Posts Tagged ‘Birthday Party’

Friday Freebie: Eat Free on Your Birthday

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Do you know of a better way to celebrate your birthday than with free food? Here is a list of restaurants that offer birthday freebies. Feel free to add to the list (in the comments section) or let me know if one of these restaurants is no longer participating.

Oh, and an embarrassing serenade from the wait staff from your friends…yup, that is free too!

ALFY’S PIZZA – free mini pizza

ALL-AMERICAN CAFE – free dessert

APPLEBEES – free dessert

AUTO ZONE – free oil change

BAKERS SQUARE – free pie

BANDIDO’S – free entree

BASKIN ROBBINS – free ice cream treat

BENNIGANS – free dessert

BILL KNAPP’S – gives adults a % discount equal to age; plus a free bday cake (w/purchase of a meal) during the week of your B-day

BOB’S BIG BOY – free hot fudge ice cream

BUFFALO WILD WINGS (BW3) – free dozen hot wings

BURGER KING – free kids meal to all Kid’s Club members (check within the store because there is no reference to the club on their website).

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN – Register First – free kids meal during the month of their birthday

DENNY’S – free meal (for children who are ten and under)

EINSTEIN’S – free meal

FAMOUS DAVE’S BARBEQUE – free meal (w/advance signup)

FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB – free cake (party of 5 min.; 2 drink min.)

HARD ROCK CAFE – free dessert

HOULIHAN’S RESTAURANT – free entree

HOLLYWOOD VIDEO – one free video rental

MACARONI GRILL – free dessert

MAX AND ERMA – free $5 dessert

OLD SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE – free meal

OUTBACK Steakhouse – free dessert

RED LOBSTER – free slice of cake

STEAK-N-SHAKE – free dinner for “birthday club” kids (I didn’t locate a form on the site so you will probably have to ask about this one in the store).

TGI FRIDAYS – free birthday dessert

WENDY’S – free kids meal to all Kid’s Club members (check in stores for this one- no form is located on their website).

McDonald’s Birthday Parties

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

We just celebrated our son’s fourth birthday. In the past, I have made the food and we have had the party at our house. It has been fun (for everyone else!), but we still ended up spending a lot of money on food, cake, party favors, etc… We only invited a few friends, but our family continues to grow and now our immediate family alone is about thirteen people. This year, I decided to let someone else host the party…But what is a frugal momma to do when most parties cost so much money?

Have no fear! The McDonald’s Birthday party is the way to go! Each McDonald’s offers a different price, but the prices are usually in the same neighborhood and all of them usually offer the same types of activities.

For $59.99, we could have ten children attend his birthday party. The cost included ten Happy Meals (everyone got their own choice in entrees & sides), party favors, games, cake (chocolate or white), and ice cream. The party times, at our McDonald’s, were two or four, which meant that no one was there eating and we had the whole place to ourselves.

We chose a nice McDonald’s, in our area, and they cleaned up and closed off the play area just for our party. It was, honestly, the best party we have ever had. The kids had a blast in the play area and played for three hours, while the parents sat around and visited. The host did all of the work for us, entertaining the children, taking orders, bringing food…and the ultimate part? All of the cleaning up!

In short, have a McDonald’s birthday party- it is the way to go!