If your birthday is coming up and you really want to have a birthday party but you cannot afford one, you should consider hosting a potluck birthday party and game night. With a traditional birthday party, people will expect you to pay for all the food and drinks for the party while they will bring you gifts. With a potluck on the other hand, you choose not have gifts but ask the guests to bring a small dish of food in place of a gift. This way, you will not have to bear the entire burden of providing food for all your guests and your guests will save a lot of money on the obligatory gift they would usually bring and will have a chance to show off their cooking skills as well. Of course, make sure that you let your guests know that they are not obliged to bring anything and that they certainly do not have to bring something cooked by them if they are unable to. Your guests list will include busy moms, full time workers and people who just do not know how to cook and they may feel bad at the invitation to a pot luck. Let them know that they can also bring in a bag of store bought nachos, chips or even something they brought from a pastry shop such as a pie or a cake.
Activities for the nightYou will as the host, be responsible for organizing fun activities for the night to make sure that your guests have a lot of fun and are never bored. If all of your guests are around your age and are your close friends, you can choose to have some indoor team building games which can be a lot of fun. Other fun ideas include board games and card games that have stood the test of time.
In addition to this, you will want to check out some room escape reviews so that you can include some room escape activities to manage your team better as well to add to the fun however, it is important that you consider the ages of your guests when organizing these activities as many of them may not be suitable for older guests.
There are many fun activities that you can have at your party but you might find that some of your guests would rather just sit around a table and talk. If this is the case, let the party flow as your guests want it to and just make sure that everyone is enjoying themselves.