It is exhilarating to have a single day in the year where all the attention is directed towards you. This is so until you realize you are broke on your birthday. How are you supposed to have fun when you are a few hours away from being kicked out of the apartment due to rent arrears? The good news is that not all hope is lost for those who are broke on their birthdays. Below are fun activities you can engage in on your birthday even if you are broke:
a) Throw A BYOB(bring your own beer) party
A potluck and BYOB party does not require any funds to organize. You just need a great play-list, last year’s decorations and you are good to go. The invited guests tend to bring more beer than they need and you are guaranteed that party will not be short of drinks.
In the company of your best friends and plenty of free booze, it will be a birthday to remember.
b) Girl’s spa night
Invite a couple of your closest friends for a wine and spa night. Get a few snacks, a great movie, and cool ambiance and you will be set for the evening. You can do your nails while you sip your drinks. It will be a memory stamped in your minds forever.
c) Free entertainment
In many towns, there is always free entertainment, especially during the weekend. Ask your friends to accompany you to an impromptu show at a local theater or a concert at the park. Do not forget to carry treats from home to avoid added expenses in getting food.
d) Get birthday specials
In the company of humorous friends, you can get a lot of freebies around town with the excuse of your birthday. It is not even about how many freebies you get but the thrill of convincing someone to give you something for free just because it is the day you happen to have been born.
Fun is not always about what you can take but also what you can give. You can volunteer at a local event to help the needy. If you can get your friends to join you then the better. There is joy in experiencing the life of another human being transform just because you helped. There is no price tag for such a feeling.
d) Go on a picnic
With a few of your friends, you can go on a picnic and be back before dusk. Pack snacks to ensure you do not starve. If you have a car then the better. Alternatively, you can get a ride from people going towards the direction. With smiles and a sense of humor, many will be willing to help. However, take care not to land in the hands of criminals.
Anyone who has been putting long hours all through the year knows how good it feels to get some extra hours to sleep. It is not only good for the body but the mind too. You will be in a better shape to start another year if you are well rested.
d) Get some lone time for reflection
It is not just on new year’s eve that people get to make resolutions. You can do the same on your birthday too. Bring out your journal, reflect on the resolutions you had made on your previous birthday, check those you have achieved, consider the reasons why you haven’t achieved some and make better plans.
If there is still room for more resolutions, write them down and come up with a plan of action to achieve them.
Just because you don’t have money doesn’t mean you should whine and moan about it on your birthday. Get creative and enjoy the day!