Dollar General Is Your #1 Spot for Birthday Supplies

Dollar General is a place that I have shopped for cleaning supplies before. However, I would have never thought of purchasing kid’s birthday supplies from there.

With three kids, going all out on a birthday party just isn’t happening for me anymore. Therefore, when my middle son’s July birthday was approaching, I decided to go to Dollar General to see the selection that they had available. Once there, I wondered why I had never shopped with them for my party supplies. I could have saved a lot of money (no more ordering through Birthday Express for me).

Planning J.D.’s 4th Birthday Party

Creation Time: 30 minutes

Items needed (costs approximately $25)

  • Small paper plates for cake
  • Fireworks
  • LED Glow Party Balloons
  • Napkins
  • Birthday Sparkler Candles
  • Scotch Tape
  • Birthday Boy Ribbon
  • Space Ship Pool

The Plan

Thankfully, my middle son just wanted a small get together, so I only needed a few supplies to be able to keep him and his friends entertained. Since July is a hot month, for the most part, the kids will spend time playing in the pool and other water activities that we already own. All I must do is blow up the balloons and put up his birthday banner and we are pretty much good to go.


If you want to do a simple birthday party for your child, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your local Dollar General and purchase the above-mentioned items.
  2. Put the birthday pin on your birthday boy
  3. Blow up the pool and fill it with water
  4. Put up your existing decorations
  5. Let the kids play with the water toys
  6. Do present time
  7. Do cake time and add in the LED glow party balloons
  8. If the party lasts until night time and you feel comfortable using fireworks do it

Closing Thoughts on Birthday Supplies at Dollar General 

If I would have shopped via Birthday Express or even Walmart for my son’s birthday party supplies I would have been set back a couple of hundred dollars. However, my local Dollar General store had everything that I needed and I cut back my budget a ton, which means more gifts for my son.

Have you ever shopped at Dollar General for birthday supplies before?


  1. Next time we have a party I am so checking out Dollar general!

  2. HilLesha O'Nan says:

    I didn’t realize that they have such of a good selection of party supplies! I usually shop at Dollar Tree for supplies to help cut down costs.

  3. Yup, that’s where I shop for gift bags and all those other stuff. They have a great selection of party supplies at very reasonable prices, for sure.

  4. Adaleta says:

    I love getting party supplies! Especially for a great price

  5. That is so awesome that there are so many things you can get for a birthday party from Dollar General! I’ll have to check it out!

  6. So I’m guessing dollar general is like the dollar tree in NY. I love that everything is $1 and there’s a huge variety of options!

    1. admin says:


      Dollar General is similar to Dollar Tree (we have both here), however, Dollar General has a much wider selection and their products can go over $1.

  7. Kathy says:

    I love shopping at Dollar General. They always have such great stuff. Their prices are really good too.

  8. We do not have a dollar general in our place but their is a store for birthday supplies. They have great stuff too.

  9. I love shopping at Dollar General, they have so many great deals! I love all of their stuff!

  10. I love the Dollar Store for EVERYTHING! They have so much amazing stuff there.

  11. Jocelyn says:

    It’s so cool how much you can save thanks to Dollar General! You got a lot of awesome stuff as well. This is perfect for stocking up even if you’re not planning a party yet.

  12. rika says:

    Sounds like a great store for birthday supplies. No Dollar General stores in my area, would love to check out the store!

  13. wow! talk about throwing a party while saving money, awesome! I’ll have to keep this in mind for my kids bday parties : ) thanks for the scoop!

  14. I love dollar stores, they always have such great supplies. Especially for birthday parties!

  15. We love Dollar General for things like birthdays and other celebrations too. I had no idea they had fireworks too! I would love to grab some for Father’s Day!

  16. Claudia Krusch says:

    The Dollar General is one of my favorite stores. They have so many great deals. I always find what I am looking for.

  17. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    I love shopping at the Dollar General. We have one right around the corner. You bet I am there All.The.Time!

  18. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    Dollar general is my go to for all party supplies. I love that we can get the same thing from any party store for a cheaper price! There are some big treasure hidden there!

  19. candy says:

    Dollar General is our go to store before looking anyplace else. I will have to tell my daughter about the pool party. Seems pretty quick and easy and everything and everyone stays outside. Think our Dollar General store has even added more decorations this year.

  20. Joely Smith says:

    Dollar General is my lifesaver! When we had one built near us – under a mile away – I was ecstatic!! I visit them almost every other day lol

  21. Dollar General is one of my fave places for party planning. Doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, retirement, and even baby and wedding showers, there’s always something I need for my party available at Dollar General.

  22. I love Dollar General! It is amazing how low their prices are and the wide selection that they have to choose from. It’s one of my favorite places to pick up items for any party or get together.

  23. I get all of my party and crafting supplies at Dollar General whenever possible. They have great stuff, and their prices are amazing. It’s SUCH a good store.

  24. Whenever I’m about to have a party I go to the Dollar General and get everything I can for the party. They have a lot of great items at a reasonable price.

  25. Rebecca Swenor says:

    Dollar General is a great place to get any party supplies. I love the idea of the LED Glow Party Balloons which can be used for any kind of gathering really. Happy Birthday to your son. Thanks for sharing the information.

  26. Kristin says:

    How fun are those LED balloons? Too cool for school!

  27. Krystal says:

    I always stock up here! There have SO much stuff and some creative items I Can’t find anything else.

  28. Our Family World says:

    Great birthday supplies. I always look at Dollar General first for party supplies.

  29. Great tips! I love stores that offer this kind of variety with great deals!

  30. Love Dollar General! Some party stores charge way too much! At least I know Im always getting a great deal at Dollar General!

  31. Sheena says:

    Wow, those are some great party supplies. Seriously, $1 table cloths and plates? Yes please!

  32. Laura Funk says:

    I’ve definitely been hitting up the dollar general for some great deals on birthday supplies. I mean 24 plates for a dollar is a slamming deal!

  33. Bri says:

    I love Dollar General. They have a great selection of party supplies no matter what the occasion is.

  34. Karen says:

    I shop Dollar General all the time. There are some things I shop there first for, like office supplies, and disposable cooking pans.

  35. Yes, I totally agree with you. Dollar General is a very budget friendly place to gear up for birthday parties. Looks like your water fun theme will be a hit!

  36. Lorane says:

    I think Dollar General have great knicks knacks for various events. All you need is a concept and people will never believe you got all your stuff at the Dollar store

  37. AJ @ NutriFitMama says:

    I didn’t realize that Dollar General had so much. I will have to check it out next time someone’s bday rolls around.

  38. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I shop there all the time whenever I have a party! They have tons of party stuff 🙂

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