Affordable Ways to Take Your Birthday Party to the Next Level

As we get older, we tend to neglect our birthday celebrations due to the stresses of everyday life. However, just because you are an adult doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your birthday with a fun party. You don’t need to spend tons of money to host a party – as long as you have a location with enough space for your guests and some creativity, you’ll be sure to have an incredible celebration. Here are our favorite tips to help you host an amazing birthday party.

Learn how to make your own signature cocktail.

Instead of taking shots or just drinking basic mixed drinks, teach yourself how to make your favorite craft cocktail and serve it to your friends. Creative cocktails are very trendy right now, so your guests are sure to be wowed by your creations, and you’ll get to enjoy your favorite drink all night. You can also invest in some cute cups and set up a designated bar area to take things to the next level.

Add some greenery to your space.

It sounds silly, but adding some fresh flowers or other plants to your space as part of the party decor makes it look much more inviting and appealing to your guests. If you are having a sit-down dinner, invest in some flower arrangements for the table, or if you are having a more casual event, place potted succulents or even hanging plants around the room. Pair with some hanging fairy lights, and you have amazing decor with a professional feel – without breaking the bank. All of these items can be found affordably at home decor stores.

birthday party celebrationInvest in a creative cake or other professional desserts.

Sugary treats are a key part of any birthday party, so why not go for a decorated cake or other desserts that are professionally decorated to fit your theme? They’ll be the highlight of the night, and the best part is you can usually purchase these treats relatively affordably from a local bake shop. If you have some free time and enjoy baking, you could also make and decorate your treats yourself to exercise your creativity.

Set up a photo station.

Taking pictures is one of the best ways to remember any special occasion, so your guests will be sure to love a homemade photo booth. If you have a blank wall, turn it into a backdrop with some cute hanging banners, streamers, balloons, or anything else that fits your decor. Add a Polaroid camera (there’s a good chance you or your friends already have one), and you’re all set to go. You can also create your own birthday scrapbook by setting up a table with a blank book, glue sticks, scissors, Sharpies, stickers, and more. Then, guests can leave their well wishes in a creative scrapbook that you’ll be sure to keep forever.

There are so many ways to set up a stylish birthday party for yourself and your friends without spending too much money. You’ll be surprised at what you can make with just a few supplies and some creativity.