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Printable Coupons for 7UP, Kellogg’s, Pillsbury, HORMEL, JENNIE-O, Tide, Dawn + More

$0.55 off 2-liter bottle of any flavor* 7UP drink
$0.75 off ONE Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal
$0.50 off (2) Pillsbury™ Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00 off 1lb. of JENNIE-O Deli Turkey Breast
$0.80 off FOUR BOXES Helper™ Skillet Dishes
$0.75 off TWO Betty Crocker Frosting
$6.00 off any Non-Drowsy Claritin 45ct or larger
$2.00 off Non-Drowsy Children's Claritin Syrup
$1.00 off ONE Tide Detergent 40 oz or larger
$0.25 off ONE Dawn product

There’s only three days left in the month, so hurry and print the coupons you need now while they are still available. This is just a sampling of coupons you’ll find. Click on the links at the bottom of this post to access a complete list of coupons.

Happy Saving!

$0.55 off 2-liter bottle of any flavor 7UP drink

$0.75 off ONE Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal

$0.50 off (2) Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls


$1.00 off 1lb. of JENNIE-O Deli Turkey Breast

$0.80 off FOUR BOXES Helper Skillet Dishes

$0.75 off TWO Betty Crocker Frosting

$6.00 off any Non-Drowsy Claritin 45ct or larger

$2.00 off Non-Drowsy Children’s Claritin Syrup

$1.00 off ONE Tide Detergent 40 oz or larger

$0.25 off ONE Dawn product

To view a complete list of all the printable coupons available, head to the Freebie Finding Mom coupon pages or click on the links below.

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Papa John’s Coupon Codes: Any Two Large Pizzas (Up to 5 Toppings and Specialty Pizzas) Only $19.98 + More Pizza Deals

Papa John's Coupons Codes: 40% Off Any Large Regular Menu Priced Pizza + More Pizza Deals

If you are in the mood for pizza, be sure to use one of these Papa John’s coupons and coupon codes to save some cash.

Current Papa Johns coupons and coupon codes

Through March 29, you can score any two large pizzas (up to 5 toppings and specialty pizzas) for just $19.99 (or only $9.99 each) when you enter Papa John’s coupon code TXT327 at checkout.

Need more Papa John’s pizza deals? Here you go…

For a limited time, you can snag a FREE large one topping pizza with purchase of any large piza at regular menu price of equal or greater value when you enter Papa Johns coupon code P1bogo while placing your order on PapaJohns.com. Need more pizza? Grab any two large pizzas (up to 5 toppings and Specialty Pizzas) for only $20.15 when you enter Papa Johns promo code PJ2015

Also, you can score any large pizza with up to 5 toppings or a specialty pizza for only $11 when you enter Papa John’s coupon code ANY11.

Not sure how Papa Johns coupons work? Watch my short video:

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Additional Papa Johns coupons:

If the above promo code does not work, you can try code ALL12 to score any large pizza for just $12 or you can also use promo code POST3M to snag three medium three topping pizzas for only $21 on PapaJohns.com.

Papa Johns Coupons and Coupon Codes - Any large pizza only $11!

If none of the above Papa John’s coupon codes fit your needs, consider using one of these three 25% off Papa John’s codes: PNC25, VISA25, or SAVE25 to receive 25% off your regular priced menu order.

If you live in the Cincinnati/NKY & Dayton, OH area you can snag 50% off menu price on your entire online order every Monday and Wednesday through September 24, 2014 when you use promo code FOXOH. Even sweeter, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Joey Votto Foundation.

The other 50% off Papa John’s coupon codes have expired, but when new promo codes are released, I’ll be sure to share them as well.

Please note: Some Papa John’s coupon codes are regional and may not work in all areas. Unfortunately you cannot use multiple codes together.

Which Papa Johns coupons or coupon codes will you be using? Are you aware of others? Please share in the comments.

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FREE Trial of The Honest Co. Diapers, Wipes or Essential Products (Just Pay S&H)

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This Week’s Best Daily Freebies, Coupons, Bargains, Money Saving Tips + More

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Check out this week’s best daily freebies, coupons, bargains, money saving tips and more! Hopefully this helps you and your family save big money and score great FREE stuff!

Freebies by Mail

FREE Betty Crocker Samples, Recipes and Coupons (Up to $250 in Savings)

FREE Disney Cruise Line Vacation Planning DVD, Online DVD and/or e-Brochure

Other Freebies

FREE 30 Day Supply of Contact Lenses

FREE eBook from Top Bloggers: Discover 11 Ways to Save $1,100

Printable Coupons

Jamba Juice Coupon: $1 Off Any Juice

New! Lots of Printable Coupons Available: HUGGIES, PULL-UPS, Kellogg’s, MARS, Tide, Bounty, Crest + More!

Pampers, Gerber, JENNIE-O, Kraft, Betty Crocker and More!

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FREE Trial of The Honest Co. Diapers, Wipes or Essential Products (Just Pay S&H)

Kiwi Crate: FREE Starlight Lantern Project (Just Pay S&H) - Fun projects for kids!

Smart Money Tips

37 Quick Ways to Earn Cash for Stay at Home Moms

How Can I Fix My Credit Score Now? We’re Glad You Asked.

28 Frugal Birthday Party Ideas


Making Homemade Beauty Products Is Easy – These 14 DIY Recipes Prove It


25 Easy Easter Recipes for Kids to Make

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25 Easy Easter Recipes for Kids to Make

25 Easter Recipes for Kids to Make - Get the kids in the holiday spirit with Easter bunny cake pops, egg popsicles, Peeps S'mores and more.


25 Easter Recipes for Kids to Make

Is your family ready for Easter or is their holiday spirit a little lackluster? If your kids are engrossed in their electronic devices or activities and seem oblivious to the fast approaching holiday, it’s time to dole out some delicious Easter spirit in the form of fun and easy Easter recipes for kids.

Bonus: You and your family will get to spend some quality time together in the kitchen!

Here are 25 Easter recipes for kids to make to get the culinary creativity flowing.

For more Easter fun, follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Easter Crafts, Games and Treats Pinterest board.

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1. Easiest Ever Easter Snack Mix: What’s better for snacking than snack mix? This easy to whip up Easter recipe for kids includes amazing white chocolate carrot cake M&Ms and crackers shaped like the Easter bunny.

2. Scrambled Egg & Bacon Bunnies: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with these adorable scrambled egg and bacon bunnies in their tummies your little ones are sure to have a great day.

3. Easter Chick Macarons: Enlist your little ones to help you create these Easter chick macarons. They’re sure to be the hit of any Easter party.

4. White Chocolate Bunny Cookies: These white chocolate bunny cookies may look like the work of a seasoned pro but honestly, they’re an easy Easter recipe for kids of just about any age.

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5. Easter Egg Popsicles: Have you ever wondered what to do with those plastic Easter eggs once the holiday is over? Wash them with hot water and dish soap and put them to use in this easy Easter recipe for kids.

6. Peeps S’mores: Okay, it may still be too cold for camping but that doesn’t mean you and your little ones can’t indulge in some Easter themed s’mores!

7. Chickie Eggs: Are you looking for a cute, nutritional, and easy snack? Yes, such a thing does exist. This Easter recipe for kids can be made in no time at all.

8. Cereal Treat Easter Eggs: Believe it or not, this easy Easter recipe for kids only requires 3 ingredients. Yep, that’s right, 3 ingredients.

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9. Jelly Bean Easter Bark: Peppermint bark has nothing on this delicious jelly bean Easter bark. Go ahead, whip up a batch – it’s sure to be a new holiday fav.

10. Pretzel Nests: Have your little ones make a cozy nest for some Peeps with this fun Easter recipe for kids.

11. Easter Bunny Lollipop: These adorable lollipops make amazing party favors.

12.  Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats: This Easter recipe for kids is incredibly simple and relatively mess free. It’s sure to be a favorite for the little ones and parents alike.

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13. Sweet and Salty Spring Mix: This snack mix perfectly pairs sweet and salty tones. It’s a great snack for family game night, your kid’s after school activity, or the Easter party you’re throwing.

14. Easter Bunny Cake Pops: This Easter recipe for kids might require a little more adult supervision (and assistance) than some of the others on the list but it’s well worth it!

15. Easter Marshmallows: Believe it or not, being a culinary artist just got a little easier thanks to edible markers. Grab a couple and draw your masterpiece on some marshmallows-oh, be sure to let your kids help out. After all, these are Easter recipes for kids.

16. Easter Bunny Buns: These Easter bunny buns are just the thing to serve with Easter dinner.

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17. Marshmallow Kabobs for Easter: Your little ones will have a ball designing their own marshmallows and stringing them together in this Easter recipe for kids.

18. JELL-O Egg Jigglers: Have fun this Easter season crafting colorful eggs out of JELL-O.

19. Bunny S’Mores Pops: This Easter recipe for kids will have your little ones begging for s’more. Cheesy but true. :-)

20. Marshmallow Easter Pops: This Easter sweet treat allows your kids to get really creative. Put several colors and varieties of sprinkles in front of your kids and watch all of the amazing things they come up with.

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21. Colored Deviled Eggs: Put a new spin on a classic dish with this easy Easter recipe for kids.

22. Healthy Bunny: Amidst all the sugary goodness that comes with Easter, encourage your kids to eat healthy. This bunny concocted out of fruit is sure to help persuade them.

23. Easter Lamb Truffles: These lamb shaped truffles might be a bit difficult for young children but if you want to spend some time with your older children this Easter recipe for kids may be just the thing to get them to put that electronic device down.

24. Carrot Patch Cookies: This Easter recipe for kids is too cute for words.

25. Ducky Desserts: These ducky desserts will be gobbled up by kids and adults alike.

Have these Easter recipes for kids inspired you? Share some pictures of your holiday creations or if you know of other great Easter recipes for kids, share them in the comments.

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Freebie: FREE 30 Day Supply of Contact Lenses

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3. You’ll then be able to print a certificate for your FREE 30 day supply of contacts lenses. That’s it!

Making Homemade Beauty Products Is Easy – These 14 DIY Recipes Prove It

Are you tired of buying expensive beauty products loaded with chemicals? If so, you’ll be excited to know that making homemade beauty products is simpler than you make think and better for your skin. Here you’ll find 14 DIY beauty recipes with complete step-by-step tutorials. Discover how quickly and easily you can whip up your own homemade mineral make up, lotion bars, acne treatment, hair mask, lip gloss, body scrub, shaving cream, and more. customffm

If you’re looking for ways to save money, you must consider making homemade beauty products. Not only will making homemade beauty products save you big bucks on the products that you use every day, it can also save you money on gifts. The benefits of making homemade beauty products don’t end with finances.

In addition, you get to have an intimate knowledge of what is in the products you’re putting on your body. Forget those unpronounceable ingredients and foreign chemicals that may cause skin irritation. Making homemade beauty products is an easy (and frugal) way to get organic or all-natural beauty goods. Many homemade beauty products are actually good for you in addition to helping you cover up blotches or highlight good features. For example, many of the products contain coconut oil which is great for skin and hair. You can read more about the many beauty and health benefits of coconut oil here. Specifically, you can use coconut oil for acne and wrinkles.

Lastly, making homemade beauty products is fun. If you enjoy crafting and DIY projects (even if you aren’t good at them) then you’ll probably enjoy making homemade beauty products.

Honestly, there is no reason not to try making homemade beauty products. They’re cost effective and easy. Don’t believe making homemade beauty products is easy? These 14 DIY step-by-step beauty recipes prove it!

If you’re looking for homemade beauty products that make for great gifts, be sure to check out this Peppermint Coconut Oil Mason Jar Gift or these Mothers Day Gifts in a Jar.

Want more DIY beauty tips? Don’t forget to follow Freebie Finding Mom’s DIY Beauty Tips Pinterest board.

Best Homemade Acne Treatment to promote making homemade beauty products

1. Best Homemade Acne Treatment – Store shelves are lined with acne treatments that all claim to be the very best at zapping zits; however, not only are these products expensive, they’re filled with strange ingredients that can be pretty rough on skin.

Skip the store and try making homemade beauty products to treat acne. This is the best homemade acne treatment I’ve found. It is incredibly easy to make (just 3 steps!) and doesn’t require ingredients that are costly or hard to find.

Homemade creamsicle lotion bars to promote making homemade beauty products

2. Homemade Coconut Oil Creamsicle Lotion Bars – If you’re suffering from dry, itchy, or even painful skin it is time to start making homemade beauty products… specifically these coconut oil creamsicle lotion bars. They’re easy to make, light on ingredients (only 5), and smell AMAZING.

Hint, hint – they make great gifts for just about any occasion including stocking stuffers at Christmas and Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who could use a little relaxation (which is every mom).

Homemade sugar scrub bars to promote making homemade beauty products

3. Homemade Sugar Scrub Bars With Coconut Oil – Do you love stores like Bath and Body Works? With all the amazing scents and feel-good products, who doesn’t? … That is until you see the price tag. The cost of a single body scrub is enough to make most of us put the product down and slowly back away. What if you could get great products like those found at Bath and Body Works without the high price tag? Allow me to present homemade sugar scrub bars with coconut oil. These’ll knock your socks off and show you just how easy making homemade beauty products can be!

DIY mineral makeup to promote making homemade beauty products

4. DIY Mineral Makeup – Homemade Blush and How to Fix Broken Eyeshadow, Blush or Foundation – I’ll say it again, making homemade beauty products is easy and I don’t just mean beauty products like lotion bars and body scrubs. You can even make your own makeup. If you’re looking for an easy DIY makeup project to get your feet wet, try this recipe for homemade blush. It only requires 4 ingredients and can be made in a matter of minutes.

Homemade coconut oil lotion bars to promote making homemade beauty products

5. Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion Bars – If your heels, elbows, and hands are rough enough to cut someone then it’s high time to lotion up! However, how about you skip the store and whip up your own coconut oil lotion bars? Sure, you’re busy, but making homemade beauty products is quicker than you think. For example, this recipe will take less than 10 minutes. I think you and your skin are worth that… don’t you? Plus, it’s time to start taking advantage of the numerous benefits of coconut oil!

DIY poo poo spray to promote making homemade beauty products

6. DIY Poo Poo Spray Toilet Spray – When you saw the title of this next DIY beauty recipe did you nervously glance around to make sure no one could read your screen? The subject of the bathroom is a bit taboo but it shouldn’t be. Everyone does it… and pretends like they don’t. If you’re concerned about embarrassing situations where your bathroom business may well, linger, I highly recommend making homemade beauty products like this one for Poo Poo Toilet Spray. Trust me, this homemade recipe for beauty will stop odor in its tracks. All you have to do is spritz the top of the water before you go. Seriously, that’s it.

Homemade bath fizzes to promote making homemade beauty products

7. Homemade Bath Fizzies Recipe – Are you ready for a day at the spa? What mom isn’t… am I right? If you can’t quite find the time or money to indulge in a day at the spa, try a nice long soak in the tub. No, not a hasty shower… a soak. Light some candles, grab a glass of wine and/or a good book, and then turn the luxury up to 10 with this bath fizzies recipe.

Choose soothing essential oils like lavender to help you relax and let the coconut oil moisturize your skin. You’ll emerge from the bath feeling like a new woman. Yep, relaxation is just one more benefit of making homemade beauty products.

DIY body scrub to promote making homemade beauty products

8. DIY Body Scrub – Continuing with the spa theme… this decadent vanilla almond DIY body scrub will just add to the spa experience started with the bath fizzies recipe above. With just 6 ingredients, some of which are probably already in your pantry, making homemade beauty products doesn’t get much simpler.

This homemade body scrub also makes for a perfect little gift that just about anyone from your mom to your BFF is sure to adore.

Homemade shaving cream to promote making homemade beauty products

9. Homemade Shaving Cream – As mentioned previously, making homemade beauty products is a great way to save money on gifts yet still get someone something they’ll love. Okay, homemade shaving cream probably doesn’t sound like a gift that’ll blow anyone away but it is pretty thoughtful.

This recipe for shaving cream only has 5 ingredients and can be made as an organic product for a tiny bit more… making it perfect for someone with sensitive skin. Plus, the coconut-lime scent is refreshing and invigorating which is perfect for waking you up on those early mornings.

DIY body butter to promote making homemade beauty products

10. DIY Body Butter - Are you on a quest for soft, supple skin? If so, instead of spending tons of money on store bought remedies, try making homemade beauty products starting with this DIY body butter.

You can make this DIY body butter without even turning on the oven… how’s that for simple? Plus, this body butter only has 5 ingredients which is a LOT less than those at the store. Don’t believe me? Go ahead, flip over a bottle of lotion or body butter and count the number of ingredients.

DIY lip gloss to promote making homemade beauty products

11. DIY Lip Gloss – If you’re suffering from chapped lips, forget those pricey chemical laden lip balms at the store and try this DIY lip gloss. Making homemade beauty products like this one is fun and frugal… plus a super effective way to kick chapped lips to the curb.

Since this product is chemical free and only has ingredients I can actually pronounce, I even feel comfortable using a non-tinted version (just leave out the lipstick color) on my little one.

Homemade lavender scrub to promote making homemade beauty products

12.Homemade Lavender Body Scrub - If your getting started making homemade beauty products, don’t overlook this homemade lavender body scrub. It is great for a relaxing bath (or shower) any time but especially right before bed since lavender is thought to help with anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness. If you’re looking to create a spa experience for yourself or a loved one this product is a must-have. With only five ingredients, it is much cheaper than an actual trip to the spa, and you can use it again and again.

Using coconut oil on hair to promote making homemade beauty products

13. Coconut Oil Hair Mask - Get gorgeous hair with a coconut oil hair treatment – Okay, we’ve already covered many (many) easy DIY beauty recipes but making homemade beauty products does not get any easier than this. Seriously. All you need to get luxurious locks that will be the envy of everyone around you is coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. This is proof that the health benefits of coconut oil are practically endless.

Homemade oatmeal body scrub to promote making homemade beauty products

14. Homemade Oatmeal Body Scrub – This homemade oatmeal body scrub makes a great gift for anyone that deserves a little “me” time including friends, family members, and of course, you. This beauty recipe is just more proof that you don’t have to be Martha Stewart or a DIY guru to master making homemade beauty products. It only requires 5 ingredients and 4 steps… and you may very well have all of the necessary ingredients in your pantry. Go check… I’ll wait. :-)

So, are you convinced? Making homemade beauty products is indeed easy. Do you know of other super simple homemade beauty product recipes? If so, please share them in the comments.

28 Frugal Birthday Party Ideas

Want to throw a rockin’ birthday party but money is tight? No problem, with these 28 frugal birthday party ideas which covers everything from the party theme venue, food, party favors, dishes, decorations, flowers, gifts, invitations, games and activities, and entertainment, you’ll be able to impress your guests while keeping your wallet in mind. Find out how you can throw a fabulous party on a budget.  customffm

Celebrating a birthday with a rockin’ party is a great way to commemorate one’s accomplishments over the past year. Birthdays aren’t just about getting another year older… they’re about paying tribute to what happened during that year. So, why not throw a birthday party for yourself or a loved one this year?

If your answer is budget based, don’t sweat it. Here are 25 frugal birthday party ideas to help you have the best birthday bash ever… without breaking the bank.

For more money saving tips and tricks be sure to follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Smart Money Tips Pinterest board. Oh, and what better way to have a fun and frugal birthday then with a day loaded with free stuff? Take a look at all the birthday freebies and coupons you can snag.

28 Frugal Birthday Party Ideas


Tip 1: When looking for frugal birthday party ideas for your child, stay away from character based themes. Elmo, Mickey Mouse, and Elsa (from Frozen) are great but they come with a frightening price tag. Instead, go with more generic (but just as fun) themes like a rainbow party or dinosaur party. Your wallet will thank you.

FreebieFindingMom.com and Pinterest are chock full of inspiration to make this frugal birthday party idea super easy to implement. Be sure to check out:

- The Ultimate Rainbow Party Ideas Guide
Patriotic Memorial Day Party Ideas
Frugal Garden Party Ideas
Kids Party Ideas (Pinterest)


Tip 2: Whenever possible, head to the great outdoors. When considering frugal birthday party ideas this one is super easy and can save you big bucks. Renting a venue can be one of the biggest costs when throwing a party but guess what…the great outdoors are free (or almost). Not only will this tip save you money but its practical; after all, kids love running around and you don’t have to worry about the mess like you would indoors.

To rent a shelter at a park, you may have to pay a small fee. However, depending on the amenities, the fee may be totally worth it. For example, many parks offer playground equipment, walking trails, and open spaces for games and activities.


Tip 3: Make your cake at home. This frugal birthday party idea probably seems pretty obvious but you’d be surprised how many times people don’t even consider it.

Tip 4: Instead of cake, go for homemade cookies and let the kids decorate them. Dessert plus a fun activity? Score!

Tip 5: If you aren’t much of a Julia Child and feel like the only way you’ll get an edible cake is to buy it, call around to local culinary schools. Aspiring chefs are hungry for experience and that allows you to save a bundle.

Tip 6: Instead of shelling out big bucks for party snacks, make your own. DIY appetizers are usually cheaper than store bought goods and making them is a great way to get in the party spirit.

Again, Pinterest and FreebieFindingMom.com are great sources of inspiration. For example, if you’re having a holiday party (or maybe a Frozen themed party), try this snowman cheese ball recipe.

Tip 7: Make your own. This frugal birthday party idea is a two-for-one special. When you make your own pizza you save money and get a fun activity that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Party Favors

Tip 8: Mason jar recipes make for fun frugal birthday party ideas when it comes to party favors. Trust me, these will definitely stand out from other party favors. Here are is some inspiring Mason jar recipes to get you going:

- Mason Jar Recipes and Crafts (Pinterest)
25 Mason Jar Recipes
25 Mason Jar Cookie Recipes
- Homemade Gifts in Jars (eBook)

Keep in mind that not all Mason jar party favors have to be edible. That’s probably a relief considering how much sugar little ones are already consuming at your average birthday party. For example, you could make a Play-Dough Mason jar gift.

Mason jar party favors aren’t just for kids either. For example, if you’re having a bachelorette party or baby shower, you could give each of the ladies a mani-pedi in a jar.

Tip 9: Head to the nearest home and garden center and purchase small plants to give out as party favors.


Tip 10: Pick up Mason jars at local garage and estate sales. Give these jars a good scrubbing and they make great drinking glasses for any party going for that rustic, laid back feel.

Tip 11: This frugal birthday party idea keeps the savings coming. Pick up slate tiles at your local home improvement store and utilize them as serving trays and platters. They’ll add an interesting color and texture to your food lineup.


Tip 12: Forget so called “party stores” and head to your nearest dollar store to score frugal birthday party ideas for decor.

Tip 13: If you have a limited budget, grab up crepe paper. It’s cheap but super effective.

Tip 14: For a focal point in your party decor, head to a garage or estate sale. You can grab up a unique piece for pennies. For example, add a little glamour to a garden party by repurposing an old chandelier. You can spray paint it a pretty color that matches your theme and hang it from a tree. Another idea, is to have a tea party or Alice in Wonderland theme and hang small tea cups from a tree.

Tip 15: Balloons, balloons, and more balloons. Like crepe paper, balloons are a frugal birthday party idea that you won’t want to pass up. Incorporate them wherever you can.


Tip 16: Instead of paying big bucks for real flower centerpieces that will just die and end up in the local landfill, have fun making your own centerpieces from yarn.

Tip 17: Look to nature for a slew of frugal birthday party ideas. Instead of paying for flowers from your local florist, head outdoors and pick your own. Wildflowers can be quite beautiful. Display those freshly picked flowers in Mason jars or repurposed wine bottles.


Tip 18: If you need frugal birthday party ideas for gifts, check out Freebie Finding Mom’s 101 Stocking Stuffer’s article. There’s no reason you can’t use one of these inexpensive stocking stuffers as a birthday gift.

Tip 19: Instead of paying even more money (on top of what you’ve already spent for the present) for gift decorations like gift bows, make your own. You can reuse newspaper as wrapping paper and make your own gift bows.


Tip 20: Make your invitations. You can easily make invitations on your home computer or let your little one get crafty and make his or her own invitations using construction paper and other supplies.

Tip 21: Send eCards. Do a Google search and you’ll find plenty of sites that allow you to send free eCards.

Tip 22: Utilize free printables. This option is perfect if you’re feeling creatively tapped out from all these other frugal birthday party ideas. Turn to Pinterest for as much inspiration as you can handle such as these princess party invitations.

Games and Activities

Tip 23: Make a game up. While adults may find your newly invented game lacking, kids won’t care as long as its fun. For example, for my son’s party I hid a little ball in three different boxes and had them choose what box the ball was in.

Tip 24: Get creative. This is probably a great tip for all frugal birthday party ideas. Don’t run out and simply by the first Monopoly board you see. Explore your options. Get inspired with these 25 awesome outdoor party games.

Tip 25: Get crafty. Instead of playing a game, indulge in a craft. For example, consider the Mason jar recipes mentioned in the “Party Favors” section. You can also find a plethora of crafts on Pinterest.


Oh, wait – here are 3 bonus frugal birthday party ideas to help you pull it all together!


Tip 26: Hire a friend. If you know a talented friend ask him or her to donate their talents. Tell them it’ll be their gift.

Tip 27: Get music or movies from the library or the Internet. Spotify can be an excellent (free) DJ if you don’t mind 60 seconds of ads every 10 minutes or so.

Pulling It All Together

Tip 28: Ask friends or family to gift you their time. Instead of giving a present they can help you pin down details, setup the party, and then cleanup when it’s all over. Trust me, its one of the best gifts you can receive.

There you have it, 25 (scratch that, 28) frugal birthday party ideas that will help you throw one heck of a bash while on a budget. Do you have other frugal birthday party ideas? Please share them in the comments!