Golden birthday on a budget
August 20, 2013 8:29 AM Subscribe
My golden birthday is coming up, and since you only get one, I'd like to do something special. But I'm pretty much broke.
posted by catatethebird to grab bag (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
On August 29th I'll turn 29. As we've all gotten older birthdays have become more and more of a non-event in my family. We have a lot of August birthdays, so there's usually just a communal party/cookout with the family, and a few gifts, and maybe on another day my parents take me out to dinner. I don't even remember what I did last year.
I'd like to do something special and different for my golden birthday. But, I just moved, so I'm pretty broke, and my close friends/family don't have much extra cash to spend on my birthday either. So, I'm looking for ideas of something to do, somewhere to go, an activity to plan that a) is fairly inexpensive, b) is different from the classic cookout/party, c) may either involve a larger group of my friends and family, or be something I can do with just a close friend or two.
A little more detail: I am in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so location specific ideas for here or the surrounding area are cool, or general ideas. Ideally, whatever I end up doing will involve my best friend, and my two sisters, but ideas for just two people, or for many people are okay too. We'll probably celebrate on the weekend after my birthday, which falls on a Thursday, but that is open, too.
So MeFites, lay on your ideas for a super awesome memorable (budget) birthday! I just want to do something a little out of the ordinary this year, very open as to what.
Thanks in advance!