Choosing something to do for your birthday is quite a tricky job. You have to please everyone in your squad and most importantly you have to please yourself. You never want your friends to feel like they have to empty their bank account just to celebrate your birthday. 

READ MORE: 16 Free Things You Can Get In Ottawa On Your Birthday

There are quite a lot of ways you can celebrate your birthday for little to no money here in Ottawa. So if you're broke and don't want your friends to overspend to celebrate your birth check out these 20 things. 


via @pichesimon

Have some cheap drinks in Ottawa bars and restaurants 

Prices vary


via @lamrou

Donut worry about prices at Maverick's Donut Company

Signature donuts: $2.85, Build your own: $1.85


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Laugh the night away at Absolute Comedy

Range between $5.00 - $17.00 per ticket


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Have a meal at Tucker's Marketplace

Free birthday meal with proof of valid ID


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Eat, drink, and game at The Loft Board Game Lounge

$5.50 per person 


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Hit all your targets at Tagzone

Two free hours with everything included and a free t-shirt 4 days before or 4 days after your birthday. ID Required.


via @the_dutch_one

Watch the sunset from Andaz ByWard Market Rooftop patio

Free


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Try and get a hole in one at Mer Bleue Golf

$9 per person


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Get competitive at House of Targ

$5 per person on Sundays after 9 pm all games are set to freeplay 


via @rnea

Get your nails done at Her Esthetician

Polish change: $12-14 


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Have A Meal At Warehouse

$5 menu 


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Escape from Ottawa at Playa Del Popsical 

$2-3 per pop


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Explore Inspiration Village in the ByWard Market

Free


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Have a meal at Blue Cactus Bar & Grill in the ByWard Market 

Free entree with proof of valid ID.


via @breanna_girl

Visit An Ottawa Museum After 5 PM On Thursdays

Free


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Have a picnic at any Ottawa Park 

Free


via @la_chantale

Celebrate your birthday and another countries culture at Ottawa Welcomes the World

Free


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Get adventurous and explore Hog's Back Falls

Free


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Sip some tea at Zoe's Lounge: Fairmont Château Laurier

$25 for the Little Prince & Princess Tea, $8 for just tea


via @kimgetuya

Indulge in your favorite flavor cupcake at the Cupcake Lounge

$3-$5 each cupcake

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