Are you looking for ways to celebrate your birthday at home without spending a lot of money? Or are you trying to find ideas that will impress your guests?
Either way, we have fantastic home birthday tips for you!
You can have a fabulous birthday celebration at home without turning it into a snooze fest.
You’ll learn how to make your birthday party at home feel special without breaking the bank.
Fun things to do on your birthday at home
Remember, your birthday is your special day, especially when celebrating your milestone birthday!
Pick your favorite birthday activity and plan around it. You can have a poker night or dinner party.
Whatever you choose, everyone will still have tons of fun!
Your birthday is all about you!
There’s no need for you to go crazy planning your birthday party at home.
Instead, use that time to enjoy the company of your guests!
Here are some fun things to do on your birthday at home:
1. Throw a karaoke party at home
A Karaoke party is always a blast and can be inexpensive.
Especially if you have some friends who are willing to provide the entertainment.
All you need is a karaoke machine and some singing courage!
2. Escape room party at home
Escape rooms are on the rise in popularity. You can design one at home. Create a theme and a few puzzles for your guests to solve.
3. Paint and sip party at home
Throwing a paint and sip party is a great party idea for adults who enjoy painting and drinking.
You can buy canvases and paint at your local dollar store or online. Invite your guests to bring their favorite bottle of wine or beer to sip on while they paint.
4. Catered dinner party at home
One of the best birthday party ideas for adults is to have a catered dinner party.
Having dinner catered is a great option to avoid cooking and cleaning up.
You can find catering companies that will deliver food to your door. You can order from your favorite restaurant too!
Backyard birthday party ideas for adults
If you have a backyard, you’re in luck! There are tons of great birthday party ideas for adults that are outdoors.
Rent a couple of lawn games like cornhole or giant connect four-game for guests to play in the backyard. You can usually find these online or at party rental stores.
4. Hibachi birthday party at home
Hibachi birthday parties are becoming popular. You can hire a Hibachi chef to come to your home and cook for your guests. Also, You can set up a Hibachi grill in your backyard and cook yourself.
5. Throw a Patio birthday party
Set up some tables and chairs and decorate with streamers and paper lanterns. Serve light snacks and party drinks to your guests.
How to celebrate a birthday at home
The key to throwing a birthday celebration at home is to keep things simple and easy. Avoid spending all day cooking and cleaning your home.
Instead, focus on birthday activities that you and your guests will enjoy.
Party finger food ideas on a budget
6. Serve your guest finger foods and appetizers.
Serving your guest’s finger foods and small appetizers will save you money.
Finger foods will also help you save on the amount of flatware and utensils you need.
Make a quick cheese board spread or put some finger foods in your air fryer.
Serving finger foods and small appetizers is a fun way to party!
Chips and dip are always a hit, too!
You can also find birthday party deals at your local grocery store. Pick up some pre-made foods or snacks to help keep costs down.
Cheeseboard, anyone? Making a cheese board for your birthday party is easy and inexpensive.
Buy a variety of sliced cheeses from the deli counter.
Add some cured meats, grapes, and nuts for added flavor and crunch. Serve with some crusty bread too.
Cheeseboards are simple and easy for you, but delicious and cheap food for your party guest!
There are so many easy and affordable simple recipes that you can pick.
If you need more ideas on cheap party food, check out this blog post from HGTV.com.
7. Serve cake pops instead of a birthday cake
Cake pops are an easy and affordable way to please any sweet tooth. You can find birthday cake mix on sale at most stores.
Remember, the focus is on quality, not quantity.
Your guests will appreciate the thoughtfulness of your dessert selection.
8. Create an ice cream bar
Have guests create their ice sundaes if your birthday is in the summertime.
Cheap party drinks
Birthday Party Hack:
If you’re worried about ice cream melting at your ice cream bar, serve mini milkshakes for your guests.
Serving mini milkshakes will be a crowd favorite without the mess or extra clean-up.
If you can make lemonade out of lemons, you can make milkshakes out of ice cream! That simple.
For winter birthdays, create a hot cocoa bar. You can have your guests load up their hot chocolate with sprinkles, whip cream, or caramel syrup.
These drink bars are festive and affordable!
9. Serve drinks in pitchers or drink dispensers.
Avoid buying individual bottles or cans. Opt for a large pitcher of iced tea or lemonade instead. Pitchers and drink dispensers will save you money and help reduce waste.
Try making a batch of sangria or serving some sparkling fruit drinks.
Discount party tableware
10. Use premium disposable plates and cups
If you’re hosting a birthday dinner party, use premium disposable tableware.
Premium disposable tableware will give off an elegant look without the hefty price tag.
Be sure to choose one that is attractive and fits with your birthday party theme.
No one wants to do dishes after a birthday party. By using disposable tableware, you can avoid that altogether.
11. Use a tablecloth and serving dishes to dress up your party space.
Presentation is key to having an unforgettable birthday celebration at home.
Invest in a nice tablecloth and use serving dishes to present your food. Tablecloths will make your birthday party feel more special. They also hide any imperfections!
Birthday party decorations at home for adults
12. Decorate your home with paper lanterns, and cheap party banners
Believe it or not, paper lanterns and banners are very versatile. These types of party decorations are affordable too!
You can buy packs of banners for less than $20 and paper lanterns for around the same price.
Banners are a great way to personalize your birthday celebration. You can find them in lots of colors, styles, and sizes.
Adding some simple birthday decorations will make your home feel festive.
13. Create a DIY streamer backdrop
A DIY streamer backdrop is an easy and inexpensive way to decorate your birthday party. All you need is some streamers, tape, and scissors.
You can find streamers in many styles and patterns at your local party store or online. Tape the streamers to the wall in a design of your choice.
Party lighting ideas on a budget
14. Use string lights or candles as light at your party
Use LED string lights to decorate your party space. They come in a variety of colors and are very affordable.
You can buy cafe lights and fairy lights as party lighting as well.
For a more elegant decorative option, try using candles. Candles create a warm and inviting ambiance.
Use candles to decorate your tables or other areas that need lighting.
Candles add a warm and inviting glow to any space.
15. Light scented candles before your guest come
Scented candles are a great way to make your home smell amazing. They also add ambiance to your party space.
Choose a few scented candles that match your birthday party theme. Place them around your party space before your guests arrive.
Your birthday celebration at home should be affordable and fun.
If you need more cheap birthday ideas, read my blog post on throwing an adult birthday party on a budget.
As you can see, you can throw a birthday party at home that will impress your guests and won’t cost you a fortune.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get started on planning your birthday celebration at home today!
As always, Happy birthday!
Hey, I’m Satarra, an Accredited Event Designer who loves coming up with creative ways to celebrate milestone events for less (coin)! In my previous career as a licensed social worker (LMSW), I supported many clients with reaching their personal milestones. Now, I want to help people like you to celebrate them!