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25 awesome birthday month ideas to do regardless of what budget you have!

If you’re like most people, your birthday is a special day that you look forward to all year.

But what if you could extend the celebration and turn it into an entire month-long event? 

Sometimes it can be hard to know how to celebrate your birthday month without breaking the bank.

But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. 

Go ahead and make this birthday one to remember – without busting your budget in the process!

Here are some tips on celebrating your birthday all month long, no matter what kind of budget you have. 

How to celebrate your birthday month

Figure out how often you’re going to celebrate your birthday month. 

Twice a week? 

Two days out of your birthday month?

Come up with a birthday budget.

You don’t have to go broke when celebrating your birthday month.  

Avoid this by saving in advance if you want to celebrate your birthday month. Set up a savings fund for your birthday and put money into it each month leading up to your special day.

 Plan out what you want to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on your birthday, and make sure you budget your money. 

Next, think about how are you going to spend your birthday month?

Who are you going to celebrate with your during your birth month?

Your Family?

Loved ones? 

Your partner? 

Do you want to complete a birthday activity each week during your birthday month? 

Do you want to buy yourself a unique birthday gift? 

Or would you prefer to treat yourself to a restaurant meal a few times during your birthday month?

What type of birthday are you celebrating this year. Is it a milestone birthday?

Make a list of free and inexpensive things throughout your birthday month. While you are at it, make sure you write down a few birthday month gift ideas too!

Reflect on all the great things that happened to you in the past year. 

If you plan to shop, research a few stores to see if they have a sale that coincides with your birthday month.

Decide what you want to do. Use the questions above to help you plan your birthday month celebration.

Birthday month ideas

If you still can’t decide on how to celebrate a birthday all month, check out these birthday ideas below: 

1. Redeem your birthday freebies

Look through your inbox to see if you have exclusive discounts and birthday freebies.

Collect coupons from your favorite stores. Use them to buy yourself birthday presents at a lower price.

You may have to spend a small amount to get your birthday offer. 

It beats paying full price for the items you want.

2. Celebrate your zodiac sign

Each zodiac sign has its unique personality traits, strengths, and weaknesses.

Research your zodiac sign and learn more about what makes you unique.

There are plenty of websites, books, and articles that dive deep into astrology.

Use your birthday month to celebrate your zodiac sign and learn more about yourself.

3. Host a birthday brunch

Celebrate your birthday month with a special breakfast or birthday brunch. 

Have your friends and family over to celebrate your birthday at a time that works for everyone.

4. Create a birthday bucket list

Make a birthday month bucket list of things you want to do before your next birthday. 

Write down everything from rock climbing to eating at a new restaurant.

young woman rock climbing indoors

5. Celebrate your birthday month with a themed party. 

Start your birthday month celebration off by picking a fun birthday theme. 

Ask your friends to dress up in a theme with you and have fun with it.

6. Create a birthday memory box 

Store all your birthday memories in one place. Your memory box could include birthday cards, pictures, and even a picture of your birthday cake.

7. Give Back

Find a unique way to give back or help with humanitarian causes during your birthday month.

8. Go on a birthday day trip. 

You can plan a birthday staycation in your city or opt to go somewhere new.

9. Learn a new hobby or sport. 

Use your birthday month celebration as an excuse to try something new.

10. Indulge 

Pick a few of your favorite things during your birthday month and indulge. 

Eat cake for breakfast, get a Mani/Pedi, and buy yourself that new outfit that you wanted to buy.

young woman about to eat personal sized birthday cake

11. Go on a wellness retreat during your birthday month. 

Going to a wellness retreat is a great way to celebrate and relax all at the same time.

12. Reconnect with friends or loved ones 

If your loved ones live far away, reconnect with them during your birthday month.

13. Go on a shopping spree 

Buy yourself a new pair of shoes or a new jacket. You deserve it!

14. Plan a romantic birthday celebration with your partner.

If you’re celebrating your birthday month, celebrate by planning a romantic weekend getaway.

young couple relaxing on a hammock

15. Go on a birthday picnic

Celebrate your birthday outdoors. Pack a basket with your favorite foods and drinks and enjoy your special day.

16. Be Unique

Choose a unique or unusual way to celebrate your birthday during your birthday month. 

You could do something as simple as wearing your favorite color. You could also buy a graphic t-shirt with your favorite celebrity on it.

17. Get active

Go on a bike tour or go for a hike at your local park to celebrate your birthday month.

18. Do something adventurous 

Go on a birthday adventure and explore somewhere new. Go to a new city or head to the countryside. 

You could go camping in a new location too.

19. Give yourself a makeover

Give yourself a birthday makeover and try a new hairstyle or color.

20. Complete a Fun Birthday challenge. 

You could do anything from learning a new skill to completing a difficult task.

You can train for a marathon or stretch something off your birthday bucket list.

21. Attend Happy Hour at a local restaurant or bar

Attend happy hour during your birthday month with friends and celebrate.

22. Plan a charity birthday party

Have your guest bring an item like can goods and donate it to your local food pantry instead of planning a potluck.

Celebrate your birthday month by organizing or participating in a charity event. Having a charitable birthday party is a great way to celebrate and give back during your birth month.

23. Take a personal day 

If it’s hard for you to take a day off from work, see if you can work from home and take your laptop to a local coffee shop.

Or pick a day out of your birthday by doing what you love. 

You could sleep, binge-watch your favorite movies, or spend the whole day outdoors.

If you have the day off work, celebrate by sleeping in and taking it easy. 

24. Head to the beach. 

Go to the beach or a local swimming pool to celebrate your birthday month.

young woman leaning on a huge beach ball near the ocean

25. Book a birthday cruise or birthday weekend getaway

Going on a birthday cruise or birthday getaway is a great way to celebrate your birthday month in style.

Regardless of how you want to celebrate your birth month, celebrate in style.

You can save your money for a big birthday celebration or take advantage of all the freebies and deals.

Go ahead and mark your calendars for all the fun birthday activities you want to enjoy this year. 

And if your bank account is feeling a little tight, there’s no need to worry.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your birthday month on any budget. 

If you need more inexpensive birthday ideas, check out my blog post on birthday ideas on a budget.

I hope these tips have inspired you to plan an awesome birthday month celebration! 

How are you going to celebrate your birthday month this year?

What birth month ideas do you like the most?

Leave a comment below.

As always, happy birthday month.

Happy celebrating!

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