Creative Birthday Party Ideas

Have a Happy Birthday While Also Saving Time and Money

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The creative tips and projects shared here will not only help you save money but also time. You will find everything from printable birthday party invitations and party supplies to craft and activity ideas for many popular birthday party themes. Whether your passion is baking or gaming, your birthday can be perfect with the right amount of cake and planning. Make your birthday party the best one yet.

Birthday Planning Ideas

  • When you are planning a birthday party, one of the easiest ways to get started is to pick a theme. Once you do this, everything else is easier. For example, you can have a Disney theme or an 80's theme depending on your personal interests.
  • You do not have to spend a lot of money to spice up your next party and make it better than last year. Apply fast, fun and frugal projects that can double as a party craft if you do them during the party. For example, you can create crafty do-it-yourself flower poms during the party that also act as decorations.
  • Use birthday party planning books to help you with every aspect of planning and throwing a fun and successful birthday party. The more organized you are, the better you will feel.
  • Learn how to make a pinata for the next birthday party you throw. You can make them any shape, size and style you want. More importantly, you can stuff them with your favorite treats and goodies for your guests.

    Fun Printables for Everyone

    • Print out and use all or some of these printable birthday party supplies and decorations. Find everything from invitations to party hats. You can even design your own if you are feeling creative or have a specific print in mind.
    • You can create your own birthday coloring book or use coloring pages as a party activity for your guests. You can also use pictures as patterns.
    • These free printable bingo cards make both a fun birthday party craft and game. You can choose from several different themes and styles.
    • Find a collection of bead patterns you can download and use to create fun birthday themed jewelry. These make fun birthday gifts and fun birthday party activities.

    Games, Activities and More

    • A fun activity to offer at birthday parties is face painting, and it's always a hit with kids.
    • Find ideas for homemade gifts to make for all your family and friends. These not only make great birthday gifts but also make fun birthday party favors.
    • Get your baking needs on with cupcake crafts for everyone. How sweet.
    • Create a homemade birthday cake, a classic for any birthday party. Get inspired by non-traditional cakes that inspire you and fit your birthday theme. Consider the difference between an adult and kids' birthday cake, which may vary in style.
    • For teen birthday parties, include fun party games to play with groups from Rock Band to charades.