Joanna's Top 3 – Birthday Party Edition

My birthday is coming up in a few days and I’m at that age where, as much as I would like to, it is no longer appropriate to have a birthday party that involves cute comic book invitations and cheap party favors. As I’m thinking about how I actually want to celebrate with friends and family, I am also trying to stay aware of money and such. 


So, here are the Top 3 birthday party ideas for someone who shouldn’t have a dress up princess party anymore: (these are also in order from most to least expensive)


#3 Buy tickets to somewhere you’ve dreamed of going. It’s always a good idea to be more adventurous (especially as you get closer to getting over that hill). Plan a road trip for yourself, buy a plane ticket to go visit your sister in Germany, or even splurge on tickets to a concert or event that you’ve always wanted to go to. This will give you something to look forward to AND you get to actually enjoy it later. So it’s like TWO things! 😉


#2 Go to a wine/beer tasting. Broaden your taste bud horizons and of course bring your friends and family along with you. Everything seems fancier when you’re drinking wine.


#1 Host a game night!! This is is my favorite, birthday or no birthday. Any game will do: Jenga, Dungeons and Dragons, Charades, that Battlestar Gallactica board game that you got last Christmas and have yet to play. Just invite your friends over, make up some food and you’re all set. (Fun Fact: Alcohol is proven to make any game funnier. Must be 21 to participate)



What is your favorite birthday party memory?

About The Author

Joanna Ryan

A majority of my growing up years were spent in Wanamaker, a small town just barely inside Franklin Township. Two of my neighbors were corn fields so my two sisters, younger brother, and I got into lots of trouble. I'm a proud Greyhound and graduate from the University of Indianapolis. I've worked for a few other stations throughout Indianapolis, collected a few awards along the way, and here I am! When I'm not at work, you can assume I'm with my family, reading a comic book, consuming too much TV and movies for one single person, trying to find time to volunteer, or snuggling one of my five pets (3 cats, 2 dogs. Pictures available upon request.).

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