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Frugal Friday: Save Money on Birthdays
Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 3, 2009 @ 2:55 am In Birthdays,Frugal Friday | 12 Comments
This post was originally published on May 30, 2008
Birthdays are meant to be a celebration of the guest of honor and a time to thank God for him or her. But, children’s parties can take on a life of their own if you aren’t careful. Being on a budget has forced me to calm down around birthdays.
This is a very. good. thing.
Not only does my pocket book thank me, but so does that little me that gets run ragged trying to make a theme birthday party into the Shindig of the Century. I’m much more able to enjoy the day and my child in the midst of “our new frugal lifestyle.”
Here are some ideas to help you make the most of the day without spending most of what you have:
Cake ingredients and topper $9
Extra groceries $5
Gas spent trying to find Indy cereal $2
Lego, crocs, water guns $16
Mining bags of rough $8
Total spent $40
Staying Unstressed and Under Budget = PRICELESS
What do you do to stay in the black? Share your money saving idea with us!
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Write about your money saving tip on your blog and bring the permalink to that post here. If you don’t have a blog, tell us your bright idea in the comments. Can’t wait to learn some more tricks!
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