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How to Throw a Starbucks Birthday Party on a Budget

This Starbucks birthday party is SUCH a cute and frugal idea for a teenage girl who loves all things Starbucks and coffee!

Guest post from Heidi

My daughter turned recently turned 14 and her most favorite thing in the world is to go to Starbucks — so I decided we could throw a fancy and frugal Starbucks birthday party for her and seven of her friends.

Here’s how I was able to throw a Starbucks birthday party on a budget…

What I Bought:

From Dollar Tree = $31

  • white goodie bags
  • tablecloth
  • 1 package balloons
  • 1 package green streamers
  • 1 package plates
  • 1 package napkins
  • 8 white mugs
  • Piñata fillers (candy, chapstick, face masks, nail polish, etc.)

Walmart: = $26

  • Cake pop sticks and candy melts
  • Piñata
  • Starbucks drinks for prizes

Aldi: = $5

  • Cake mix
  • White frosting
  • Popcorn

I also bought the Starbucks stickers I used on the goodie bags from They were running a special… 10 stickers for $1 shipped!

How We Partied:

I printed the “Frappy Birthday” banner off the internet at no cost, pasted it on construction paper, cut it out, and hung it up.

We hung green and white streamers, white balloons, and used all white and green paper products.

Each girl got to pre-order a Starbucks drink and it was waiting for them when they arrived to the party. The total for 8 drinks was $32, but I used 15,000 Kelloggs Family Rewards points to buy 2 Starbucks gift cards and that took off $10 — only $22 for the drinks!!

When I picked up my drinks, I asked for a few empty cups for the popcorn and the cake pops. Starbucks provided these at no charge.

At the party, each girl got to decorate their own coffee mug using paint pens and sharpie markers I already had.

We also played a “Who knows the birthday girl best?” game which I made and printed at home for no cost. The prize was a Starbucks drink purchased at Walmart.

Using old coffee beans I already had, I set up a “Guess How Many Coffee Beans Are in the Jar” game. The winner got a Starbucks drink from Walmart.

Total spent for this very fancy and VERY fun birthday: $85 before tax!!!

My daughter and her friends had so much fun and she said it was one of the best parties she’s ever had. All for well under $100 and 8 girls! There you have it — a Starbucks birthday party on a budget!

I am Heidi Evans. Mom to 6… 5 boys and 1 girl. Always looking for ways to save money!

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