Here’s what we did for my birthday!
Bought 2 mylar balloons at Party City. Bought the dollar balloons – Cost $2. Then we went to Elevation Burger (fantastic organic burgers and they do an awesome lettuce wrap!) and got burgers for the family. I used 20% off gift certificates, and our cost was about $25 for four of us. The restaurant gave me a free shake.
Tips: Check your warehouse club (we use Costco) for gift certificates at local restaurants. Also check out Raise.com (we buy a lot of gift cards on Raise!) for discounted gift cards. If you’re a new customer you can get $5 off $75 at Raise with coupon RAISE75AF. No need to buy the huge $10 ballons. The $1 balloons work just fine. And spend your money where it counts (like on yummy delicious organic burgers!).
My cousin sent a present for the kids, so we wrapped it up like a birthday present. Kids don’t understand when you get presents and they don’t. Besides, it’s more fun to see them open stuff. A got a Sofia shirt and E got a Mickey car.
This was really funny, because I just purchased Magic Slushy cups for myself. My husband brought this to me to make Medifast soft serve in. I love it! It was super thoughtful. The Magic Slushy cups work great. The Zoku is awesome. It’s pretty unusual that my husband gets me a gift (I usually tell him not to, I guess I forgot!). But since I didn’t get a laptop stolen in the past 6 months, I guess he thought I was due. He knows I just buy what I want.
Then we made the donut tower. You can read all about it or get the recipe! I spent $6.50 on coconut flour. And 69 cents on the candle.
Tip: Don’t make too many treats. Then you have to eat them forever. I like to make just enough for the party. It keeps it special!
My husband repurposed the Happy Mother’s Day sign that bestie did into Happy Birthday Mom. I thought that was so sweet. Cost – nuthin.
Tip: Use what you have and make a festive atmosphere!
I bought plates, napkins, and confetti on clearance at Party City. I just bought what they had. Cost: $1.50 (yes, really).