Congrats on another trip around the sun! No plans? No problem. It’s not too late to plan an impromptu gathering — you can still get friends and family together for a last-minute birthday blowout. We’re here to help with everything you need to celebrate yourself — consider it our gift to you!
Last-Minute Birthday Cake:Time to have your cake and eat it too. This 5-ingredient ice cream cake combines a chocolate cookie crust, ice cream filling and easy fudge topping. Or, for an even easier alternative, stack store-bought donuts on a simple cake stand and serve — no baking required.
Last-Minute Birthday Eats:Put together a topnotch cheese platter in a matter of minutes with a spread of store-bought cheese and crackers. Or take to the kitchen to whip up one of these five easy appetizers, from marinated olives to melon skewers.
Last-Minute Birthday Drinks:Keep it simple with bottled beverages, like sparking water, soda or beer, or serve a single signature cocktail (like this no-mixer margarita made with fresh limes). Looking for a nonalcoholic alternative? Mix up a pitcher of homemade lemonade.
Last-Minute Birthday Decorations:Get your place party-ready with DIY decorations you can do the day of. For example, put a special spin on basic birthday balloons by adding a handful of colored confetti. Feeling extra festive? Glam up drinks with these DIY glitter-dipped cups.
Last-Minute Birthday Activities:Play one of these top 10 party games guaranteed to give your guests a good time. Game on!
Last-Minute Birthday Soundtrack:Turn up the tunes with our custom top-hits party playlist. Follow eviteparty on Spotify and click on Last-Minute Birthday Playlist to listen.
Last-Minute Birthday Toast:Before the celebration starts, brush up on these toasting tips to give thanks to your guests.
Last-Minute Birthday Invitations:Get your get-together together by sending one of the invitations below — or choose another invitation from our birthday for her gallery or birthday for him gallery — then let the festivities begin!
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