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Cheap Girl Birthday Party Ideas

Here are some cheap girl Birthday Party ideas that your kids will love but won’t break the bank. Cake decorating parties are fun with many activities for kids that bring out their creativity and leave them with dessert to take home in the end. See how we threw this cupcake party and how much fun they had.

cheap girl birthday party ideas

As a mother of 3 girls, and the frugal being that I am, I am always trying to come up with creative yet cheap girl birthday party ideas! This one we did for my 6 year old last year was really fun. It didn’t cost an arm and a leg and was a hit! Lemme share it with you. (originally published 1/15)

Cheap girl birthday party ideas

We decided to throw a cake decorating birthday party. What fun right??!! I had a couple of ideas of what we could do but brainstormed with the girls to see if they had any ideas as well.

We would need aprons of course, cake mix, decorating candy, frosting, and boxes for guests to take their goodies home in. From there we just needed extras for a fun afternoon!

cheap girl birthday party ideas

Girl Birthday Party Ideas

We first started with the apron idea and went from there brainstorming together what might be fun to do and different activities that we could do while some were decorating cupcakes, other girls could be decorating other things…and what those might be.

  • I picked up 12 children’s aprons here. They were a total steal!!!
  • I had some of these tasting cups left over from another activity. We used those to fill them with a variety of toppings for decorating the cake.

This time we used cupcakes. You could use dixie cups instead from the store or here they are super cheap for a bunch.

  • You can get piping bags from a party supply store, buy them for cheap here with tips and all. Or just fill ziploc baggies with frosting and snip the corner off to squeeze thru and decorate the cupcakes! 

They had a great time decorating their 6 cupcakes a piece and that took a better part of the party time. 😉


Birthday Parties for Girls

The next fun part was decorating the cake box to carry their cupcakes home in. This can be another decorating station and they can rotate through them all during the birthday party to keep them all busy.

Yes they may eat 1, maybe 2 cupcakes while they are at the party but they will have several left over so these will be their party favors. You can save money that way since nothing else needs to be bought to send with them at the end!

  • You can find 12 cake boxes here inexpensively or if you visit a local bakery I would ask if they could give you enough or cheap for you to use (that is what I did).
cheap girl birthday party ideas

Cake Decorating Birthday Party

You should really think outside of the box and always start off shopping at the dollar store first. You might get your own ideas there depending on what they have at the time.

Like if you want to have a baking party like you see here, grab what they have on hand before paying retail at a party store or grocery store.

You could add another cute cupcake making station too and have all the materials to make these cupcakes below! Sheep cupcakes are great for baby showers too

Sheep cupcakes

You can come up with some of your own but we have made a few other cute birthday cupcake ideas here too like;

I always suggest cupcakes instead of small cakes. They are not as expensive to make or transport when they’re done and want to take them home.

ladybug cupcake

Birthday Ideas for Girls

Here are a few other out of the box ideas mine loved.

  1. Slime birthday party is always fun for girls and boys
  2. Art themed birthday party can be really inexpensive
  3. Or throw a fun Camping themed party

Just decorate with streamers, large lollipops and your goodie bags are already done because they’ll be taking home their mini cake or cupcakes in our case. Have fun creating your own cake decorating Birthday party!

art birthday party

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Birthday Girl

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

Thank you very much! Your assistance has been truly invaluable.


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Love this idea so much! How long did you allow for the party?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

It was about 3 hours


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

What did you use to decorate the aprons?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Fabric markers, you can find them on Amazon or Hobby Lobby


Friday 13th of January 2017

Thank-you SO much!!! This has helped me incredibly!!!really appreciate you sharing all these great ideas and links :)

The Typical Mom

Friday 13th of January 2017

OH good!

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