How to Host a Birthday Party on a Budget

September 21, 2018

From the tableware to the decorations, planning the perfect birthday celebration can stretch your budget. With just a few tips and tricks from Dollar General, hosting the big birthday bash can be a piece of cake. Learn how to make the next party memorable without breaking the bank!

Sweet Treat Savings

While purchasing a cake from a bakery can save time, the cost can take away from other items needed for the party. Consider baking at home with a few supplies and some cake mix. Find easy-to-follow recipes like this Red Velvet Cake from DG Easy Meals. Swap out cake for cupcakes for easy decorating. Discover cake toppers and other baking tools at your local Dollar General to take the aesthetic up a notch. Guests will love the sweet treat and your wallet will love the savings.


Decorate on a Dime

Stay organized when buying decorations, invitations and tableware by sticking to a color scheme. Select two to three colors to keep purchasing simple. Decorate the space with affordable party decorations like streamers, garland and banners. Find additional party décor, accessories and party favors (PAW Patrol masks, anyone?) in the party section of your local Dollar General.


Plan Ahead on Supplies

Plan ahead on items you may or may not have on hand to host the party like tables, chairs and tableware. Easy clean up options may include disposable trays, bowls, plates, utensils, napkins and cups. Pull together the color scheme with disposable table covers, which can be easy, inexpensive and save time.


Gifts for Less

Whether hosting or attending, find affordable gifts at Dollar General. From tech to toys, there can be something for every birthday. Make gift giving easy with a wide selection of gift cards. Find the perfect birthday greeting card for as little as $0.50. Save on gifts and gift packaging essentials like gift wrap, bags, tissue paper and more by heading to your local Dollar General or shopping online.


Find more ways to save this on birthday needs by considering Dollar General's Digital Coupons Program that helps to provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons. Sign-up today by clicking here, visiting or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem them at checkout during their next visit!

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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