The clouds have parted to reveal the glorious rays of sunshine as the birds sing merry “old” songs about how you blessed the world with your presence on this day, because it’s your birthday!
While there are a few humans out there that hate celebrating their birthday (gasp!), there’s nothing like being showered with love, affection, and presents on your special day. You may be a year older, but celebrating your birthday in style will never get old.
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That is until you check your bank balance and realise that “style” is not the way you’ll be celebrating your birthday this year … broke is.
There’s nothing worse than deciding whether to throw your cash at that new Italian restaurant down the road or pay your rent this month. No one said adulting was going to be easy.
But fear not! There are still a few affordable ways you can celebrate your birthday with family and friends without breaking the bank.
Here are five ways you can celebrate the day when you’re broke as hell!
1. Throw A Classy Birthday Bash Where People Bring Their Own Goods …
What’s a girl, or guy, to do when your bank balance has reached the negative numbers and your birthday is just around the corner? Throw a classy BYOB and Potluck, obviously. Ask friends to bring a beverage of their choice (preferably alcoholic) along with a few dishes. If you have a barbeque, why not ask them to bring along a few things to throw on the grill. Keep it classy by showing off your DJ-ing skills through your preselected Spotify playlist.
There’s nothing like spending time talking to friends while enjoying delicious food and good music.
2. There’s Always Free Entertainment …
There’s always free things to do in a bustling metropolitan. If you live along the coast then enjoying a stroll on the beach while soaking up the sun should be an obvious one on your list. If not, grab a few of your friends and head to a grassy spot. Bring along a few sandwiches and drinks, and make yourself comfy on the grass while enjoying a birthday picnic with friends.
3. Spa day with the girls …
Hey! Who doesn’t love to be pampered on their birthday? Invite a few friends over to your place for a fun girl’s night in. Pampering yourself doesn’t have to cost a fortune either, there are plenty of natural and affordable recipes online that will do the job just as well as a spa.
Do each other’s nails, order a pizza, pop some popcorn, and watch your favorite movie with the girls.
4. Take Advantage Of Your Birthday With Free Things …
There’s nothing like enjoying a few things that you don’t have to pay for. If you do a little research you’ll find plenty of places and tourist attractions offering visitors a little something something on their birthdays. Whether it’s a free meal at your local restaurant or a free pass to see a specific attraction, there’s always something that your city has have to offer.
5. Give Back And Volunteer
Life can be fickle, so why not celebrate your birthday through gratitude, and volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Despite the obvious lack that you may feel you have, there are people who are worse off than you. Dedicate a few hours to helping out at a soup kitchen or reading to underprivileged kids, there’s so much that you can do to help a fellow human out.
Make it more meaningful by getting a few friends to join you!