Best Birthday Ever: Party Tips, DIY Décor & Shopping Hacks!

Best Birthday EVER! celebrate it's 6th birthday!

Just because we like to save money doesn’t mean we don’t want to have the best birthday party ever!

Whether it’s for your kids, for your bff, or for yourself, here are some of our top tips, tricks and hacks to ensure you’re the talk of the birthday party circuit.

Party Tips

We’re all about the best party experience! Cold drinks are a must. Whether you’re serving up the newest rosé, the coolest craft beer, or the sweetest juice boxes, your party drinks can be served up cold in a fun way.

Coolers are so 20th century. Think of uncommon places to keep access to cold drinks. End of summer party? An inflatable pool is fun and useful. Instead of ice cubs that water-down your drinks (a no-no if you ask us), freeze grapes instead.

Muffin tins aren’t just for muffins anymore. Put six or 12 drinks in each tray and pass them around. They’re easy to carry and you don’t have to worry about tipping them over. You can also use them as makeshift serving trays for veggies and dip, snacks, and candies.

You can get muffin tins and inflatable pools from stores like Bed Bath and Beyond,, and JYSK.

DIY Décor

We love looking for classic party supplies at stores like Amazon, Etsy, even Hudson’s Bay. AliExpress also has some awesome deals to help you get the most décor bang for your buck.

The latest hit is a DIY photo booth. Get all the trimmings from places like eBay or dollar stores in your area. Set up a neat backdrop, put a point-and-shoot digital camera on a tripod, and have the option for your guests to print their pics. If you don’t have a photo printer, pick one up from Staples or Best Buy.

Create custom stickers just for your party from StickerYou. You can use them to label loot bags, for your photobooth pics, name cards for the table settings, and about a million other ways too. And if you’re having a Halloween-y themed event, Spirit Halloween has you covered with décor and Cash Back.

You can get more incredible DIY tips and décor ideas from our fav, Pinterest. Follow us for some fun inspiration or just plain fun.

Shopping Hacks

Obviously, we’re all about shopping and deals so we love to celebrate our birthday BIG! Here’s some of our favourite shopping hacks for making the most of your Rakuten account!

Sign up for your favourite stores’ emails. You’ll get the latest sales, promos, and more right in your inbox without breaking a sweat. Of course, we recommend signing up (if you haven’t already) for our Rakuten e-mails to get the latest promotions we’ve got going on and Flash Cash Back events, contests and deals.

Add stores to your favourites list by hitting the heart button to get personalized deals from those stores. Download the Express Button on your browser so you never miss another Cash Back offer again.

And did you know Rakuten has a Double Cash Back promotion every week? (You would if you signed up for our emails or are following us on social!) Be sure to check out the site often as we always have great offers, Cash Back events and new stores being added.

Happy birthday to us, happy savings to you!


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