BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IDEAS ON A BUDGET || PINAYAVENTURES TIPID TIPS
April is the month of birthdays(atleast for our family), that's because all 3 of us(me, my hubby and daughter) was born in April. I know it can be overwhelming and a little heavy on the budget as it's back-to-back-to-back celebration but here's a few birthday celebration ideas that you can try without needing to break the bank.
5. SIMPLE MEAL /DIY PARTY WITH FAMILY & RELATIVES AT HOME
This birthday idea is not only practical but also sweet. Usually my mom, titas, uncles and cousins in the province will cook and we will have Lunch or Dinner together in our compound. Since we are a big family(including relatives - 20-30 persons) , this simple birthday celebration turns out to be a mini reunion as we get to spend some quality time together.
Now that I am in Manila, the simple meal is usually prepared by my husband and shared by our little family of 3.
Same thing goes when it's my husband and daughter's birthday(they have the same birth date) , a DIY kind of kiddy party is best shared with relatives and the cost is half what you would pay in a resto. If you have more budget to spend or if you are thinking of doing a triple birthday celebration you may also invite your neighbors.
|photo is from April 2014 during my daughters 5th birthday celebration in our hometown - Zamboanga|
This super budget friendly idea will cost you 1000pesos for a small family or 3000pesos for a bigger one just like when you are at the province. It may extend to 5000pssos if it's a kiddie party depending on your budgetting and DIY skills.
It's a sweet gesture from family that makes you feel how important and loved you are on your birthday.
4. DINE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT A RESTAURANT
This alternative from the usual cook at home is a trend especially if you are renting just a small place in Manila. You may take advantage of Eat All You can Promos where the birthday celebrant gets to eat for free. You may also book a function room at a resto or simply walk-in. This is mostly convenient to those who are on a budget and does not want the pressure and task of cooking.
If you are around Quezon City here are 3 restaurants you can try:
2. ARTSY CAFE
3. MANDARIN SKY
|23 Panay Avenue Quezon City(same building as BGC HOSTEL/PANAY KAIN TULOG QC BRANCH)|
Reviews on these restaurants soon on a separate blogpost.
|Birthday Lunch at KOMEDOR FILIPINO RESTAURANT|
|Lunch at ARTSY CAFE after checkout at the Hostel|
If you prefer eating at a fastfood or pizza place, go for it! Anyway, it's your day! Do what makes you happy!
|Dinner at Pizzahut SM NORTH availing their Pizza Promo|
|Thanks PIZZAHUT for the birthday icecream freebie|
BUDGET: Varies per restaurant ranging from 199-899 pesos per person.
3. PICNIC (SWIMMING, BIKING, WALK IN THE PARK)
Make use of resources available in your area like the park. This birthday idea can even be free in certain areas as there are parks without any entrance fees. All you need to bring is your picnic mat and some food and your birthday is as special as any other ways you may have spent it.
Take advantage of activities that the park offers.
BUDGET: Depends on park fees. Some are free some charges 20-100 pesos per person.
|La Mesa Ecopark, April 2017- walking in the park with family|
You may also find a resort to go swimming with family.
|AMANA RESORT APRIL 2016|
2. BOOK A ROOM AND HAVE A STAYCATION
This option is perfect for those who would like to travel but would prefer to stay within the area. If you only have the weekend yo celebrate your birthday, going out of town may be difficult so your next best option is booking a room and just relaxing on your special day.
If you only have 1000 or less to spend PANAY KAIN TULOG/BGC HOSTEL has a VIP Room for only 998pesos.
They have 3 branches:
BGC HOSTEL QUEZON CITY(PANAY KAIN TULOG ATBP)
Review on the stay soon on a separate post.
|Where we stayed for a night on my birthday April 2017|
|April 2017 Staycation at BGC HOSTEL Q.C.|
Going out of town is also one of the best ways of spending your birthday especially if you are travelling with family or friends. You can travel even on a budget by planning ahead.
WATCH OUT FOR PROMO FARES
DIY TRAVEL instead of booking a TOUR
RESEARCH AND READ BLOGS(like this!#shamelessplug)
|AA(daughter) & LLOYD'S(HUBBY) BIRTHDAY DINNER || CEBU APRIL 2016|
|LLOYD CANYONEERING WITH SIBLINGS ON HIS BIRTHDAY APRIL 2016|
|CEBU-BOHOL TRAVEL || BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION APRIL 2016|
|Me and hubby at OSLOB CEBU APRIL 2016|
|AA and me on her 7th birthday at SIMALA CEBU APRIL 2016|
|AA'S 7TH BIRTHDAY || CEBU APRIL 2016|
BUDGET: will depend on your destination and number of individuals with you on the trip. So plan and book ahead.
BONUS BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEA: VISIT A SHELTER, DONATE TO THE LESS FORTUNATE OR HELP FEED STREET CHILDREN
This birthday idea is not solely for those who has plenty. We can also do the same even if we are on a budget by preparing the food ourselves or just by simply targetting a small number of recipient. Big or small, your act of kindness will go a long way. If you need help organizing it, you may contact groups like OLPS(ONE LIFE PUBLIC SERVANTS) PHILIPPINES "helping feed street children nationwide".
Whatever it is you are planning to do on your birthday, be sure to follow your heart and celebrate within your means. Don't go broke just to have a huge party. It's your birthday! Do what makes you happy!
How are you celebrating your birthday this year?