5 Frugal Birthday Ideas #5frugalthings

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Oh I have tried so hard to have frugal days this week but it has not been very easy . It was my sons 13th birthday week and cakes and cards and wrapping and the like take their toll on purse strings!

Frugal Birthday Ideas

However we tried to save as best we could:

    • My daughter made her own card
    • I used wrapping paper salvaged from my daughters birthday the week before
    • I bought books ‘as new’ rather than new from Amazon
    • My daughter made her brother a chocolate bark instead of us buying a birthday cake. Here is how she made it

  • He chose one friend for a very special day out rather than a party for 12 (like last year) this made huge savings

The little things as ever can really add up!

How do you save on birthdays?

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  1. June 23, 2017 / 23:07

    Sounds like a good week all in all for you!

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      June 30, 2017 / 15:50

      Oh it really was!

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