big enough for 16 kids!

Make your own giant DIY Glitter Candles for the birthday cake.

If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, these cute and healthy Apple Turtle Snacks are a great choice!

Skip the soda pop and serve these yummy Coca-Cola Cupakes instead! Kids will have a blast “sipping” their dessert!

These DIY Frozen-Themed Birthday Party Cupcake Toppers would be great for a winter-themed party!

Build your own DIY Robot Cupcake Party Stand for the dessert table!

After serving the food, use extra party supplies to make fun Paper Plate Crafts with your little guests!

Add some “color” with this beautiful DIY Rainbow Birthday Cake!

Celebrate with a touch of nature and make these DIY Woodland Fairy Crowns.

If you’re planning a preschool party, these DIY Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Invitations are so cute!

In just a few minutes, you can whip up this Simple Donut Birthday Cake!

This cute DIY Superhero Birthday Card would be a nice touch to your child’s gift.

Make these lovely Fairy Magic Wand Cupcake Toppers to top your desserts!

These delicious Bubblegum Cupcakes would be even more fun than chewing gum!

Budget Birthday Party Ideas

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Cindy Hoffman

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Hey Kelli,

Those are some really nice birthday ideas. My sister's birthday is coming next week and I was looking for some ideas online when I landed here. Thanks for sharing the inspiration, I am goign to use some of these ideas to brighten up that day.



Monday 3rd of March 2014

HI!! Im having my sons 1st birthday party soon and he is in love with Little Bear. This set up is awesome.. Please Please Please can you tell me where to buy the plates and table covers even the centerpeice? thanks sooo much!