Best part of turning 22 YOU ask? hands down Being able to blast Taylor Swift's song and obnoxiously use it for an instagram caption.
If you've been following me for a minute, first off ILY. Second, by now you probably know how much I love to celebrate birthdays.
Haters will say I'm extra...I say it's my birthday dammit.
Birthday...birthweek...birthyear...same thing amiright?!?! This year I kicked off my birthweek by spending 36 hours in one of my favorite places (Atlanta) with a few of my favorite people and it was incredible to say the least.
Shockingly, I thought I was going to make that trip to ATL the only thing I do for my birthday, but then I quickly snapped out of it and realized that's not at all how I work. So the Monday before my birthday I decided I wanted to have a cute lil birthday shindig (and if you look at my "22" highlight story you can check out some of the moments I captured.) I had 48 hours and minimal money to put together a birthday "party" so I below I've shared how I did it. ;)
CUTE + INEXPENSIVE BIRTHDAY PARTY HACKS:
This right here is going to change your life...I don't know if you're ready. If you're every throwing a party (or just are craving cake) and need a BOMB, inexpensive cake that tastes like heaven and looks like it too Sam's Club is your place. Not only did they do this minimal design...but it was only $16 for 25 slices of heaven.
You're welcome ;)
Dollar Tree + Target. I literally got all of the decorations from these two places and best decision I've ever made
Dollar Tree (All $1 each):
+ Cups + Table Cloths + Napkins
+ Cutlery + Paper Plates + Popcorn/Chips Bowl
+ Candles ($4) + Confetti ($3)
+ Glitter Crowns ($5) + Number Balloons ($1 each)
This was easily the most expensive thing that I bought, but it was well worth it. I got a platter of 120 chicken nuggets from ChickFila because who doesn't love CFA (unless you're vegan or gluten free lol.) I also had chips, popcorn, and drinks for everyone to munch on, but nothing too extravagant ~ain't nobody got money for that~.
4. DIY PHOTO BACKDROP
Most important part of the party can i get an amen?!? I had a photo backdrop that was literally some champagne metallic cloth I picked up from Joann's (ps. check out their coupons on their site...you'll save hella $$$$) and white balloons from Party City. Instead of having a professional photographer, I had a polaroid and a lot of film and took pictures of and with everyone on that film. (Currently my camera's back camera isn't working or else I'd upload a few to this blog post :/ )
5. SNAPCHAT FILTER
Yes I made my snap filter. And no I'm not that extra. I would like to say this right here...was the icing on the cake. I made it on my own using an online program, submitted it for approval and within 20 minutes got it approved from Snapchat. I've heard people get their designs declined, but i didn't have an issue at all. For 6 hours I only paid $5 for this bad boy and I'd like to think she looks bomb.
Got any questions? Leave a comment or DM me! ;) Have fun being extra af on a budget.