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5 Themed Party Ideas That Don’t Cost A Ton Of Money

5 Themed Party Ideas That Don’t Cost A Ton Of Money

If you're looking for fun party themes, here are some themed party ideas that won't cost a lot of money and DIY decorations for your parties!

Whether you’re in college or the real world, there’s always time to celebrate. Unfortunately money can be tight from time to time, or you might just want the biggest bang for your buck. Here are a few easy ways to make your party one to remember without breaking the bank! Below are the best themed party ideas that will barely cost anything to create!


The little things are what guests rave about when they arrive to when they leave. Hanging up garlands or putting little flamingo shaped suers in their drinks will make people want to come back for another.

1. Leis

Greet your guest with a Hawaiian lei!

2. Light up the night.

If you’re having an outdoor party, head to any local dollar store where you can find these colorful luau bamboo torches!Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 12.40.05 PM

 3. Create your own decorations!

Create your own Hawaiian signs with cardboard or stiff paper! You can also use real pine cones that you find in your backyard and paint them to look like pinapples! You can also buy fake pine cones here!

These hawaiian signs are great for themed party ideas!  

 Tip: Have a contest for who is the best hoola dancer. People will bring their own costumes and it won’t cost you a dime! 

Cinco De Mayo!

Nothing says celebration like the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862!

1. Make use of those empty margarita mix (or tequila) bottles!

Use old bottles for decoration! Just fill them with real or flake flowers and you’ve got some fiesta style decor!

These tequila vases are perfect themed party ideas!

2. DIY Cactus

For these cacti all you need is cardboard, green paint and a bit of glue! This cute and trendy, along with a good alternative to wearing sombreros and ponchos….

These DIY Cacti are perfect themed party ideas!

3. Selflie Props

No party is complete without some selfie props! You can also create a DIY photobooth and have people take pictures with the props!

4. Cacti Toppers

Tell me these cacti cupcake toppers aren’t the cutest things you’ve ever seen! They’re so cheap and will instantly bring your cupcakes to life!

These Cacti toppers are perfect themed party ideas!

Celebration of Birth!

Throwing a birthday party for someone doesn’t have to cost a lot of money! You can make your own decor and even create some fun DIY party treats!

1. Wall Decor

Nothing says happy birthday like these colorful polka dots! Adorn the walls with them and you’ll have great photos to look back on!

These polka dots are perfect themed party ideas!

2. DIY Decor

Literally all you have to do for these ice cream cone balloons is:

1. roll brown paper into a cone shape and draw grid lines

2. tape ’em onto the balloons. Easy!

These DIY ice cream cones are perfect themed party ideas!

3. Birthday Treats

For these DIY birthday treats, all you need is your liquor of choice, (you can mix in as many kinds as you want) and a dish filled with gummy bears. Soak overnight to saturate all the liquids and they’ll be ready to get the party going the next day!

These DIY booze gummies are perfect themed party ideas!

4. Party all night!

Attach glow-in-the-dark bracelets around your cups if you’ve got a game of pong going for a psychedelic spin on your night!

These glow in the dark pong cups are perfect themed party ideas!


4th of July BBQ!

Let’s face it, most people attend barbecues to eat and drink. You can incorporate fun and excitement along with helping people leave your soirée with full stomachs.

1. DIY serving tray

Take a cupcake pan and use it to hold your condiments. It’s cute, easy and uses one dish instead of 6!

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These condiment servers are perfect themed party ideas!

2. Easy Appetizers!

Who doesnt love Ranch + Vegetables ?!

3. Watermelon Pops

Watermelon can be a difficult and messy food to eat to sometimes! Cut your watermelon into triangle shaped pieces and add a popsicle stick to make them super easy to eat!

These watermelon pops are perfect themed party ideas for the 4th of july!

4. Ice Cream Sandwich Pops

Jazz up some ordinary ice cream sandwiches by dipping the sides in red, white and blue sprinkles! Finish them off with a popsicle stick so you don’t end up with sticky fingers!

5. Star Spangled Cups

Dixie cups + Stars + Stripes = Nuff said.

At the End of the Day, Parties Blow…

Balloons are acceptable for any type of party! For extra cute balloons, just take any confetti you’d like, fill the balloon with the confetti and then fill it with air! Give it a little shake and you’ve got some gorgeous party ready balloons!

These DIY confetti balloons are perfect themed party ideas!  


Do you have any other themed party ideas that don’t cost a lot of money to create? Share your ideas in the comments!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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