If your man’s birthday is just around the corner, planning a nice birthday surprise for him is a wee bit stressful than anything else in this world! You want to do something special for him, you want to get creative and probably spice up things a little bit between the both of you, but isn’t it as if there are thousands of birthday planning ideas for girls and just a few and worn out ones for our men? I mean, who hasn’t clicked on those links which somehow end up suggesting the same old stuff from the kinky-world or sending him for an overtly-stereotypical boys night-out?
What if you are just looking for some ideas about your guy best friend? TBH! I could never find something of use when I was looking for the same to make my school time best friend feel special on his day! Which brings me to another point of concern, that is if you are low on budget! You may have found many lists online that have great birthday party ideas but making them a full-fledged reality can easily burn a big hole in your pocket? But, worry not, for you have stumbled upon the right place where you will find affordable birthday party ideas to surprise your husband, or boyfriend or even your guy best friend on his birthday!
1. Don’t be afraid to barter on the venue, food or decor services!
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It would really be smart of you if you can ask the cafe owner, caterer or the decorator to lower their charges for the services in exchange for their promotion on various social media platforms! Chances are if you have a decent number of followers and viewers on any of the platforms your major part of the birthday planning can be done without any rental fee or a huge bill on food! The same can be done for your birthday party decorator as well! It will definitely be a win-win for the both of you!
2. Bring everyone on board!
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Whether it’s his family or his friends from college/office, you can always ask for their help to come onboard for his birthday party! Give people something to do! Maybe ask his friends to order a cake for him, or ask his sister to keep hiding those tiny gifts you have been planning to give him throughout his birthday month! This will make your party planning less stressful and affordable!
You can also ask them about his likes and dislikes; since he is close to them, you never know who will end up telling you what he has been wishing to get for himself and viola, your search for his birthday gift will be over! This way you will not only minimise the risk of getting an awkward gift for him, but it will also help you put your money to the right use!
3. Start learning from YouTube for his birthday party food!
There are millions of cool and easy party food recipes on YouTube that are just too easy and affordable to follow! In fact, why go for an expensive splurge on a one time meal when you easily make the same dishes on your own? And things will become way easier if it’s just you and the birthday boy spending time on his birthday. Why? Well, cooking a meal for two is definitely more convenient and would make him feel more special, since it’s the efforts that will have him smiling from ear to ear than going for a conventional meal out and about to any restaurant or cafe in the city!
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4. You don’t have to invite Everyone he hangs out with!
The most important part in planning an affordable birthday party is how you can avoid the extra expenses that can be reduced to nothing if you actually think about their relevance (if there are any)! Just because he had mentioned his office colleague a month ago, doesn’t mean you have to necessarily invite that person! And the same goes for people who he has to hang out with but really they can’t be counted as his fast friends! Besides, since special days are about good quality time with loved ones and has nothing to do with how long a list of your guests is, you can definitely skip on inviting his not-so-close people in his life!
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5. Go DIY for Party Decor
Once you have chosen your party venue, next comes the party decoration! And believe it or not, but there are ways in which you can easily cut down on your decor expenses in creative ways! Check out some amazing DIY party decor ideas if a budget-friendly party is in your mind, here!
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Well, these were my tips on cutting down on some irrelevant expenses for an awesome birthday party planning on a budget! If you have more ideas about it, we would be more than happy to get them from you lovely readers!