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▲︎ Holidays and Parties

Holidays and Parties

Tips and thrifty ideas about saving money on celebrations for the holidays, birthday parties, and more.

Frugal Birthday Party Parties 
Christmas Ideas for Men, Couple sitting on the floor wearing Santa hats. Christmas 
A plate of skull cupcakes. Halloween 
Row of Wrapped Gifts Gifts 
Hand Painted Easter Eggs Easter 
Oreo Turkeys Thanksgiving 
Homemade Valentine's lollipops. Valentine's Day 
Wrapped Mother's Day gift. Mothers Day 
St. Patrick's Day Gift Basket St. Patrick's Day 
4th of July White Chocolate Strawberries Fourth of July 
fathers day logo Father's Day 
Hanukkah Candles Cultural Celebrations 
Photo of Blue Plastic Bag Wreath Memorial Day 
Dog With New Year's Hat New Years 

Banquet Table Decoration Ideas
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Joint Birthday Party Ideas

My father and I are having a birthday party together he will be turning 75 and I will be turning 50. We need a theme and ideals.

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Making a Joker (Batman) Costume
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Military Themed Christmas Tree
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Party Ideas for Daughter's 12th Birthday

I have had some ideas from friends, but I still do not know what to do. We live in Perth, WA, Australia and we're on a tight budget. Please help.

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Western Themed Christmas Tree
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12th Birthday Sleepover Game Ideas

My daughter is having her 12th birthday in November. She's not girly, but she's not too tomboyey. She wants to have a sleepover, but we want some games for it. But she doesn't want the games to be scheduled. Please help us.

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Asking a Guy to a School Dance

I like this guy at my school and I want to ask him to the dance. The thing is I'm scared and really nervous to ask him. What's the best way to ask someone without getting nervous?

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Making a Michael Jackson Costume
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Birthday Ideas for 15 Year Olds

My birthday is on July 6. And I was thinking about spending time with my godmom and with 2- 3 friends. I have asthma I don't what to do too much. I could go out and get our nails painted, go to the mall, or I can paint their nails myself. Help me please.

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Halloween Yo Yo Tree
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 15 in November and I only want a few friends over, but I have no idea what we're gonna do. I live in an apartment so I don't know what we would do.

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My 15th Birthday Party

I am now turning to 15 and my parents are having problems so, they can't spend more money. I want to celebrate my birthday and I want to invite only my 6 to 7 friends. So, please help me and my birthday date is 20/10/2014. So please help me friends.

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"Girl with a Pearl Earring" Costume
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Candy Corn Tree
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Pumpkin Picking Time (Waverly, PA)
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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 17 in December and want to do something fun and creative just not sure how to. Someone help!

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Christmas Float Ideas

The theme of the Christmas parade is "Christmas on the Big Screen". We need float ideas.

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Halloween Yo Yo Garland
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Ideas for Sweet 16 Masquerade Ball

My birthday is in 3 months and I've decided to have a masquerade party. I have the theme, but have no idea what kind of music or foods to serve. Also I don't know what to do to keep it from being boring.

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter's birthday is December 23rd. (I brought her home on Christmas Day.) I have no idea what to do. Being that it is so close to Christmas, I'm afraid no one would show up to a party.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 15 and I don't have much money and I am looking for ideas. I would like to go to a spa, but it is a lot of money. I have have 1 or 2 friends that I would want to invite. I need to find something cheap and easy.

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13th Birthday Party

I need a cheap party idea for my daughter. She is going to be 13 and wants to invite a mixture of boys and girls, but we can't have a sleepover.

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Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
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High School Activities and Fund Raising Ideas

I'm on Student Council this year (yay!), but I need ideas for raising money (fundraisers) and for awesome high school activities to get kids to participate (help?)

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Joker Costume
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14th Birthday Party Ideas

Last year I had a hall disco party. It was really fun and such a good night, but it was a expensive night. For my birthday this year I want to have another really cool party, but I don't know what to do. I am a girl and I like netball and swimming.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I want to make my 15th birthday an experience. I don't want to have a party bcz I don't have many friends and I want something really special that I can do with a few friends or alone, but at the same time I want to reserve special experiences for my sweet sixteen.

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16th Birthday Gift Ideas for Girls

My friend is going to have her sweet sixteen soon and I want to give her the awesomest gift she's ever received but we all promised each other that our gifts cannot exceed $10.

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Button Candy Corn Ornament
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Googley Eyes Ornament
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Paper Bat Ornament
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Wooden Bead Ghost Ornament
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Wooden Bead Pumpkin Ornament
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I am having a party in November and I have eight friends I want to invite. I can't have a sleepover or have it at my house because it's way too small. I really really would like some help with some ideas!

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16th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is in less than 2 months and I still have no idea what to do! I don't want to have a big party... just three girls and myself. I was thinking of a spa day but it's just so expensive.

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Halloween Wheelchair Costumes
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I hope you're all having a great day!I'm turning 15 in a few weeks and I'd really like to have a party, but I'm very clueless. I'm not the type of girl to shop, I enjoy music and spending time with friends.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 17 on December 18th, but I have no idea what to do. My birthday is right around Christmas time. Everyone will be busy with their families, or away, so I don't know what to do.

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Orange Rainbow Tea Food and Decoration Ideas

My color is orange and I have 3 days to figure out decorations and food. Can you please give me some ideas?

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm really stuck. My daughter is having a birthday party for her 12th and I'm stuck for ideas on what to do. She is a girly girl, but not into pamper parties. We also can't have it at the house. Any ideas? (It needs to be near Chichester)

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50th Anniversary Party Invitation Wording

We are having an anniversary party at a buffet. We will not be paying for the meals. We have the room so we can all be together. What is the best way to word this on the invitation?

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 19th Birthday

This is his first birthday with us being together. We are apart from each other because of college. He does jav and discus. Loves fast food. We won't be together on his birthday, but he is coming to my college the weekend after.

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16th Birthday Ideas

My 16th birthday is this month. I wanted to get a massage done with one of my friends, but since you have to be 18 and older to do it without a parent in the room, I decided not to.

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Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

I need some inexpensive christmas gift ideas for around 40-50 girls all over 13.

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Birthday Gift for 19 Year Old Boyfriend

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2yrs now and his birthday is coming up soon. I don't know what to get him coz it's hard to figure out what he wants, though he really loves football.

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Mini Felt Witch Hat
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Birthday Party Ideas

I have 2 days to make my principal's birthday special with some homemade idea.

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Disco Birthday Party Ideas
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Graveyard Brownies
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Jack-O-Lantern Planter
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Mason Jar Jack-O-Lanterns
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Birthday Party Ideas

I am having an at home party. First of all, I want it to be fun and something that I'll remember. I only have a few activities planned and don't want to do anything too arty, sporty, or spa-like.

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Party Favors for 11th Birthday Party

My daughter is turning 11 and we are having a DJ come to the house. I need suggestions for party favors for about 30 girls.

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19th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 19 on the 19th of October so I have less than a month to plan something special. Please help me with some fun ideas!

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Asking a Girl to Homecoming

Ok so I really like this girl and wanna ask her to homecoming. How do I make it cute?

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Pastor Appreciation Ideas
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17th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 17 on October 5th, and I want to do something fun with my friends; girls and possibly guys too. I want to be remembered for this birthday. Like I want something special and fun, but I'm unable to actually have a party party. Please help.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I don't know what to do for my 14th party. It will be all girls. Please help. My birthday is December 1st.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I am not girly and not outgoing (so there won't be very many people at my party (10 at the most) and they will be all girls).

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Birthday Present for Boyfriend

So, my boyfriend's birthday is coming up in about three months. He's turning seventeen, and I want to make it special. But, I really have no idea what to get him. He loves to take pictures, bike to beaches, and play the drums and guitar. What should I get him?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

So I am turning 14 in 29 days (I'm counting) and I am having a party. I don't know what to do or what theme to choose, but was thinking of dressing up as our favorite movie character or in an outfit for our favorite sport.

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Ideas for Indoor Golden Birthday Party

My granddaughter will be 4 on 11/4/14. We are having a family event, but I am looking for ideas to make it special. It cannot be expensive. It's hard to plan an outdoor event in November. Any ideas; themes, or locations?

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Fireman Themed Kid's Birthday Party Ideas
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Simple Crocheted Christmas Decoration...
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Sweet 16 Party Ideas

My daughter's birthday is October 14 and my decorator is sick plus she had a death in her family and I am lost. I thought of a denim and diamonds party with 25 kids. She loves pink. Is there a pink and diamond party?

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I want to have a birthday bash and I want it to be a big one, but it's at my care home in Leeds and I only have a limited budget. Should I just order a hall?

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Birthday Pizza Party Ideas
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Easy Christmas Decoration Sewing...
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Writing an Award Acceptance Speech

How do I express myself, in simple words, for receiving a best employee award?

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10th Birthday Party Ideas

My baby girl is turning 10 in half a month and I have nothing planned for her birthday party. Please help me.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is in less than a week. I'm only inviting my 2 best friends as I'm only 15 and I don't want anything big. I have no idea where to go or what to do. Please help me!

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Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Making a Wiggly Bat Headband
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Pumpkin Oranges
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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is having her 12th birthday party with 5 to 8 friends. She wants it to be a sleepover and doesn't want anything girly! We have no idea what to do. Please help!

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Christmas Tree Theme Ideas
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Halloween Alternatives
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15th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is in a week and 4 days. I'm a tomboy, so there might be a mix of boys and girls there. Should I go to the skating rink and then to see a movie, have a house party, or go out to eat (boring)?

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Gothic Party Ideas
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Boyfriend's 18th Birthday Gift Ideas

My boyfriend's 18th birthday is coming up, I have no idea what I should get. He is in the Army, he loves to hunt, fish, he plays video games sometimes, he likes Penn state and the Steelers.

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Zucchini Halloween Decorations
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Decorating a White Rainbow Tea Table

My color is white and I have 3 days to figure out decorations and food. Can you please give me some ideas?

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Making a Super Grover Costume
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Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids
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Buy Halloween Candy for Christmas

The day after Halloween, get as much candy you can for half price. Get only the ones that are not Halloween looking and then freeze the candy. Watch as your kids scream with delight on Christmas morning when they see their stockings!

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13 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 13 and she wants to invite about 15 people both guys and girls. We are having a hard time picking a theme. Any suggestions?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter recently broke her leg and it's right before her 13th birthday. I'm trying to come up with fun things to do for her birthday. If anyone has any ideas that would be great thanks.

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Asking a Girl to Homecoming
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Kids Halloween Craft Ideas
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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter wants a more fun and crazy party for a 12 year old; what do I do?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is stressing through her 13th birthday. She doesn't know what to do. She wants to invite some boys and some girls. She doesn't want too much money spent, but also fun though.

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Making a Snowman Nitelite
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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I have no idea what kind of party I want for my 16 birthday party. It's on the 27 of September. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11. She wants a baking party, a sleepover party, a cooking party, a spa party, a campfire party, and a hot tub party. But she can't decide. Her birthday is in 1 week; what should I do?

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13th Birthday Surprise Party Ideas

I want to throw a surprise party for my friend. I want it to be special because I have known her for so long, and she wants to invite 50+ people. I don't know what to do. She is a girly girl and a little bit of a tom boy.

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5th Birthday Party Ideas
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Chocolate Dipped Peeps
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11th Birthday Theme Ideas

My daughter will be turning 11 in October. We are in need of some good birthday ideas that we haven't already done.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 in a month or so and I need some ideas for what to do at my party! I feel like having a formal party. Is that a little weird for my age? Please help.

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Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas
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Making Luminaries
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Surprise 50th Birthday Party Ideas

My husband is turning 50 next year and I would like to surprise him with a nice party. We have a big family with little kids included.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 on the 22nd of this month and I'm having a BBQ and a chocolate fountain at my birthday party. I'm inviting a bunch of girls and guys and I don't know what else to do for my birthday to make it more fun. I also don't wanna spend a lot of money. What should I do?

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Outdoor Movie Sleepover

Invite a couple of your friends and have a party in your back yard. Just build a fire for marshmallows, get a projector and a white surface and have popcorn. Watch a movie outdoors and spend the night there.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 in November. I don't know what to do for my party. I want to think ahead of time because I live in Serbia and nobody here has sleepovers and everything but the movie theater is far away.

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Buying Presents for Grown Children
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Homecoming Decorating Idea

I need an idea to decorate outside by the gym door entrance. The theme is "Glow Fight Win". I have a laser show for inside, but need outdoor decorations. This is for the homecoming dance. Thanks.

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Joint 14th Birthday Party Ideas

My friend and I have decided to have a joint 14th birthday party, but we aren't sure what yet. Any ideas for something fun, but inexpensive, something original, not like a sleepover. Thanks.

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October 14th Birthday Ideas

My 14th birthday is on October 30, but I don't really want to have a Halloween theme. I was thinking maybe a dress up party, but it might get too gross and sweaty with the costumes. Any other ideas?

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Thank You Speech for Mother's 80 Birthday
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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter it having her 12th brithday party on the 20th-21st of September. She doesn't want a girly party as she is inviting boys. She wants a wet theme, but our pool will be too cold at the time of the party. Could I please have some ideas. There are approximitly 14 people coming.

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My friend's daughter is turning 12. She has no clue of what to do for her birthday party. She has already done the spa theme and Halloween party (birthday is in October). Any suggestions?

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15th Golden Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 15 on the 15th of September and have no idea on what I should do. I don't really have enough friends to do something big.

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's Birthday

My old boyfriend of 5 months will be 18 in some days to come and I do not know what to get for him 'cause he seems to have everything. He loves basketball very much and his favorite team is Miami Heat. I thought of perfume or body spray, but he has a lot.

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80s Theme Costume Party

For my 15th birthday party, I organized a theme party where I asked everyone to bring some clothes and/or accessories from the 80s. We shared clothes and accessories; we even did each other's make-up!

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Homemade Christmas Presents for Adults
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Homecoming Float Ideas

I need a really good idea. I'm part of the Bulldog Nation and we are going up against the Tigers. I need an idea fast?

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Mini Halloween Tree Ornaments
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Red Hat Society Club Ideas
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Gift Idea for My Boyfriend's 18th Birthday

I really need your help. My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5 months. His 18th birthday is in two weeks and I don't know what to get him. He's really into music and he plays a guitar.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 16 on September 18th and I live in Florida. I'm not sure what to do and how many friends to invite. It will be all girls because I don't think any guys would come. Any suggestions?

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Mini Felt Witch Hat
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I will be turning 15 on December 15th. I need ideas please, preferably nothing over a $200 budget. (Mostly because of Christmas being around the corner). An outdoor type deal wouldn't be the best because you can't really plan that far ahead while living in capital Texas in the winter.

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